Jordan Griffin: the future of Kiwi surfing | Photo: Col/

The Bay of Plenty Surf Team claimed their third consecutive National Scholastic Surfing Championship, at Fitzroy Beach, New Zealand.

With seven of their twelve surfers in the finals, The Bay of Plenty Surf Team claimed two division titles: Under 18 Boys and Under 16 Girls.

"Being in my last year of the Scholastics, it is pretty cool to win another title and to go three wins in a row with our team," underlined Jordan Griffin, who won the Under 18 Boys title.


Stephanie Gilmore: ready for the sixth title | Photo: ASP/Poullenot

Sally Fitzgibbons, Tyler Wright, Stephanie Gilmore or Carissa Moore. Who will be the 2014 ASP Women's World Tour champion?

The world title race is coming to a spectacular finish. Three Australians and a Hawaiian may decide who will raise the cup at the Cascais Women's Pro 2014, in Portugal.

Gilmore is the only surfer with the chance to clinch the world title in the penultimate stop of the season, despite being currently ranked in the third position.


Arugam Bay: a perfect point break in Sri Lanka | Photo: Arugam Safa Surf School

Nauru, Sri Lanka and Cayman Islands have become the 87th, 88th and 89th members of the International Surfing Association (ISA).

It's almost there. The world governing body for the sport of surfing is close to reaching its goal of 100 member nations in 2015.

"Surfing is also a 22 billion dollar business with a natural focus on the youth demographic. By taking the sport to new destinations we can help stimulate local economies, create jobs and provide young people with a source of fun, engagement and lessons of excellence, fair play and respect," underlines Fernando Aguerre, president of the ISA.