#166 NZ Surf Magazine Nov/Dec 2015:

As our country becomes wedged deeper in the El Nino trench and many areas of the country have been starved of waves, the latest NZ Surf Mag is here to ease your surf frustration somewhat, after all if you cant ride a wave you may as well read about those that have managed to score a lucky break. Inside the pages we have an interview theme catching up with many of our top surfers across a variety of surf related subjects.

First of all on the COVER we feature the youngest surfer to ever grace the number one spot, 15 year old Kehu Butler, who joined us on this issues Pita Pit Roady after being starved of waves for close to eight weeks at his own local, only days before departing for the World Junior Champs Kehu scored some epic waves and surfed till he dropped. We also interviewed Kehu on his career and family in an article titled “The Heir Apparent” where Kehu spilt the oil on what makes him tick.

Sticking with the interview theme we celebrate the life and times of Billabong’s Scott Casey after being with the company for 20 years and cover his pathway from grom to industry leader and the “Gold Watch Attitude” that has seen his rise through the ranks of modern day business.


Billy Stairmand took on a select group of world surfing superstars when he finished runner up in the first wave pool surfing event in 30 years, the Red Bull Unleashed. Billy shares his thoughts on the future of pro surfing events and the unique arena of surfing in a freshwater pool in the middle of a paddock in Great Britain.

The Pita Pit Roady starts mid island in a state of confusion rounds the East Cape, follows the wind  and ends up in Northern Hawkes Bay. The temperature hits 30º and the surfing is also red hot. Along for the ride are Kehu Butler, Jasmine Smith, Chris Malone and Steve Roberts. Point breaks are carved and beach breaks shredded.

We continue our celebration of 30 years of NZ Surf Mag and take a look at the years of 2005-2010 catching up with past editor Craig Levers who takes us on a journey of his reign and his involvement in the surf industry, we also take a look at new discoveries of this time and much more.


If reading isn’t your thing then be inspired by visual jewels in our Photospread “The Equinox Sessions”


Grommets have had a great run lately and we feature the scholastics champs as well as The Gromlab, never has there been a better time to be a grom!


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