TEAM ROSTERS AND BIOS
45 nations united in peace
Select any country name to view their team roster and learn more about our competing athletes.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Skylar Mcfetridge
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Okato, Taranaki
  • Favorite surf break / Stent Rd
  • Board / T Patterson Surfboard5'6 24.6L
  • Sponsors / T Patterson surfboards, Mint Home Loan, Vertigo Surf Shop
  • Biggest Achievement / 2nd in the 2022 National NZ surfing championship
  • Hobbies / Surfing, golf, skateboarding
I have been surfing since I was 8 years old and competing in surf competitions since I was 10. I am a third generation surfer in my family, My family and I enjoying surfing together.

I live in a place called Okato in a region called Taranaki it is on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand a place that provides a variety of surf beach and point breaks.My favourite surf break is called Stent Rd a really amazing right hand point break.

I love competing Nationally in New Zealand as I love to travel and surf different breaks in New Zealand.

I train with a group of young competition surfers and friends called The Taranaki Grom Squad coached and created by my Dad Paul and Kane Rowson a teacher.

This is my first time competing in a surf competition overseas and cant wait to be participating in the ISA world surfing games in El Salvador.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Kalani Louis
  • Age / 17
  • Resides in / Fitzroy, New Plymouth
  • Favorite surf break / Rocky Point
  • Board / 5'5" I F 15T.Patterson
  • Sponsors / T.Patterson Surf boards, Vertigo Surf Shop, Smoothstar NZ, Huey's choice surf wax, Shralper Gang, Dirty Dog Eyewear, Sol & Sea skincare, Seki Surf, Beach Road Milk.Co
  • Biggest Achievement / Selection NZ Junior Surf Team, NZ South Island U18 Champ, Canterbury U18 Champ
  • Hobbies / Surfing, golf, touch rugby, rugby, rugby league, mountain biking
Hey I'm Kalani Louis and I just turned 17, I live with my Mum (Helen) & Dad (Mark) and younger sister (Sophia) and our dog Jade. I am a super frother and surf every chance I get! If there are no waves, I go have a hit of golf. My local is Fitzroy beach,where I live 5 mins walk away but my favourite surfing spots are down the coast in Taranaki about a 45 min drive. I like to be active so I also enjoy playing touch rugby, rugby and league and used to do cross country running up until last year too. Now my love of surfing has taken front place and that is when I am happiest out there in the waves! My most recent titles in NZ, April 2022, include winning both South Island U18 Champ and Canterbury U18 Champ.I'm really looking forward to surfing in the Junior Worlds in El Salvador. I'm so stoked and I can't wait to ride new waves in a new country and also look forward to meeting all the competitors from around the world!! It's gunna be epic!!! Thank you for this amazing opportunity!
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Kora Cooper
  • Age / 18
  • Resides in / Raglan
  • Favorite surf break / Manu Bay
  • Board / 5'10 swallow tail Maverick
  • Sponsors / Ripcurl, Raglan Surf Empourium, Matunas, Maverick surf, Shralper Gang
  • Biggest Achievement / U16's National Title
  • Hobbies / Fishing, golf
Kora is from Raglan, NZ. Kora has been competing since he was 9 years old and has had a successful national junior campaign wining multiple national titles and the NZ Grom Series. After spending 2 years in the Raglan Surf Acadamy, Kora is now doing a carpentry apprentiship with Hoult Construction. Kora enjoys a round of golf after a surf.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Leia Millar
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / Piha, New Zealand
  • Favorite surf break / North Piha
  • Board / Primal 5'3 squash tail
  • Sponsors / O'neill, Primal Surfboards, Skinnies sungel, Noxen, Goodness Gracious cafe, C-A
  • Biggest Achievement / Under 14 New Zealand National Champ
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Snowboarding, travelling
I'm Leia Millar, I'm from Piha, New Zealand and I'm 15. I grew up surfing and I have always loved competing. I enjoy surfing, snowboarding and travelling with my friends and family.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Natasha Gouldsbury
  • Age / 17
  • Resides in / New Plymouth
  • Favorite surf break / Stent Road, Taranaki
  • Board / I-DA Round Tail Epoxy
  • Sponsors / SeventhWave Wetsuits, 1-DA Surfboards, NOXEN, Beach Street Surf Shop, Coastal Chiropractors, The Hori, Smoothstar, Surfers Fuel
  • Biggest Achievement / Carissa Moore Aloha Foundation Scholarship
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Guitar, Hanging out with Friends and Family
I am a confident, happy and energetic Grom. I live in New Plymouth, Taranaki, NZ where I can surf nearly every day at many world class breaks such as Fitzroy, Backs and Stent Road. My highlights so far with surfing are:

