Surfing New Zealand selects a New Zealand Open Surfing Team.  The team competes at the International Surfing Association (ISA) World Surfing Games held annually around the world.

The World Surfing Games is an IOC recognised event which attracts approximately 250 surfers from over 40 countries.

Surfers compete for both individual and team medals in both divisions.  The event includes a tag team event for the top eight nations from the previous event held.

Team Composition
3x Open Men
3x Open Women

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

Time Frame
The 2019 ISA World Surfing Games will be held at Miyazaki Beach, Japan from 7 – 15 September.

New Zealand Team
Open Men
Billy Stairmand (Raglan)
Kehu Butler (Mount Maunganui)
Ricardo Christie (Gisborne)

Open Women
Ella Williams (Whangamata)
Paige Hareb (Taranaki)
Paige Hareb (Taranaki)
Raiha Ensor (Mount Maunganui)

Most Recent Results (Japan 2018)

Open Men
Billy Stairmand (Rag) – 25th
Levi Stewart (Waihi Bch) – 65th
Zen Wallis (Piha) – 65th

Open Women

Paige Hareb (Tara) – 2nd
Elin Tawharu (Mnt) – 22nd
Raiha Ensor (Mnt) – 25th

Overall Team Ranking: 9th

Past New Zealand Results
New Zealand has been represented at world championship events since the 60’s.  The most recent results of the New Zealand Surfing Team are as follows:

2017 – 14th
2016 – 8th
2015 – 8th
2014 – 11th
2013 – 12th
2011 – 9th
2010 – 7th
2009 – 11th
2008 – 10th
2006 – 12th
2004 – 13th
2002 – 7th
2000 – 9th
1998 – 8th
1996 –
1994 –

Team Photos

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

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