• Surfer Spring Splash Surf CompetitionSeptember 17, 2020 - 9:07 am

    Calling all Wellington female surfers! All abilities welcome to have a fun and friendly surf competition on October 17th 2020.
    Fabulous prizes from our wonderful local sponsors.

  • NZ Girls ChargingAugust 15, 2020 - 10:12 am

    14 year old Asia Braithwaite set down a goal earlier this year, to get barrelled on a solid day. Since then she has been out putting in the yards during some thumping sessions getting more comfortable with each session. Last week Asia slotted this barrel which was one of the better tubes of the day […]

  • Betty Zine Issue 2 pre-order nowAugust 11, 2020 - 8:37 pm

      The rad team at Betty zine are taking pre-orders for the second issue, be sure to grab your hands on one of these beauties! Available here Betty Zine is a space for lady sliders to come together in our creative pursuits. We are a community of women from all waves of life, brought together […]

  • Q&A with Artist & Surfer Daria MikhailovaAugust 11, 2020 - 7:56 pm

    AWSA catches up with software engineer, illustrator and surfer Daria Milkhailova to discuss all things art, surf and life.

  • Our Southland AmbassadorJune 6, 2020 - 1:44 am

    Riverton’s Marama Pou has had her feet planted firmly on a surf board since she was a child. After more than 30 years of living and breathing the sport, she has been selected to be the Southland ambassador for the Aotearoa Women’s Surfing Association (AWSA).

  • 2020 AWSA AGMMay 26, 2020 - 4:53 am

    Kia Ora AWSA friends and whanau! AGM time has rolled around again.
    Members of AWSA will receive the Zoom link to the meeting via email on Friday 5th June.

Congrats Natasha!

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!

“Her attitude of sharing the stoke, also gave me the feeling that her time there will be shared by her to benefit many other young wahine too (and maybe even us old wahine!). All the best Natasha, keep charging, smiling, and being so gloriously you!” – Kelly Murphy

“The candidates for me brought life to this document and all of us. Mostly, how proud we all felt about their individual unique contributions, feelings of excitement, youth, mentorship, challenge, aroha, innocence, awhi, conviction and manaaki. Like Matariki, but 6 sister stars or Pou hine, they each represent.” – Arna Rose

“They are inspiring to say the least. Each of them would have represented Aotearoa in an authentic, beautiful and unique way and that is a blessing for all of us. An opportunity like this is only something I would have dreamed about when I was a grom and I know that Natasha will absolutely smash it and I am so stoked for her.” – Wini Paul

We would just like to give a massive thank you to the Carissa Moore Foundation and all the hard-working judges and AWSA members that made this happen. We were blown away with the courage, intelligence, confidence and pure stoke of all of the applicants, so also a big thank you to all the girls for putting so much work into your applications, and your whanau for supporting you to this point!