- WSL / Matt Dunbar

New Zealand is a surfer's paradise. With about 9,320 miles of coastline and a population of less than five million, there's still quality waves going unridden somewhere, almost every day. You just might need to brave the cold some (or most) of the year.

This short film a great profile on Kehu Butler -- one of Aotearoa's most promising young surfers, and a look at his hometown of Mount Maunganui, one of the centers of New Zealand surfing, and his proud Māori heritage.

From the obligatory tongue-in-cheek digs at Australia to the story of how he was first sponsored after being scouted by Kiwi surf legend Maz Quinn, this is a snapshot into New Zealand's special culture and a wonderful introduction to a name you just might be seeing on the Championship Tour soon.

We last saw Butler in a jersey at the Corona Open China, where he bagged a 9th-place finish, and with a string of solid results to his name on the Qualifying Series, the future of Kiwi surfing is in good hands.

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