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Momentum Builds For 2020 Piha Pro QS10,000

Derek Morrison
Details have been revealed about a bid for Auckland to host a World Qualifying Series 10,000-rated event at Piha in March 2020: the Piha Pro. But it is not a done deal … just yet. A document leaked to the NZ Herald today suggests the event will be a QS10,000...
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Ricardo Christie Builds Momentum With Maori Flag On His CT Jersey

Derek Morrison
With a nod to his heritage and tapping into the power of his lineage Ricardo Christie is now wearing the Maori flag, Tino rangatiratanga, on the right sleeve of his World Championship Tour jersey. If his first outing at the Corona Bali Protected Championship Tour event at Keramas, Bali, is...
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Billy Stairmand Wins Gold Coast Open

Derek Morrison
Raglan’s Billy Stairmand has won the 2019 Gold Coast Open today taking down Lennox Head’s Stuart Kennedy in a thrilling final in peeling 2-3ft waves at Burleigh Point. Crowds swarmed to the Burleigh Hill in the thousands to witness some world-class surfing in the natural amphitheater that is Burleigh Point...
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UPDATED: Elliot Paerata-Reid and Billy Stairmand Make Top 100 After Krui Pro

Derek Morrison
Elliott Paerata-Reid and Billy Stairmand have launched into the top 100 in the World Qualifying Series after their performances at the Krui Pro held at Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung, Sumatra. Stairmand was the form surfer of the event dominating through his early heats on his journey to the finals. The...
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Maz Quinn Wins Exit Surf Canterbury Championships, Closes In On NZ Surf Series Title

Derek Morrison
Maz Quinn claims his second win of the 2019 New Zealand Surf Series by taking out the Exit Surf Men’s Canterbury Surfing Championships held at Taylor’s Mistake at the weekend. The win elevates Quinn to second overall on the national rankings at a time when the 42-year-old has semi-stood back...
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Zen Wallis and Estella Hungerford Win Emerson’s South Island Champs

Derek Morrison
Zen Wallis defends title at the Emerson’s South Island Surfing Championships and claims his second career win on the New Zealand Surf Series. He is joined by 17-year-old Estella Hungerford who wins first ever title in the Open Women’s Division. Despite a small 1-3 foot swell throughout the three-day event...
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Billy Stairmand Wins Rip Curl Pro

Derek Morrison
Raglan’s Billy Stairmand wins his third straight Rip Curl Pro title after blowing away a strong field of domestic surfers today at Manu Bay, Raglan. Stairmand was joined by Mount Maunganui surfer Raiha Ensor who claimed the women’s title. Stairmand looked unstoppable all weekend and his relentless performances continued into...
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New Zealand’s Richest Surfing Event Makes History With TAB

Derek Morrison
Surfing in New Zealand is about to make history this weekend with Raglan’s Rip Curl Pro featuring at the TAB. Forget your fantasy surf leagues, this is the real thing with real money at stake. Who’s your money on? Billy Stairmand? Dune Kennings? Maz Quinn? Aimee Brown or Ella Williams?...
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Single Fin Mingle: The Best Party Sumner Has Ever Seen

Derek Morrison
There are very few surf events that don’t rely on a thumping swell to carry them off. When it comes to the Single Fin Mingle it seems a questionable surf forecast can hardly dent the buzz. Hello Zukeen’s Sam Fraser-Baxter dusted off his tweed suit to capture the excitement of...
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Kiwis Thriving At Vissla Central Coast Pro

Derek Morrison
Billy Stairmand and Elliot Paerata-Reid have posted the two highest heat scores of Round 3 at the Vissla Central Coast Pro. Held at Avoca, on the Central Coast of NSW, they’ll be joined by Kehu Butler as Round 4 continues across the weekend. Moderate onshore winds and a slight drop...

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