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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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Ava Henderson: Meet The 13-Year-Old Shaking Up The Contest Circuit

Derek Morrison
She’s only 13, but Christchurch surfer Ava Henderson is punching way above her weight, taking on the Under 16s, Under 18s and Under 20s like an athlete on a mission. And she’s the whole package: nice as pie to chat to after a heat, friendly and smart. But even her...
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Featured We Rank The 10 Best Surfers In New Zealand Right Now

Derek Morrison
New Zealand Surf Journal asks the New Zealand surfing industry to rank our 10 best surfers. The concept is simple: include not just the best competitors, but also our very best free surfers and underground chargers. This is who they came up with. THE CRITERIA Surfers are assessed based on...
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Ariana Shewry Second At Sunset Pro Junior, Hawaii

Derek Morrison
If Oakura pro surfer Ariana Shewry was looking for a top start to her 2019 season then she nailed it today with a second place at the Women’s Sunset Pro Junior in Hawaii. One of Oahu’s most iconic competitive venues, Sunset Beach, delivered breezy, challenging conditions throughout the day with consistent...
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Making History With Paige Hareb

Derek Morrison
Paige Hareb is New Zealand’s most successful surfer and her achievements, as the World Surf League (WSL) season for 2018 come to a close, stand testament to her competitive character and determination. The 2018 season was her seventh year competing on the WSL Championship Tour and she was thrown every...
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Surf Coach: So, Just How Physically Demanding Is A Session At Raglan?

Dr Oliver Farley
It is well-documented: only a surfer knows that feeling … of utter exhaustion after a session at Raglan. But just how much physical exertion is involved? We put that question to surfer and exercise physiology expert Dr Oliver Farley. Here’s the breakdown … A surfer in a competitive heat at...
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Five Minutes With: Maz Quinn (And Why Wave Pools Rule)

Derek Morrison
It’s one of those swells. Every ten minutes a pulse that gets you excited, but in between a calm pool of blue with the occasional rideable ripple. It’s been like this all week with the same crew hunting the sets on the favourable tide led by Josh Thickpenny and Luke...

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