Who's representing your country?
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New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Surfing Women
Stella Smith
  • Age / 20
  • Born / Gisborne
  • Favorite surf break / Anywhere along Wainui Beach
  • Board / DEEP ocean board! 7’2 x 24 74L
  • Sponsors / DEEP Ocean Board, Waterman Store NZ, Salt Gypsy
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd ISA world SUP and paddle board champs China 2018. First kiwi to medal on surfing side
  • Hobbies / Spending time at the beach, surf life saving,
Born and raised in Gisborne NZ  my older sister has competed in ISA events from junior surfing games to SUP and paddle board championship. We competed together at my first ISA event in Denmark 2017  I am a daycare teacher. Work in a 2 year olds room
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Distance Racing Women,Junior SUP Tech Racing Girl
Rosara Davis
  • Age / 14
  • Born / Takapuna
  • Favorite surf break / Ti Arai and Waipu Cove
  • Board / Starboard Sprint
  • Sponsors / Mum and Dad
  • Biggest Achievement / NZ Junior Womens Champ
  • Hobbies / Surf Life Saving, Road Cycling, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Swimming
Rosara (Rosie) is 14 years old and attends Takapuna Grammer School on Aucklands North Shore, New Zealand. Rosara started paddling on the front of her fathers sup board at a young age and entered first race when she was seven years old. Enjoys paddling and surfing with her little sister Iris who is 11 years old.  Rosara qulified as beach life Guard in September 2022 with Mairangi Bay SLSC
New Zealand
Sean Hovell
  • Age / 39
  • Born / Gisborne
  • Favorite surf break / Tuamotu island
  • Board / Starboard 7’7 pro
  • Sponsors / McFall Fuel, Wainui 1, Ngati porou surf live saving club. Starboard.
  • Biggest Achievement / Back to back current NZ SUP surfing champ/ 11th 2018 ISA SUP worlds
  • Hobbies / Surf fish dive families
Wife Natalie and 3 kids Summer 8, Reef 5 & patsy 5 months at home in Gisborne. 
kids love spending time in the water surfing fishing skiing diving and hunting. 
4th ISA sup worlds best result 11th in china 2018, part of NZ team winning overall bronze in Denmark 2017. 
works for McFall Fuel supported me to get here
got into SUP through Peter Boyd from Ngati porou surf life saving club. 
live in same town as Stella smith, who I've trained heaps with and we've both had huge support from her dad Gary. 
New Zealand
Alan Te Moananui
  • Age / 47
  • Born / Kaikoura
  • Favorite surf break / Kahutara
  • Board / Sunova Acid
  • Sponsors / Seventh Wave Wetsuits, Sunova Sups, Reptile Paddles, Kaikoura Surf Shop, Coastal Sports Kaikoura.
  • Biggest Achievement / 2nd NZ National Champs
  • Hobbies / Martial Arts (Judo, MMA), Sailing, Reading Terry Pratchett Novels
I am a Physical Education & Health Teacher (secondary school) I have represented NZ in Judo and competed in 5 professional MMA fights in NZ, winning all of them before starting my career as a teacher. I come from a surfing spot that has numerous right point breaks and is full of boulder reef breaks. I am the club president of Kaikoura Board Riders (KBR- Big Shout out!) I am married to Lucy Te Moananui who has been to the ISA worlds on the NZ team previously, and have two fantastic daughters and two awesomely cute grand-daughters! I have had a huge amount of support from my home town and both surf shops have really helped me out. I am a huge advocate for the advancement of Te Reo, the indigenous language of New Zealand and the culture of the Maori - I descend from Ngati Tamatera & Ngai Tahu (Two tribes- one in the North Island & one in the South Island of NZ) My last name Te Moananui means The Big Ocean in English. (Te = The Moana = Ocean Nui = Big) 

I have been training in winter conditions for the last 5 months in the South Island of NZ, 9 degrees Celsius, snow and frost on the beach, bone chillingly brisk offshores!  
New Zealand
DIVISION: Prone Tech Racing Men,Prone Distance Racing Men
Andrew Newton
  • Age / 36
  • Born / Dunedin
  • Favorite surf break / Saint Clair, New Zealand
  • Board / DEEP and Dolphin
  • Sponsors / DEEP Oceanboards. Watermanstore
  • Biggest Achievement / NZ Surf Lifesaving Open Male Board Race Champion 2009
  • Hobbies / chilling with mates, listening to heavy metal, playing guitar, teaching/coaching, being on the ocean
Any of the hobbies above.

