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8 Mar 2017

Fran Miller - Photographer

When we started CURL, Fran was already on our mind. We had seen her work on social media and were amazed by her talent. She is passionate by women’s surfing and so are we! It was only natural that we would “hook” up and do some work together!

Ladies, meet Fran!

  • Fran, can you tell us about who you are?...

There are just some things in life a girl never wants to hear. “You look nice” from a parent, “Have you put on weight?” or worse “Have you lost weight?” from anyone when it is clear to both of you that it’s the polar opposite situation.

As a Gurfer, we have our own list of things that we never want to hear that non-surfing girls...

The first thing I noticed about Tory Gilkerson is the way she speaks. Her voice is soft and slow moving, her Californian brogue round and curvy, intermittent by an easy laugh and a stray swear word that doesn’t really seem to fit. Her face is tanned, freckles lining her cheeky bones and a glint in her eye that is reminder that a...

15 Dec 2016

Photos by Adam Laister

We were stood at the clifftops in the stunning North of the island. We could see potential surf spots surrounded by jaw dropping scenery so far down from our altitude that the villages littering the coastline looked like dolls houses.

Three days into our trip we were driving a circuit around the entire islan...

15 Dec 2016

Christy Prior is a snowboarder born in Okehampton, Devon, UK in 1988 but grew up in Kaukapakapa near Auckland New Zealand.

She competed for New Zealand in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Christy is a snowboard slope style specialist. She has a relatively late introduction to snowboarding and didn't get into it until the...

Photo by Melissa Wolf

Taking off on steeper and heavier waves is a challenge every aspiring surfer will have to face. If you want to improve and push further and beyond surfing on the inside, you will need to learn how to take off on waves that may seem slightly outside your comfort zone. This skill may seem frightening at first,...

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;...

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