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Dark horse stomps through Aussie field

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Elliot Paerata-Reid the young surfer from Piha has this week made a big name for himself on the Australian pro junior surfing circuit. (Association of professional Surfers). They called him the “dark horse” and repeatedly commented on his strength and power. As Elliot stamped through a field of Australia’s top young surfers  commentators and Australian  [ Read More ]

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Elliot Paerata-Reid off to Oz to Train

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The five-day 2013 National Scholastic Surfing Championship was strung out because of big messy surf, but was completed with some success, notably the first place in the Under-18 Boys’ Final for Elliot Paerata-Reid with 15 points. His Piha team-mate, Ware Wano, came in 3rd in the same event with 8.4 points. Other Piha success was  [ Read More ]

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Piha Girl wins U16 grom series

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Congratulations to Claudia Fraser from Piha who has won the Billabong Grom Series U16 Girls.  Now a strong contender for the NZ Team for the World Junior Surfing Champs which will be in Nicaragua in June. Claudia Fraser was stoked to officially claim the overall series for the Under 16 Girls despite placing second to  [ Read More ]

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Piha excells in Hyundai surfing champs

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Jay Quinn won the prestigious men’s final in the Hyundai surfing champs, but Piha came away from the finals day with  great results. Elliot Paerata-Reid won the under-18 title having excelled on two large waves in his run. Waretini Wano of Piha was placed second. Mischa Davis, having won the women’s longboard earlier in the  [ Read More ]

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Piha does well in Hyundai National Surfing Champs

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First Champions Crowned at National Surfing Championships Nine national champions were crowned on day five of seven at the 2013 Hyundai National Surfing Championships being held at Piha. The pending 3.0m swell set to pound Auckland’s West Coast Beach from Friday afternoon onward forced event organisers to bring forward the finals of several divisions. Competitors  [ Read More ]

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Elliot Paerata-Reid through to under-18 semis

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Elliot Paerata-Reid is through to the semi-finals of the under-18 Hyundai National Surfing Champs. Here’s seen here today (Wednesday 16th January) with one of his many fans, Rafael Hosking, having just successfully contested the quarter-final round. Other Piha contestants to make a mark on Day Two (15 January) were Mischa Davis with a 1st in  [ Read More ]

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Mischa top of the class on longboard

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Piha’s Mischa Davis (daughter of Steve and Monique), topped the women’s longboard champs at Raglan in the weekend. With 12.53 points she was ahead of Belinda Goodwin of Mt Maunganui on 11.3 and Alexia Poulter of Raglan on 9.83. The competitions are part of the Hyundai Tour coming Piha’s way next week. Interview with Mischa  [ Read More ]

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Elliot and The Tube

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Elliot Paerata-Reid is not just a talented surfer, but also an inspired maker of short surfing videos starring himself. Watch this video of Elliot in Nias Indonesia and you’ll see what I mean. Should be called “Beating the tube”. https://vimeo.com/user7414182  Nias is a large island in North Sumatra, 100 km from the mainland. It is  [ Read More ]

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Piha top surfbreak in the Auckland region

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When Auckland Council surveyed surfers for their top surfbreaks, Piha came home as the most surfed and the favourite surfbreak in the Auckland region. Other valued surfbreaks were Te Arai, Forestry, Muriwai and Maori Bay. The survey attracted 1452 responses and surfers were very experienced, 67% having surfed for more than 10 years. While most  [ Read More ]

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Elliot at World Junior Champs

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Piha boy Elliot Paerata-Reid is doing well in the World Junior Comps at Panama. There are 128 juniors competing in the under-16-year-olds and Elliot is through the the final 16! The photo shows Elliot competing, all style and grace and extraordinary athleticism – if not balletic poise. Wish you luck, Elliot. Fir a fuller report  [ Read More ]

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