Backdoor Manu Bay Pro Surf Event Smashes It!

Wednesday 15 May 2019, 7:21PM
By Beckie Wright

The May 3-5 Backdoor Manu Bay Pro Surf event smashed it, both surf-wise and competition wise, with great crowds to watch the sizzling performances from the riders. This is an annual Surfing New Zealand Four Star Rated Event for open men’s and women’s, as well as under 20 and under 16 competitors, and is a highlight of the Raglan surf scene each year. Backdoor Surf Shop are proud to sponsor this event, and it is always a fantastic weekend for all concerned.

Now that it is over, time to consider Backdoor’s high winter ranges, from all their top apparel brands including NZ brands RPM and ilabb. New winter wetsuits are also arriving including Ripcurl’s Flash Bomb Heat Seeker, with heat generating flash lining. Grab a pair of Ripcurl Dawn Patrol boots and a Quiksilver Prologue steamer for a more affordable option as the water starts to cool down. Backdoor  has 4/3 and 3/2 and hooded wetsuits in stock.

Backdoor Surf Shop also has a new surfboard model: Channel Islands Happy. The Happy is a new performance shortboard model built to give surfers the freedom to easily go wherever their mind takes them. Low entry rocker and strategically placed forward volume allow the board to paddle well, get up to speed quickly, and perform extremely well in the tube.

To harness all that speed, Happy’s refined rails and thinned out tail make for a highly responsive board that is also extremely forgiving through critical manoeuvres. Don’t wait as these will go fast!

Finally, there is new Backdoor brand apparel dropping online, so for more information on Channel Islands surfboards, blind skateboards and skate clothing please go to .