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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......
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Featured Special Feature: The Ratso Story

Derek Morrison
I’m standing in the garage with him as he sniffles back the taps and shuffles through a rack full of surfboards, his long hair hanging flat. He pulls one after another out and they’ve all got stories: he’s made a bunch of them, rode others to world titles and has......
Surf Athletes

Piha Pro Postponed

Derek Morrison
The 2020 Corona Piha Pro has been postponed as World Surf League puts into action its sweeping reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic, halting all of its March events throughout the world. The Corona Piha Pro organisers apologised to stakeholders, residents, surfers and fans in a statement released today. “We ask......
Surf Athletes

Grom Series Champions Crowned By Occy And Ryan Callinan

Derek Morrison
Six young series champions were crowned by Australian surfing legends Mark “Occy” Occhilupo and Ryan Callinan at the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge, which concluded at Piha, Auckland yesterday. The culmination of three events was played out in solid 1.5m waves with strong cross-shore winds offering up new challenges......
Surf Athletes

Athletes Confirmed For Piha Pro Trials

Derek Morrison
Surfing New Zealand selects country’s top surfers for the Sky Sport New Zealand Trials taking place in the lead up to the World Surf League Corona Piha Pro. This is an impressive line-up in the men’s and women’s competitions. Who is your money on? The trials will take place on......
Surf Athletes

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......
Surf Athletes

Bethany Hamilton Awarded Wildcard For Piha Pro

Derek Morrison
Inspirational Hawaiian surfer Bethany Hamilton has been awarded the international wildcard spot for the Piha Pro Challenger Series Event to be held at Piha in March 2020. Hamilton has had a few years away from competing while she has focused on her feature film Unstoppable, which tells her incredible life......

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