Kiwi surfer wins world event

May 8, 2018

Kiwi surfer Paige Hareb has won a teams event in a man-made wave pool in California.

Hareb teamed up with surfers from South Africa, Japan and Tahiti to take out the World Surf League’s Founders Cup at the inland venue called the Surf Ranch.

After winning a sudden-death surf-off against competition favourites Australia, the world team scored eight points in the final, with Brazil scoring seven and the USA four.

The event was the first to be held in a man-made pool. The WSL Surf Ranch is the longest open barrel, man-made wave in the world and can run both left and right.

American surf legend Kelly Slater, an 11-time world champion who still competes on the Word Tour, was the driving force and brains behind the project.

Hareb is in her seventh year as part of the World Tour since her debut in 2009, when she recorded her best overall finish of ninth.

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Yes we got a gold medal🏅🎖


surfs up


sup dude you are amsome


so cool dude 🙂




good work


awesome surf