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Exciting things to come for Christian Surfers Girls

We caught up with Esther down in Taranaki, where she has just started CSNZ Girls. CSNZ Girls is all about encouraging and celebrating women both in and out of the water. Our goal is to help them find their purpose and live out the abundant life offered through Jesus Christ. Esther and the team plan to run more camps and events designed to inspire and encourage girls from all walks of life to discover their calling and identity in God's love for them. Check out our conversation below....

July 10, 2024

In conversation HR Surfboards

I started surfing in the early 70s in Brazil with my school friends. I loved it, but I was a teenager, and I could not afford surfboards. I met an American who had a big surfboard factory near my city, who had left the USA so he wouldn’t have to serve in the army, and I started working for him. I knew nothing about surfboards but did whatever he told me to do, and started to learn. This guy had some of the best Brazilian shapers at the time working with him, and they taught me and gave me an o...

October 31, 2023

A Seasonal Shift Unleashes Epic Surf on the Northeast Coast

As the seasons' winds shifted, anticipation among surfers along the Northeast coast reached its peak. Finally, after what felt like an eternity of waiting, a powerful ground swell combined with favourable offshore conditions graced the shores. It was Wednesday, the 27th of September, a day to remember for many surfers.The waves on the island were pumping, but it wasn't without a bit of chaos. A couple of boats flipped over, and Jet Skis were parked up on the beach to be safe. Many locals decided...

October 2, 2023

Christian Surfers Hit Skeleton Bay!

Skeleton Bay only breaks once in a blue moon. Once or twice a year. If that. So when the charts align and it looks like it might come to life - its the type of wave you gotta drop what you’re doing and strike.Kiwi and Raglan CS leader, Caleb Cutmore, was  in South Africa at the time, chasing waves and catching some of the WSL CT action in J-Bay. It so happened that he was in the right place at the right time, he ended up joining the Christian Surfers SA crew for a trip of a lifetime to wh...

September 11, 2023

NZ Schools Surfing Champs

Raglan Surf Academy put on the Annual NZ Schools Surfing Champs at Manu Bay last week. The Groms scored an empty line up. The weather was a bit hit or miss, but all the Dads were there, armed with their dad-cams, trying to capture every rain-soaked moment. Schools from all around the country came to participate. However, there could only be one winner to take it all out. The top four results from each school were added up to determine who would take the title. It was very close this year, only 1...

August 14, 2023

Corners Of The Earth: Into Kamchata

A war breaking out  between Russia and Ukraine in unthinkable conditions. Sub-zero temperatures, storms and  unknown coastlines. resulted in a two month trip, exploring the rugged coastline. They sure found what they were looking for. ...

July 25, 2023

East Coast Swell Run

As winter takes full effect, the North Island is being impacted by Tasman storms, initially causing rough weather for many coastal towns. However, as these storms move eastward, they create large and powerful swells from the East-Northeast to the East-Southeast, traveling down from Northland through to the Coromandel and the Bay of Plenty.Remember the last swell we had? It brought clean offshore winds, and pumping waves. But this current swell is even bigger! The corners of the Coromandel and th...

July 17, 2023

XXL Swell Hits The West

A Short film by Lauren Crerar: The boys saw that there was a big swell coming for the points. Some said it was the biggest they had seen in a while. The night before was still super windy, but they knew it was going to be offshore all night and that it would clean up for the morning. Morning came, and it was too dark to see the waves, but they knew it would be on. They waxed up their surfboards and got suited up. Watch the short film below!!  ...

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