Full name: Natasha Maioha Gouldsbury
Date of birth: 29/11/2004
Hometown: My home town is Levin but now live in Taranaki
Ethnicity: Maori/ NZ European
Iwi: Te Ati Awa
Height: 5’7 ½
How many boards do you own: 5 with 2 on the way
Length range: 5’5 ½ – 9’1
Shaper: Gavin Upson from 1-DA Shapes
Sponsors: Seventh Wave Wetsuits, Noxen, Beach Street Surf Shop, 1-DA Shapes, The Hori, Smoothstar, Coastal Chiropractic, Surfers Fuel
Surfing since: 9 years old
How did you start surfing: I started surfing down at Waitarere beach just north of Levin. My dad bought a red soft top from the warehouse and we took it to the beach and dad just started pushing me in and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Surfing competitively since: I have been surfing competitively since I was 11 or 12
Competition strategy: my competition strategy is starting off with 2 quick wave just to calm the nerves and then surf the heat as only catching a wave if I think it will improve my score and then that means that I would use my priority in the best way.
New Zealand teams: NZ Junior team 2019,2022 2021 NZ Trans Tasman Surfing Test
Career highlight: A career highlight for me would be getting to go over to Hawaii for 11 days and getting to train with Carissa Moore and her family and friends.
Ambitions: Win some more national titles and then head over seas to do some QS and Pro junior’s.
Main surf breaks you surf: I mostly surf Fitzroy beach
Favourite surf break: My favourite surf break is stent road
People you surf with the most: I mostly surf by myself but I do surf with some of the local groms and some of the adults like Daniel Farr and Jarred Hancox
Other interests: Some of my other interests are hanging with friends and chilling at home and playing board games with my family
Surfing hero’s: Carissa Moore, lakey Peterson, Yago Dora
Life hero’s: Sir Edmund Hillary because he achieved a lot in his life time and things that hadn’t been done before so that proves that anything is possible and to never give up.
Favourite food: My favourite food is Açai bowls with heaps of fruit and honey on top
Favourite movies: My favourite movie would be chasing mavericks
Favourite surf video: The stab in the dark series where they test all different types and brands of boards.