• Mount Sliders Log Jam -

      Congrats to our Waikato Regional Ambassador Kiri Binnersley who scored herself 3rd place in the Women’s at the Mount Sliders Log Jam. “The waves and weather were looking atrocious but we were very lucky to run at main beach and get a couple of hours of offshores and contestable waves.” @mountsliders  Photos via @coastalsurfimages […]

  • Raglan Water Women Exhibition -

        Betty Zine’s next event is up! If you missed the original Water Women exhibition in Auckland boogie over to Raglan and make a weekend of it to check out the exhibition opening party and issue 4 launch! Opening midday – 6pm on Saturday 13th March at the Raglan Old School Art House with […]

  • AWSA Movie Night – Girls Cant Surf -

    The awesome true story of female surfers, from Australia and beyond, who took on the male-dominated professional surfing world in a fight for recognition and equality. Saturday 6th March 8pm @ Hollywood Theatre 28 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch Limited tickets – RSVP details coming soon  

  • 2021 AWSA AGM -

    Kia Ora AWSA friends and whanau! We are excited to invite you all to our 3rd Annual AGM. This year, we will be hosting the AGM in Christchurch alongside the Canterbury Women’s Surfing Champs. If you would like to take part but can’t make it there in person, you’ll also be able to join virtually, […]

  • Anika Ayson takes out Otago Champs -

      Otago Champs was on this weekend, with 17-year-old Anika Ayson taking out the Open Women’s! Here’s some of her waves from the comp. Mark Stevenson

  • Sandy Bay Longboard Classic -

    The return of the Sandy Bay Longboard Classic took place over Waitangi Weekend with Ohope’s Dylan Barnfield winning the Men’s Division and Mischa Davis winning the Women’s Division. The event was brought back to life by local North Coast Boardriders Club in conjunction with Orewa Longboard Club.  As well as the premier divisions, junior male […]

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!