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Watch: King And Queen Of The Point (The Movie)

Derek Morrison
Billy Lee-Pope has just dropped this sweet little edit from The King and Queen of the Point contest where Billy Stairmand and Paige Hareb were crowned. The King and Queen of the Point is final national event of 2020, concluding the shortened New Zealand Surf Series for 2020. It was......
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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......
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Greetings From Kehu Butler

Derek Morrison
Filmmaker Billy Lee-Pope and Kehu Butler join forces to bring this epic introduction into the life of one of New Zealand’s greatest surfers, Kehu Butler. Greetings from Te Kehukehu Mokoia Ngawhika Patara Butler, or Kehu Butler, follows the 20-year-old Māori surfer and offers a glimpse into his life. You get......
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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)......
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Stairmand On Rampage At World Surfing Games, Qualifies For Olympics

Derek Morrison
Raglan’s Billy Stairmand has maintained his blistering form at the ISA World Surfing Games in Japan today. His run saw him secure the Oceania qualification slot on Friday. Today he blazed through Repechage heats to put himself into the frame for gold when the event resumes tomorrow. Stairmand will surf......
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Surfing Gets The Vote For Paris 2024 Olympics

Derek Morrison
Surfing’s Olympic future in good health after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes to include surfing on the sports programme for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The vote, by the IOC membership, came today during the 134th IOC session in Lausanne, Switzerland. Final ratification will be made by the IOC......
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Kiwis Thriving At Vissla Central Coast Pro

Derek Morrison
Billy Stairmand and Elliot Paerata-Reid have posted the two highest heat scores of Round 3 at the Vissla Central Coast Pro. Held at Avoca, on the Central Coast of NSW, they’ll be joined by Kehu Butler as Round 4 continues across the weekend. Moderate onshore winds and a slight drop......
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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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Mental Health And Surfing: Dragon Tackles The Taboo

Derek Morrison
Dragon takes a big step forward and raises the conversation around mental health in surfing, bringing together Dragon surf team athletes from Australia and New Zealand for a team trip with a twist … At New Zealand Surf Journal we don’t run advertorials. We’re 100 percent for the reader. But......
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This Is Te Kehukehu: A Short Film By Billy Lee-Pope

Derek Morrison
Cracking it in the pressure cooker that is the Australian surfing hotbed is no easy feat. Which makes 18-year-old Te Kehukehu Butler’s rise so impressive. In 2018 he was embroiled in a season-long battle with Callum Robson, of Evans Head, NSW, in the WSL Australasian/Oceania Junior Qualifying Series (JQS). At......

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