Carissa Moore Scholarship, Hawaii

Representing NZ at the 2019 ISA World Junior Champs

Current Aotearoa Maori Open Womens Champ

Currently leading the Surfing New Zealand 2022 U18 Girls division

2022 U18 Billabong Series winner
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Girls
Pia Rogers
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / Whangamata
  • Favorite surf break / The Bar Whangamata
  • Board / 5'6" Anderson
  • Sponsors / Anderson Surfboards
  • Biggest Achievement / U16 National Champion NZ 2022
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Running, Bushwalking, Mountain Biking
I moved to Whangamata, NZ when I was 10 and started competitive surfing 2 years later. I learn't to surf when I was 8 whilst living in Noosa, Australia before coming to New Zealand. I love surfing both the beach breaks and the Whanga Bar.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Ava Henderson
  • Age / 16
  • Resides in / Sumner, christchurch
  • Favorite surf break / Indicators, Taylor’s, mangamanu
  • Board / All of them
  • Sponsors / Roxy, sticky Johnson wax, backdoor
  • Biggest Achievement / 2020 Open womens New Zealand national champ
  • Hobbies / Pretty much just surf and snowboard haha
Hey I'm Ava and I'm 16 years old from a little town called sumner in Christchurch, NZ. I'm currently going to school in raglan where I am part of the surf academy. I'm super stoked to be representing my country again at ISA world juniors. I also can't wait to meet new people, surf with some of my best mates, and visit somewhere new! Churrrrr.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Jack Tyro
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / Sumner/Taylors Mistake
  • Favorite surf break / Mangamaunu
  • Board / JS monsta 2020
  • Sponsors / Exit Surf Shop (JS surfboards,xcel wetsuits) , Morris Longboards.
  • Biggest Achievement / 2022 Triple New Zealand Champion under 16 shortboard , under 18 Longboard and Open Men's Longboard Champ
  • Hobbies / Art painting seascapes on recycled surfboards and playing guitar and piano
15 years old From the South Island of New Zealand. Current New Zealand under 16 champ. Also the current New Zealand under 18 and Open men's Longboard Champ. Has been surfing competitively for 7 years and looks forward to the new experiences in El Salvador. The warm water in El Salvador is definitely a plus as most of the year in the south island is spent in full a suit and booties.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Spencer Rowson
  • Age / 15
  • Resides in / New Plymouth
  • Favorite surf break / Stent Road and The Groyne
  • Board / T.Patterson IF15
  • Sponsors / T.Patterson, Xcel Wetsuits, Vertigo Surfshop, Sticky Johnson Surf Wax,Smoothstar New Zealand, Foilsurf NZ.
  • Biggest Achievement / Being selected for the New Zealand ISA team.
  • Hobbies / Surfing, Fly fishing, Foiling.
I am 15 years old and live in New Plymouth, Taranaki in New Zealand. This is a small coastal city on the west coast of the North Island. We have a variety of reef breaks, point breaks and beach breaks along the coastline. My favourite places to surf are Stent Road and The Groyne which is in walking distance from my house. The people I surf with the most is my dad Kane, Søren, Kalani, Skylar and Natasha. I love to fly fish in my spare time with Søren and Jasper. I also like to foil with dad when the surf is flat. I train with the Taranaki Grom Squad on a weekly basis both in the water and in the gym.
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Boys
Finn Vette
  • Age / 18
  • Resides in / Gisborne
  • Favorite surf break / Makorori
  • Board / All of my Lost Surfboards shaped by Tommy Dalton
  • Sponsors / Billabong, Sticky Johnson, Lost Surfboards NZ(Tommy Dalton), Hamish Simpson
  • Biggest Achievement / Winning Nationals Back to back
  • Hobbies / Adveturing, missions, socialising
Im currently studying a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Otago, attending UniCol Halls of Residents. My sister has comepted in these events previously. I love my mother. My dad passed away a year and a half ago, everything for him!! MMF
New Zealand
DIVISION: U18 Girls
Liv Haysom
  • Age / 17
  • Resides in / Piha
  • Favorite surf break / Piha Beach and Manu Bay, Raglan
  • Board / My 5'8 Camenzind Surfboard
  • Sponsors / Camenzind Surfboards, Coastlines Wetsuits, Prolite, Goodness Gracious
  • Biggest Achievement / Being selected to represent Aotearoa!
  • Hobbies / Cooking, keeping fit, going to music gigs and doodling/art
I grew up in Piha just out of Auckland, New Zealand but I recently moved to Raglan to finish my last years of school at the Raglan Surfing Academy.I enjoy school and love surfing so making this move has been the perfect way to make the most out of my last 2 years at school.

Aside from surfing I really enjoy cooking and experimenting in the kitchen as well as finding fun, new ways to stay active and keep fit.

I'm also super passionate about Maths and Science, I'm hoping to do an Engineering degree at university next year which will be interesting!

This is my first ever surf competition out of Aotearoa and my first ever trip to Central America, I'm really looking forward to the experience and to showing the world my surfing!!
New Zealand
DIVISION: U16 Boys
Tao Mouldey
  • Age / 14
  • Resides in / Mount Maunganui , New Zealand
  • Favorite surf break / Matakana Island, New Zealand
  • Board / 5'7 thruster Anderson Surfboards
  • Sponsors / Quiksilver, Anderson Surfboards, Sticky Johnson Wax, Surfscreen, Otis Eyewear & Backdoor Surfshop
  • Biggest Achievement / 2021 U16 & U14 Boys NZ National Championshipwinner and 1st place for overall rankings U16 & U14Surfing NZ
  • Hobbies / Surfing, fishing andsnowboarding
Tao Mouldey is a 14year kiwi from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. ----------------------Tao was just 4 years-old when he learnt to surf on a foamie. Less than a decade later, he’s the number one ranked surfer in New Zealand’s for Under 16 boys. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Recently taking out the 2022 Billabong Grom Series U16s with three event wins. In 2021 (age just 13), he took on the challenge of competing in double divisions and won an incredible 13 events to take out both the Under 16 and Under 14 divisions in Surfing NZ’s National Competition.-------------------------------------------------------------------Tao comes from a long line of “old Mounties” who have the ocean in their blood. Cross Roads surf spot is just a two minute walk from home.He and his two brothers Zen and Zigy all have a deep love of surfing and respect for the ocean. Fishing, swimming, boating, snorkling, sailing and snowboarding are a huge part of the Mouldey family’s lifestyle. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tao’s favourite surf breaks are Snapper Rocks and Dbar in Oz and Matakana Island, Whangamata bar, Manu Bay and Indicators in Raglan, and Piha in New Zealand. He’s travelled all over New Zealand in search of the best waves and loves meeting othersurfers who share his passion.-----------------------------------------------------------------His ultimate goal is to represent New Zealand at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles – a dream location for this surf-obsessed teen.
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