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Surf Athletes

Nationals 2021: Vette’s Win Brings Crowd To Tears, Stairmand Claims Eighth Title

Derek Morrison
Saffi Vette brings the crowd to tears with her win at the 2021 National Surfing Championships, while Billy Stairmand breaks his own record with an eighth national men’s title at Piha. Finals day at Piha for the 2021 National Surfing Championships presented by The Trusts Community Foundation included an emotional......
Surf Athletes

Nationals 2021: Top Eight Men Decided In Explosive Day Of Surfing

Derek Morrison
Eight surfers have secured the semifinalist spots in the men’s open division after an explosive quarterfinal round of action at the 2021 National Surfing Championships, which are being held at Piha this week. The exceptional results from Tuesday’s round of competition were punctuated by stellar performances from Mount Maunganui’s Kehu......
Surf Athletes

Kehu Butler, Natasha Gouldsbury Claim 2020 Maori Titles

Derek Morrison
Kehu Butler stamps his mark on the 2020 Maori Titles, bringing his world-class surfing to one of New Zealand’s most iconic events. Set in a backdrop of Northland’s waves Butler is joined by Natasha Gouldsbury on the top step of the podium. Tauranga Moana surfer Kehu Butler (Ngai Te Rangi)......
The Shaper's Bay

The Great NZ Surf Journal Board Giveaway: How It Works

Derek Morrison
As part of our commitment to New Zealand surfboard shapers we’re collaborating with a bunch to bring you the chance to win one of their latest board designs. Here’s how it works … and how you can win yourself one. Step 1: We ask a local New Zealand shaper to......
Surf Athletes

Chris Malone, Zhana Hutchieson Claim Aotearoa Maori Titles



Derek Morrison
Chris Malone and Zhana Hutchieson surfed to victory at the Aotearoa Maori Titles at the end of October and in doing so claim two of the coveted trials slots for the Piha Pro scheduled for March 2020. Malone and Hutchieson fought off some tough opponents with excellent surfing on the......
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......
Surf Athletes

Luke Rogers and Ava Henderson Win Catlins Grom Comp

Derek Morrison
Luke Rogers and Ava Henderson rise to the top of a hungry pool of grommets at Round 3 of the South Island Grom Series held in fun waves at Porpoise Bay in the Catlins. Originally scheduled be held at Colac Bay, which was super fun for most of the day......
Surf Athletes

Billy Stairmand Beats Ricardo Christie, Wins Seventh National Title

Derek Morrison
Billy Stairmand has beaten good friend Ricardo Christie to kick off 2019 in the best way possible claiming his seventh title at the Health 2000 National Surfing Championships completed at Stent Road in Taranaki today. Taranaki turned on another stellar day of surf and weather with clean 1.5m waves and......

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