big-wave surfing

Featured Inspiration New Zealand Sessions

Chasing Giants: Hunting The 23.8m Swell That Broke Records

Derek Morrison
A group of Southern surfers chase a record-breaking swell as it lines up a remote reef break buried deep in the Catlins. What transpires has it all: blood, guts, an inhospitable peak and the rise of a new talent in big-wave surfing. New Zealand Surf Journal takes you inside one...
Featured Inspiration Sessions

The Reef: Riding A Once In A Blue Moon Swell

Derek Morrison
I’d been tracking it from a week out and it played the notes of the forecast with precision. For big wave surfing this was a classic: its deep fetch straight off the western edge of Antarctica, landing an almost direct hit on the southeast corner of New Zealand. Then, sometime...
Inspiration Sessions Surf Athletes

Chasing Storms With Doug Young and Ross Clarke-Jones

Derek Morrison
Bobbing around on a jet ski near a reef off the southernmost tip of New Zealand’s South Island it dawned on me that I had been drawn here like a moth to a flame. Each passing set of waves grew in size and intensity and started to look more like...

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