About

Age
4 years old


I was born in Durban South Africa, and grew up in New Zealand from the age of 5 years. I have a coach in NZ, Emmerson Smith from Train Much, and I have competed and won 2 Pro Juniors Bells Beach & Perth under one of the toughest ASP Pro Junior Circuits the Australasia ASP. I am one of the team members of DSC Performance and get coached in Huntington-Beach USA with Kevyn Dean at DSC Performance!! And while I am in Australia my mentor and coach is Hamish from ES (Elite Surfing). Career Highlights 2011 1st ASP Australasian Pro Junior Perth 2011- Chill Pro Junior in Perth- May 1st ASP Pro Junior Bells 2011-Championship Moves Pro Junior in Bells – January 5th Rated on the Australasian ASP Pro Junior so far for 2011 17th O’Neil Coldwater Classic WQS in New Zealand 2010 5th Hurley Australasian Pro Junior February 2010 5th Cronulla, Australasian Pro Junior April 2010 9th Tahiti Pro Junior April 2010 17th WQS Newcastle had to leave so could not surf next round to get to Tahiti Pro Junior 2009 1st at Open Men's New Zealand's National Champs 2009 at the age of 17 13th at ISA World Juniors U18 in Ecuador 2009 ISA Open Men’s World Games - Costa Rica (youngest ever to represent New Zealand). 2009 3rd at the ISA World Juniors U16 in Portugal 2007 4th at the Occy Grom comp in Australia 2007 5th at the Rusty Grom comp in Australia 2007

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Surf

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Surf

Recap of the 2014 Rip Curl Pro Raglan - Surf

Richard Christie has today (Saturday 15th March) broken a five year drought winning the Rip Curl Pro presented by Jagermeister held at Manu Bay, Raglan. Under dark skies, gale offshore winds and sideways rain thanks to Cyclone Lusi, Christie surfed his way to a win in the Open Men's Division in the 1.0m -- 1.5m waves that built throughout the day.

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