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!
In her parents’ basement in Orewa, Lou Aitken is riding the quest of a wave, as one of a rare breed of women who create surfboards. Jim Kayes reports.
Lou Aitken is a quiet pioneer. A feminist breaking down barriers simply through her actions.
She doesn’t have a placard or a bullhorn, isn’t burning bras and hasn’t taken to Twitter to join the #metoo movement.
Instead the 23-year-old has quietly smashed two glass ceilings, and is now polishing the sharp edges off the second stage of a career that has seen her go where few women have ventured before.
New Zealand’s Paige Hareb has requalified for the World Surf League’s full championship tour in 2019.
The Taranaki surfer confirmed her place in the elite division with a standout performance in Australia on Monday.
Hareb has had her struggles on the world championship tour (WCT) this year, failing to make it past the second round and being ranked 18th with just one event left in Hawaii later this month.