Kia ora, my name is Tash. I actually grew up in the Far North but ended up moving down to Dunedin 20 years ago. The temperature change was a bit of a shock but the waves on offer down here are worth it. The surfing community is great and really supported the very few girls who were out in the line up all those years ago.
I love the lifestyle surfing has to offer and I have based a lot of my life decisions on what the surf is doing! I have travelled to different spots around the world, but always love coming home to Dunedin to surf the local. I like how surfing down here can be a little hardcore, whether its the freezing cold or the sea lions that patrol the line up.
I do a little bit of competitive surfing and love travelling around doing the South Island Circuit. Ultimately, I just want to surf and have an awesome time doing it, and by being the Dunedin rep, I am aiming to support the surfing wahine down here in any way that I can.