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Surfing New Zealand selects an Aotearoa Maori Surfing Team annually.  The team competes at the International Surfing Association (ISA) Melanesian Cup held in the Pacific.

2015 marks the first time that New Zealand has been invited to the event which attracts teams from Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tonga and other Pacific Nations.

Surfers compete for both individual and team medals.

Team Composition
Up to four surfers in each of the following divisions:

Open Men’s
Open Women’s
Under 18 Boys
Under 18 Girls
Under 16 Boys
Under 14 Boys
Over 35 Men’s
Men’s Longboard
Men’s and Women’s Sup Surf
Men’s and Women’s SUP Race
Men’s Bodyboard

Selection Criteria
Teams are selected using the Surfing New Zealand Selection Criteria.

Time Frame
The 2015 Melanesian Cup is being held at Bourail, New Caledonia from the 11th – 16th August.

Most Recent Results


Past New Zealand Results


Team Photos

Further Information
Further information on this event can be viewed by visiting the ISA website.


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