Ricardo Christie

Surf Athletes

Ricardo Christie and Ava Henderson Win Backdoor Taranaki Pro

Derek Morrison
Ricardo Christie and Ava Henderson have claimed big victories in Taranaki yesterday, winning the Backdoor Taranaki Pro, presented by Billabong, in excellent conditions at Stent Road. It was the first Open Women’s win for Henderson since her breakthrough performance at the 2020 National Championships 16 months ago, while Christie has......
Surf Athletes

Watch: Solitude, From New Zealand’s Newest Wetsuit Brand

Derek Morrison
Born of New Zealand, Coastlines Wetsuits, officially pulled up a chair at the global rubber buffet when they launched just a few short months ago. NZSJ discovered they have some heavy hitters on their team and their heart’s in the right place. A few months before the brand launched, former......
Surf Athletes

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......
Surf Athletes

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......
Business

Watch: Piha Pro Unveiled With Paige Hareb And Ricardo Christie

Derek Morrison
Kiwi pro surfers Paige Hareb and Ricardo Christie discuss what it means for surfing in New Zealand following the announcement of the Piha Pro today. The World Surf League today confirmed the Piha Pro QS10,000 will take place in March 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Piha Pro will be part......
Surf Athletes

Tahiti Pro Wrap: Owen Wright Wins, Ricardo Exits Early

Derek Morrison
Owen Wright caps off a remarkable comeback with a win at the Teahupo’o reef pass in the Tahiti Pro presented by Hurley. Wright, who suffered a traumatic brain injury at Pipeline in 2015, took down an in-form Gabriel Medina to claim the Tahiti title for his first time. A sleepy......
Surf Athletes

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......
Surf Athletes

Breaking News: John John Florence Ruptures ACL In Brazil

Derek Morrison
John John Florence has announced he has ruptured his ACL while in Brazil and has withdrawn from the 2019 Corona Open at Jeffreys Bay. The current World Championship Tour leader is opting to go straight under the knife, likely ending any chance of a return to competition in 2019. The......
Surf Athletes

Mid-Year Report: Inside The CT Season With Paige Hareb And Ricardo Christie

Derek Morrison
There is no hiding the fact that the first four World Championship Tour events for 2019 have been a battle for our New Zealand athletes, Paige Hareb and Ricardo Christie. Both have chalked up a slew of first round exits. But those results don’t quite tell the whole story. On......
Business

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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