Surfer Spring Splash Surf Competition

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 Charging

14 year old Asia Braithwaite set down a goal earlier this year,…

Betty Zine Issue 2 pre-order now

  The rad team at Betty zine are taking pre-orders…

Q&A with Artist & Surfer Daria Mikhailova

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

Our Southland Ambassador

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 AGM

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.

Introducing Betty Zine

During lockdown, a group of surf ladies got together on their local surf Facebook group to try and channel their energy into something positive and creative. The result is Betty Zine.

A Woman's Place in a Shark's World

Have you ever been the first or last one out in the water dangling your delicious limbs over your surfboard wondering if it’s ‘feeding time’ and if you should make your way in because of the ‘feeling’ you've got?

Katherine Greer Interview

Katherine Greer is an entrepreneur, creator, mother, grandmother and ocean lover. Katherine established one of Aotearoa’s original surf shops in the eighties, Hydro Surf.

The Huts x Salt Gypsy

Earlier this year Salt Gypsy stayed with their good friends, Kelly and Adam, at their beautiful eco accomodation, The Huts, in the heart of Northland, New Zealand.

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.

Ava Henderson Interview

AWSA board member Daisy Thomas caught up with Ava last week at Scholastics after she took out the U14 division.

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!

Surfing’s quiet young pioneer

In her parents basement in Orewa, Lou Aitken is riding the quest of a wave, as one of a rare breed of women who create surfboards. Jim Kayes reports.

Paige Hareb requalifies for WSL Championship Tour

New Zealand's Paige Hareb has requalified for the World Surf League's full championship tour in 2019. The Taranaki surfer confirmed her place in the elite division with a standout performance in Australia on Monday. Hareb has had her struggles on the world championship tour (WCT) this year, failing to make it past the second round and being ranked 18th with just one event left in Hawaii later this month.

Wahine Surfing Hui

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.

WSL announces equal Championship Tour prize money from 2019

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For years, women's surfing has been on the rise. With the likes of six-time world champion Stephanie Gilmore leading the way, the women on the World Surf League Championship Tour have been campaigning for equal pay to that of the men. Today, World Surf League granted their wish.