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 2018 ISA World Surfing Games will be held at Tahara Beach, Japan from 15 – 22 September.

New Zealand Team
Open Men
Billy Stairmand (Raglan)
Zen Wallis (Piha)
Levi Stewart (Waihi Beach)

Open Women
Elin Tawharu (Mount)
Paige Hareb (Taranaki)
Raiha Ensor (Mount Maunganui)

Most Recent Results (France 2017)

Open Men
Taylor Hutchison (Rag) – 25th
Paul Moretti (Sandy Bay) – 65th
Zen Wallis (Piha) – 97th
JC Susan (Dunedin) – 97th

Open Women
Ella Williams (WGM) – 7th
Raiha Ensor (Mnt) – 9th

Overall Team Ranking: 14th

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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