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Bask: A Film By Isaac Chadwick (AO)

Derek Morrison
In Bask, 19-year-old filmmaker, Isaac Haki Chadwick, captures the essence of life as a student and young surfer set among the raw and tumultuous whims of the southern ocean. It’s rawness is equaled by its honesty, offering a window into something few would otherwise get to see. We caught up......
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Scholastics 2020: Day 4 In 40 Frames

Derek Morrison
Auckland overpowers Canterbury to take the lead on Day 3 at the National Scholastic Surfing Championships contested at Meatworks, Kaikoura. A murky night of cold rain gave way to glossy waves in the 3-4 foot range at Meatworks as the National Scholastics Surfing Championships resumed with Day 4 of competition......
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Scholastics 2020: Day 3 in 30 Frames

Derek Morrison
Canterbury takes an early home-water advantage on Day 3 at the National Scholastic Championships contested at Meatworks, Kaikoura. A mammoth day of surfing was required to make headway into the event after a half day on Monday and complete lay day on Day 2. The Under 18 Boys Division got......
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Kaikoura Grom Comp Concludes 2020 South Island Grom Series



Derek Morrison
The Kaikoura Grom Comp concluded the South Island Grom Series this weekend with the junior event attracting a huge field of surfers and bringing together families from throughout New Zealand. The solid swell that ran up the coast all week finally dissipated overnight leaving only a small swell of under......
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Watch: Ben Young. Sculptor. Surfer

Derek Morrison
Carving a niche at the intersection between glass and concrete, artist and sculptor Ben Young has become world renowned for his incredible artworks. Originally from Waihi Beach and now based in Mount Maunganui, Ben is an extraordinary talent and one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.......
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Five Minutes With: Surfing New Zealand’s Ben Kennings

Derek Morrison
New Zealand Surf Journal catches up with Surfing New Zealand’s Ben Kennings to discuss broken backs, new constitutions, the Olympic pathway and to find out what he’d do if he had full control of the sport and no resource limitations. The top role at Surfing New Zealand is certainly not......
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Kiwi Judges Confirmed For Tokyo 2020 Olympics … In 2021

Derek Morrison
Surfing will make its debut at Tokyo 2020 on July 25, 2021 when the first competition window opens in Japan. In one year’s time the best surfers in the world are set to become the sport’s first Olympians. The International Surfing Association (ISA) celebrated the occasion by announcing the technical......
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Aotearoa Surf Film Festival: New Dates

Derek Morrison
As the Aotearoa Surf Film Festival closed in on the end of its 2020 tour, Covid-19 rose it’s head and scuttled the final events – including a screening at the Piha Pro. Event director, Nick Stevenson, has survived the ordeal and is breathing a second life into the festival for......
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Science: The Big Wave Link Between Climate Change And The Southern Ocean

Derek Morrison
Monster waves in the Southern Ocean could grow even bigger and more frequent under climate change, scientists warn. Science journalist Jamie Morton explains what’s going on in the southern latitudes storm engine. Extreme waves in the wild and windswept ocean below New Zealand, stretching across notorious latitudes dubbed the “roaring......
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Featured Shaper Profile: Pete Anderson

Derek Morrison
With more than 36 years experience shaping surfboards out of Whangamata, Pete Anderson is one of the most humble and well-respected surfboard manufacturers in New Zealand. In this film he shares his journey from growing up in the heyday of Whangamata’s board-building industry to his insights, his hopes and most......

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