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 a lovely food truck @littlegreenplantbasedcuisine and drinks available from 3pm.

Exhibition runs until the 21st.

RSVP LINK IN the Betty Bio @betty.zine

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



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, like last year.
Everyone and anyone is welcome to come along and chat, propose ideas, or ask questions about women’s surfing in Aotearoa and the past, present, and future of the association.
We also invite everyone to join us after the AGM for surf/drink/ fish and chips depending on the weather and conditions!

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 and females participated as well as Over 55s and Over 65s.  The fun Repcruise Division had everyone cracking up and the Old Mal brought out some of the best nose riding of the weekend.

Mischa Davis (Whngrei) went head-to-head with National Champion Gabi Paul (Piha) outscoring her 12.9 vs 12.1 for the win.  Davis, a two-time longboard champion and also 2013 Open Women’s Champion competed for the first time in several years at the event and her performance levels had not wavered an inch as she overcame the younger Paul.  Nicky Probst (Auck) finished in third place with Tanya Kerr (Auck) in fourth.

Mangawahi’s Billy Whealen was the stand-out in the Under 18’s Longboard winning alongside Jay Ryan – Emerre (Gis) in the girls division.

For more images from the event, please visit

Article via Surfing NZ

National RSN Launch

Over the month of December, our Regional Surf Network was launched in each region through a few local AWSA community connect events. The events were aimed at introducing the initiative and reps themselves by getting local wāhine together for a fun day of surfing, board swaps, yoga, and awesome kōrero.
Thank you to our reps for all the good energy put into making these community connect events happen, we are excited to bring in the new year with lots of fresh perspective!



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. If you would like to attend the AGM you can sign up to become a member via our AGM web page here.

Remember it’s now free to become a member!

AWSA are looking for new board members and ambassadors for our Regional Women’s Surf Network. The nomination form is on our website if you would like to nominate yourself and/or someone else.

We encourage you to attend the meeting with some of your fellow wahine surfers, perhaps you go for a surf before hand and discuss what you think is important to you as female surfers, any ideas that you have and what AWSA can do to support your ideas moving forward! See you all in two weeks time!

Thanks to @karenza.jane for the art

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.

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!