2019 Maori Surfing Nationals

Overall, this event was community centred and had a strong inclusion of wahine surfers and the importance of having women involved in the event.

Zhana Hutchieson took out the winning wave in the final 20 seconds. With seconds to go, Hutchieson paddled down the point and away from leaders Elin Tawharu (Mnt) and Thandi Tipene (Tara) and found a small wave that she managed to complete three nice backhand turns on for a 6.0 point ride and the win and title defence.

Carissa Moore Scholarship Winner

We are stoked to announce the winner of the Carissa Moore Scholarship. Congratulations to Natasha Gouldsbury on being selected to travel to Hawaii and train with Carissa Moore! Natasha, the way that you interpreted the brief and put your all into it gave us full confidence that you will make the most out of your time in Hawaii. Your surfing was a standout and we can’t wait to see you rip over there in the Hawaiian surf!