Article via Salt Gypsy. Earlier this year we stayed with our good friends, Kelly and Adam, at their beautiful eco accomodation, The Huts, in the heart of Northland, New Zealand (read more about our stay here) while we roadtested and shot our women’s surfboard range. A multi-talented designer, super mama of two gorgeous grommy girls, generous friend and powerful surfer, Kelly is the original muse for the OG Salt Gypsy blog way back when and I jumped at the chance to work on a collaboration surfwear range with her.
AWSA board member Daisy Thomas caught up with Ava last week at Scholastics after she took out the U14 division. Q: Travelling with the Canterbury Scholastics team must have been a hoot, what was the most fun you had while up in Raglan for the National Scholastics Event?
A: Yeah travelling with the team was super epic, the most fun was when we all went out free surfing and before our heats, listening to music and getting hyped in the van haha
Q: Raglan is full of rocky point breaks which is a change from the Canterbury beach breaks, how did you navigate surfing up there?
In October 2018, a group of women gathered in Shipwreck Bay, Ahipara, for a hui presented byHinemoanas Table: Positive evolution of Women’s Surf Culture in Aotearoa. We came with no ideas about what outcomes may arise, but instead a desire to celebrate those who had come before us, reflect on where we are now, and be open to what a positive evolution of womens surf culture in Aotearoa might look like.