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Piha Pro: A Spectator’s Guide

Derek Morrison
Here’s the cheat sheet on how you can best soak up the atmosphere of the Corona Piha Pro when it rolls into Piha from March 15-22. Firstly, there is a Piha Pro Junior that takes place on March 14 for the men and women. It’s stop number 7 on the......
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Kelly Slater Confirmed For Piha Pro

Derek Morrison
Eleven-time World Champion Kelly Slater has confirmed he will launch his 2020 season in New Zealand this March at the 2020 Corona Piha Pro. The Goat, as he is known, is widely regarded as the greatest professional surfer of all-time, with comfortably the most title victories, 11, and no less......
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Ricardo Christie Ends Filipe Toledo’s World Title Race At Pipe

Derek Morrison
Mahia surfer Ricardo Christie has saved his best for last in the 2019 World Surf League Championship Tour, despatching World Title hopeful, Felipe Toledo in the Round of 32 at the Billabong Pipe Masters in Memory of Andy Irons. It was a thrilling Round of 32 at Pipeline, Hawaii, that......
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Ricardo Wins Seeding Round At Chopes

Derek Morrison
Mahia surfer Ricardo Christie has progressed directly through to the Round of 32 at the Teahupo’o, Tahiti Pro, World Championship Tour today after winning his seeding round match-up. A blazing wave under the hammer saw Ricardo take the win, defeating Ryan Callinan and Willian Cardoso and sending Callinan into the......
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Momentum Builds For 2020 Piha Pro QS10,000

Derek Morrison
Details have been revealed about a bid for Auckland to host a World Qualifying Series 10,000-rated event at Piha in March 2020: the Piha Pro. But it is not a done deal … just yet. A document leaked to the NZ Herald today suggests the event will be a QS10,000......
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How To: Pop Up Like The World’s Very Best

Derek Morrison
During the Founder’s Cup in 2018, YouTube star and photographer Brent Rose decided to film the event in slow motion. Analysing the footage afterward revealed some incredible insights into one of the most basic, yet most important techniques in surfing: the pop up. “I’ve always wanted to see the top......

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