Surfing has been part of my life since I was born – growing up with Piha as my playground and both parents as surfers it was only natural that I would take it up myself. I went on to travel and compete in New Zealand and abroad including representing New Zealand in world championship events. At 18 I decided to go to university where I completed degrees in law and geography – specialising in environmental law. At the age of 24 and the summer before my last year of university I finally won my first national title – both in the open women’s division and the women’s longboard division. I now reside in Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), mainly riding single fin longboards on the gentle east coast waves, I’m a mother to a sweet baby boy and I work part-time for an environmental organisation. On a blue moon I’ll enter a surf competition for fun.
I’m so happy to be part of AWSA to be able to give back to the next generation of aspiring groms. Genuine gender equality and equal representation of wahine is what I would love to see happen in the Aotearoa surf community.