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13 Aug 2019

Olympic-level aquasports park looks to Kaiapoi location.

A group previously proposing a world-leading aquasports park for the Christchurch residential red zone is turning its sights to Kaiapoi due to the efforts of Enterprise North Canterbury.

The WHoW Charitable Trust is looking to co-locate whitewater, surf and cable wakeboard p...

11 Apr 2019

The Seventh Wave Canterbury Surf champs presented by Southern Wahine is on this weekend, south side of the New Brighton Pier.

As an ole salty sea gal who competes in the senior  woman’s division, I find it quite refreshing to be part of competition that is solely run for females by females, with a little help from some awesome gu...

9 Apr 2019

Born in 1964 Jodie Cooper is a former champion surfer with a list of titles a mile long.

These include winning 13 international surf events.

Before her retirement from the professional circuit, Jodie was ranked among the top 5 female surfers in the world.

There is even an award named after Jodie.The Western Australian Female surfer...

Surfing in the cold is hard work. Not only does cold water surfing bring physical challenges, but is also strains us mentally. It can be really difficult to motivate yourself to jump into freezing waters, but as we all know, the feeling after a surf is always worth it. These tips aim to make surfing in the cold far less daunting...

Now, first and foremost I am going to start this article off by clearing something up. 

WORKING ON YOUR POP UP IS NOT JUST FOR BEGINNERS.

In surfing, every split of a second counts. Wether you are paddling into a wedgey shorey, or jumping up onto a fat two ft wave, without a quick and confident pop up, the potential of each wave i...

Entering the surf through a rock jump is a very quick and direct way to get to the waves. It usually saves both energy and time, and often can allow instant access to the best part of the break. Rock jumps aren’t all butterflies and rainbows however…they can be dangerous resulting in broken bones, broken boards and shattered dig...

Surfing with friends is undoubtedly more enjoyable than surfing on your own. It is special to be able to share such moments with those close to you. In years to come, you can recall on “that time” when you scored perfect wave after wave. However not only does surfing with a friend provide you with pleasant memories, but surfing...

Want to add some flair to your top turns? Not sure exactly how? The Surf Box analyses this turn surfed by Coco Ho. Follow along if you want to push your surfing to the next level.

 

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Approach the wave and look at where you want to go. Point your leading arm in this direction also, whilst having your back arm behind you, ready...

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