Go Girl: Raiha En­sor

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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

Dad’s mal.

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!

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