Go Girl: Raiha Ensor
Age: 14 From: Mt Maunganui Occupation: Student How long you been surfing and what does it mean to you? Since I was seven and surfing is a big part of my life. If it wasn’t for surfing I wouldn’t have met some of my best friends, had some of my most awesome experiences, so yeah, surfing means heaps.
Where did you first surf and what on? X-roads Mt Maunganui, on
Achievements in the surf and in life: Billabong NZ Grom Series Runner-up U17 Girls 2014 (1st at Piha and 2nd at Whangamata), 1st Open Women’s Aotearoa Maori Surfing Titles, Surfing NZ U14 Girls Series Winner 2013, 1st U14 Girls NZ National Scholastics 2013.
Interests: Surfing, longboarding, skateboarding, soccer and hanging with family and friends. Your idea of a good time? Surfing all day in pumping surf with all my friends.
Goals: Keep surfing and having fun and hopefully become a pro
Fave food: There’s too many to choose from but Sushi and Peking Duck Pancakes are up there.
Advice for budding girl surfers, wanting to give surfing a try? Definitely give it a go and never give up, you never know you might end up loving it. Pretend you just won an academy award, who do you have to throw down a shout out to for getting to where you are in life
right now? All my friends especially the Mount girls for pushing me to do better. Matty Scorringe and Khan Butler for helping coach me. Mum and Dad and the rest of our family and friends for all their support and Andy Jordan for the wicked boards!