Ava Henderson

Surf Athletes

Ricardo Christie and Ava Henderson Win Backdoor Taranaki Pro

Derek Morrison
Ricardo Christie and Ava Henderson have claimed big victories in Taranaki yesterday, winning the Backdoor Taranaki Pro, presented by Billabong, in excellent conditions at Stent Road. It was the first Open Women’s win for Henderson since her breakthrough performance at the 2020 National Championships 16 months ago, while Christie has......
Surf Athletes

Zen Wallis And Ava Henderson Win The Duke

Derek Morrison
Zen Wallis and Ava Henderson negotiate tough conditions to take titles in honour of the father of surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, at the Ray White Duke Festival of Surfing held at New Brighton Beach, Christchurch. Zen Wallis, of Piha, and Ava Henderson, of Christchurch, were among fourteen champions crowned at the......
Surf Athletes

40 Frames: Billabong Grom Series, Whangamata

Derek Morrison
With the tail-end of a cyclone swell to stir things, up the 2021 Billabong Grom Series, held at Whangamata at the weekend, had it all. From pumping waves right through to onshore mush. Here’s 40 frames that capture the spirit of it all....
Surf Athletes

Robinson, Shewry Claim Wins At Whangamata Grom Series

Derek Morrison
Whangarei’s Tom Robinson broke a two-year win drought over the weekend with his female counterpart Ariana Shewry, of Taranaki getting her first national event win in four years at the Whangamata grom comp. The two surfers claimed the Under 18 Divisions of the second event of the Billabong Grom Series......
Surf Athletes

Ava Henderson, Nixon Reardon Dominant At South Island Grom Series Opener

Derek Morrison
Nixon Reardon and Ava Henderson claim first blood in the opening round of the 2021 South Island Grom Series held at Dunedin’s St Clair Beach on Saturday. With an atrocious forecast that included gale winds and an open ocean 5-6m short-period swell the decision was made early to try and......
Surf Athletes

Billy Stairmand And Paige Hareb Crowned King And Queen Of The Point

Derek Morrison
Local Raglan surfer Billy Stairmand was too good for his opponents this weekend being crowned King of the Point alongside New Zealand’s most successful surfer Paige Hareb, of Taranaki, who was crowned Queen of the Point in the Women’s Division. The King and Queen of the Point, which is presented......
Surf Athletes

Westport Pumps For South Island Grom Series

Derek Morrison
When the West Coast of the South Island is becalmed by an enormous high there is no better place to be than Westport’s Tauranga Bay. With a 1 to 1.4m long-period swell pulsing through and a grom comp about to unleash on the T Bay Superbank, there’s a lot to......
Surf Athletes

10 Best Moments From The 2020 Nationals

Derek Morrison
With a forecast about as diabolical as you can get for a Dunedin summer the Health 2000 2020 Nationals had it all: early exits, upsets, elation and the emergence of two new champions. Here are our 10 best moments from it all. The Gathering of the Tribe There are few......
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Elliot Paerata-Reid & Ava Henderson Win 2020 NZ Surfing Nationals

Derek Morrison
Piha surfer Elliot Paerata-Reid has claimed the 2020 National Open Surfing Title after a thrilling final battle with seven-time and defending champion, Billy Stairmand. In the women’s, 14-year-old Ava Henderson rose to the top with a polished performance to take her first open title. Two new National Champions have ushered......
Surf Athletes

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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