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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...

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...

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...

30 May 2016

This article was first published in Issue #24 of CURL mag in 2010.

Photos by Rob Tucker


Taranaki used to be a relatively unknown part of New Zealand, famous mainly for its majestic Mt Taranaki and rugged coastline. However, over the past few years Taranaki seems to have come of age. In 2003 Tom Cruise’s epic movie “The Last Samur...

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