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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...

28 Mar 2019

The stage is set at the Christchurch seaside town of Sumner.

Scarborough beach will host the "Single Fin Mingle" traditional longboarding event showcasing local and international talent...

The event organizers describe it as " an ever growing organism"  This year we are psyched to announce the addition of The @rhythm Classic Groov...

28 Nov 2016

Lohis at Hudhuranfushi in the Maldives

Words and photos by Richard Kotch

Lohis is a truly magical place, a luscious tropical island with a perfect left peeling down one side, and a beautiful lagoon on the other! The island is small enough to feel intimate, yet big enough to accommodate a wide range of travelers - from hard core s...

16 Nov 2016

“Who runs the world?


Beyonce said it herself, girls are taking over the world.

The latest phenomenon to get the girl power treatment is not unlike Beyonce herself; equal parts elegance, style and strength - it is Longboard dancing.

CURL Interview Christchurch Longboarder with Elissa Mah

It looks just as stylish as it sounds;...

6 Nov 2016

Apolla Echino is a bit of a superhero! 

We heard of this woman planning a Winter surf trip in our neighborhood, the South Island of New Zealand - alone. WHAT?  We are talking snow in the mountains and 9 degree water! 

So, we got in touch with Apolla and she wrote a piece in our current CURL #50

I came to New Zealand for...

31 Oct 2016

"My experience with the local kids is a day I will never forget. I literally was filled with so much pure happiness. The amount of joy these kids had from just simply playing in the water and learning how to surf  was overwhelming. It reminded me that life can be so simple and joyful. I fell in love instantly and wanted to stay...

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