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Anna Brock

Full Name: Anna Grace Brock

Nickname: Brocky
Date of birth:
Hometown: Mount Maunganui
New Zealand European

How many boards do you own:
Length range:
5’4” – 5’8”
Pete Anderson
Anderson Surfboards, Rhythm Clothing, Creatures of Leisure, O’Neill Wetsuits, NZ Windows, Body in Motion, Drink Almighty, Sex Wax, Sol Goods, Smoothstar, Smith Optics NZ,
Favourite board: love my 5’4” Anderson grovel board
What are your other surf essential? Rhythm Bikinis & clothing, Sex wax, O’Neill Hyper freak fire 4/3 wetsuit, Creatures Proto Traction, Creatures Superlite leashes, Smoothstar skateboard, Sol Goods Zinc & Re-hydrate cream, Smith Optics sunnies

How did you start surfing:
Learnt with Family / Friends and discovered my love for it in Hawaii
Surfing competitively Since:
2015, aged about 9-10
Competition strategy:
Attack early and pick good waves with scoring potential

New Zealand teams: 2023 NZ Junior Surfing Team
Career highlight:
2023 – Selected in NZ Team,
2021 – Finalist Taranaki Pro Open Women, Winning NZ Grom Series Super 8 Grand Final,
2019 – Finalist in Rip Curl Grom Search, South Australia

Ambitions:  Win a National Title, compete overseas
Main surf breaks you surf: Blackhead & St Clair (Dunedin), Mount Coast & Main beach
Favourite surf break: Mentawais, Stent Road, Manu Bay & The Island
People you surf with the most:
My sister Sophia & the mount groms

Student at University of Otago
Other interests:
Hockey, Pilates, Gym, Running & hanging with friends
Surfing heroes:
Carissa Moore & Betty Lou Sakura Johnson
Life heroes:
Alex & Georgia D, Kahn, Jane B, Mum & Dad, Grandparents, Cousins and my friends

Favourite food: Acai bowls
Favourite moves:
big first turn and finishing snap
Favourite surf video:
Proximity and Girls Cant Surf

What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series? South Island Champs, Dunedin

Have you been to Brazil before? Never

What are you looking forward to most about the trip? Warm water, hot weather, good people

What boards will you be taking? 2 performance, 1 all rounder, 1 grovel

Is there anyone you would like to thank? My family, friends, coaches and mentors for encouraging and supporting me, my sponsors for helping make my dreams possible

What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships? Have been to Aussie twice in last few months to train, surf as much as I can in Dunedin, running & gym work

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