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Ship’s Log Indian Ocean, Day 2: Macaronis

Derek Morrison
Macaronis has become such a famous wave that you need to book a slot to surf it. Which we did for two days … just as a new swell arrives. That’s the magic of having one of the most connected surf operators on board. So, it took us all by......
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Girl In The Wind

Derek Morrison
Lucy Te Moananui is a special kind of adventurer. She stumbled across sailing while at school and pursued her passion, adding in scuba diving and eventually surfing when she arrived in New Zealand 16 years ago. In April 2023, the 39-year-old will line up on the start line of the......
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Ship’s Log Indian Ocean, Day 1: First Day Froth

Derek Morrison
Nothing makes sense about the journey. We pass over Padang twice before we land there. We watch the 40 boards (for 11 of us) being thrown like firewood on the tarmac at Jakarta. The streets of Padang are a sight that few of us are expecting: a kind of chaos......
Inspiration

Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Most: Jack Tyro

Derek Morrison
At the Nationals this year in Westport one surfer stood tall among so many. It wasn’t just because of the seamless lines he’d take on his waves, or his ability to surf a variety of craft, but for his consistency in his heats, and as a great human. At 15,......
Environment

Surfing With Sea Lions: The Cheat Sheet

Derek Morrison
Surfing on the Otago Coast is a sublime experience most of the time, but the number of surfers who report supposed “near-death encounters” with sea lions is puzzling. According to Doc Coastal Otago Ranger Jim Fyfe, we’re reading them all wrong. In this film he offers us his cheat sheet......
Environment

Conservation: How You Can Help Our Hector’s Dolphins

Derek Morrison
Fisheries New Zealand is asking for feedback on proposed fisheries measures to further protect South Island Hector’s dolphins. Hector’s are the small wee dolphins that love to surf and hang out with humans – especially kids. An encounter with a Hector’s dolphin will brighten up anyone’s day, but they need......
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Barton Lynch Launches Blast Off 2021

Derek Morrison
Dust off your video camera, bribe your parents and get filming! Now in its 16th year, Barton Lynch’s Blast Off global video challenge returns for 2021 bigger than ever and with GoPro as lead partner. For 2021 every video will receive feedback from BL Blast Off’s top coaches. The event,......
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Breaking News: 2021 Scholastics Cancelled, Primary School Champs Postponed

Derek Morrison
The 2021 Primary School Championships have been postponed and the National Scholastic Surfing Championships have been cancelled. The Sticky Johnson Primary School Champs were due to take place October 2-3 in Gisborne, while the National Scholastics Surfing Championships – one of the biggest events of the surfing calendar – was......
Rising Groms

Rising Grom: Indica Knox Corcoran

Derek Morrison
When it comes to professionalism in surfing, few groms compare to Indica Knox Corcoran. The Mount Maunganui based surfer and skater may just be 11 years old, but he operates with every intention of becoming a pro. He’s guided in his dream by his mum and dad, Renée and Phil......
Surf Athletes

Westport To Host Nationals 2022

Derek Morrison
The 59th edition of the New Zealand National Surfing Championships will be staged in Westport in early 2022, the second time the event has been held on the West Coast of the South Island. The National Championships brings together the best surfers in New Zealand and with the World Surf......

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