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).


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 Aotearoa Womens Surfing Association’s main aim is to increase participation for women and girls, encourage safe and fun spaces to enjoy the surf, and to support initiatives that are already in place and develop these further as our surfing community grows.

“The overall vision of the AWSA is to represent the interests of women surfers in New Zealand”

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Aotearoa Women’s Surfing Association tee

The first to our range of merchandise is our AWSA tee. Printed on 100% combed organic cotton. A regular fit with a crew neck. This comfy mid weight tee is nice and light in summer and also works well as a layered piece in winter.