Athlete Report: Elliot Paerata Reid Dec 2013
Winter is generally pretty quiet for surf competitions the two main events recently, the NZ Secondary School championships and the NZ scholastic’s championships. In both of these competitions he won the Under 18 Division. Elliot was also rapt to have made the cover of the Sept/Oct NZ Surfing magazine from a photo shoot earlier this year in Indonesia and he has featured in the Oct/Nov issues, with four full page shots. While the competition circuit is quiet, he is working hard for his sponsors and in surfing. In surfing, making it to the magazines is a big part of fulfilling his sponsorship deals. Returning from a 10 day trip around the North Island travelling in a camper van with NZ surfing magazine he reports he had “amazing fun and we got some great waves and photos” Elliot was also lucky to spend a week recently surfing in Fiji with his Australian board shaper. Next week Elliot will be going to Australia for a 3 week training programme with his coaches. “I am frantically trying to get my school work finished”!