I'm a fulltime primary (elementary) school teacher - I have an epic class of 27 wonderful 7 year olds.

Grateful to any Kiwis (or any other people) that are tuned in supporting either me or any of their friends - thank you

Shout out to the Mounties

I am a massive Otago Highlanders fan.
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Surfing Women
Billie Scott
  • Age / 23
  • Born / Whananaki
  • Favorite surf break / Pareparea
  • Board / 6'8 Custom - Tribal Surfboard
  • Sponsors / Tribal Surfboards, Noxen Surf, Callum Engineering NZ
  • Biggest Achievement / 2 x New Zealand SUP Champion
  • Hobbies / Videography/photography, surfing, wing foiling, kitesurfing
I have always been a water sport enthusiast, on the water in some form; kitesurfing, foiling, surfing and recently SUP surfing. This is my second ISA event (El Salvador was my first international event). I plan to start competing on the APP in the coming years. 2 x New Zealand champion. 
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Tech Racing Women,SUP Distance Racing Women
Brianna Orams
  • Age / 21
  • Born / Auckland
  • Board / Starboard All Star
  • Hobbies / Foiling, Paddling, Surfing
Currently campaigning in the iQFoil Class for Paris 2024. I now paddle for cross-training.
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Tech Racing Men,SUP Distance Racing Men,Junior SUP Tech Racing Boy,SUP Sprint Racing Men
Fergus Dunlop
  • Age / 18
  • Born / Takapuna
  • Favorite surf break / Pauanui Bar
  • Board / Starboard All Star
  • Biggest Achievement / New Zealand National Champion
  • Hobbies / French Horn, Paddling
Fergus is an 18 year old university student from Auckland, New Zealand studying econmoics and performance music.

He has been paddling for 6 years and is the current National Champion. He has previously won several age group National titles.

In his spare time he plays in the Auckland and New Zealand Youth Orchestras. 

This is Fergus' first ISA World Championship event as our National borders were closed for the past 24 months. 
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Tech Racing Men,SUP Distance Racing Men
Josh Bilyard
  • Age / 19
  • Born / Mairangi Bay
  • Favorite surf break / Te Arai
  • Board / Starboard Allstar
  • Hobbies / Surf ski paddling, Ocean ski paddling , Wing Foiling, Stand Up Paddling, Sailing
 Firstly I Love the Ocean. I am 19 years old I have been paddling for around 7 years and I got into paddling when my dad and I decided to make a Sup surfboard to surf Orewa, which is a nice small learning surf break. Day to Day I Balance, work repairing Surf life-saving prone boards, paddling, and my social life.
New Zealand
DIVISION: SUP Tech Racing Women,SUP Sprint Racing Women
Maddie Mcasey
  • Age / 19
  • Born / Auckland
  • Favorite surf break / Pauanui
  • Board / ONE SUP 12'6 edge custom board
  • Sponsors / Nouveau construction, TTC, GirlsGetOutThereNZ, Maguires One Team, Magrette, Front&Back, The Trident Tavern , Matt Anderson, Snap Fitness, Underground Surf & Skate, A1 Drill
  • Biggest Achievement / Coming 6th place U19 ISA 2018 and being the best sportswomen at my college! 2 years in a row
  • Hobbies / Skating, Football, surfing and camping
Kia Ora, I will be racing in open woman for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) and competing in a 200-meter sprint and 5-kilometre technical race. I will up against some of the world's top female paddle-boarding racers, so it will be tough! I am training hard, doing the Mahi so that I can represent Aotearoa! I'm 19 years young and can't wait to race against these amazing athletes! yewww
New Zealand
DIVISION: Prone Tech Racing Women,Prone Distance Racing Women
Rebecca Barron
  • Age / 21
  • Born / Mount Maunganui
  • Favorite surf break / Tay St
  • Board / Deep
  • Sponsors / Waterman Store
  • Biggest Achievement / 2021 12 Towers Champion
  • Hobbies / Lifeguard
From Mount Maunganui but grew up in New Plymouth. Currently living and training on the Gold Coast, involved in surf lifesaving at Mermaid Beach. I'm 21 years old and this is my first international competition, excited to compete for NZ for the first time!
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