Alani Morse

Full Name: Alani Jannine Morse
Nickname: Red Robin
Date of birth: july 27th 2010
Hometown: Raglan whaingaroa
Ethnicity: kiwi
Height: 5.1
Stance: regular

How many boards do you own: I surf five
Length range: 4.9 – 5.2
Shaper: Channel islands, Aitken, Camenzind, & DHD.
Sponsors:  Roxy, Avasole, Pipemasters, Raglan Chiropractic.
Favourite board: all of them.
What are your other surf essentials? Roxy wetsuits, clothes and towels. Avasol sunblock. A mean board and fins, waves, and sunshine.

Surfing Since: 2013
How did you start surfing: on a soft top at orewa beach
Surfing competitively Since: 2016
Competition strategy: Catch waves

New Zealand teams: Isa junior 2023
Career highlight: winning the un16s at the 2023 nationals.
Ambitions: to compete in the 2028 olympics in California.

Main surf breaks you surf:  manu bay, indicators, ngaranui beach, ruapuke.
Favourite surf break: anywhere that barrels.
People you surf with the most: Theo my brother and family and the local groms

Occupation: student.
Other interests: skating, food
Surfing heroes: Bethany Hamilton, Stephanie Gilmore, Caity Simmons.
Life heroes: Mum & Dad.

Favourite food: Japanese food with a smoothie bowl for a treat.
Favourite moves: Unstoppable
Favourite surf video: Goddesses by Vahine Fierro and sisters.

What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series? They are all fun

Have you been to Brazil before?. No, I have not.

What are you looking forward to most about the trip?  Learning new things, surfing against new people, and warm weather.

What boards will you be taking? Channel island 5.0 or 5.1, Aitken 5.0, Camenzind 5.0.

Is there anyone you would like to thank? All the people who have encouraged me, the people who coach and train me, my sponsors, the vast community who have invested time or money in me, all my rivals and competitors for the competition, and most of all my mum and dad for the effort they put into me.

What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Championships? I am currently boxing at the Refinery Whangaroa with legend Johnny Rickard as well as  joining in with the raglan academy fitness trainings on school mornings and surfing  with the crew in the afternoons as well as surrounding myself with experienced surfers and legends I look up too who have been giving me wise advice.

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