Meet the family

Katrina & Mauro have been making waves in Whangamata for 8 years now. Owners of Surf N Stay and Surfsup, and with two active young sons Taj and Sando, this is one busy family!

Kat is a Kiwi and Mauro is from Brazil. In 2003 they met in San Diego, California, both travelling and searching for perfect waves. They fell in love and moved to Brazil, where they opened their first Surf N Stay in Rio de Janeiro. After eight years in Brazil, they kept their dream alive of expanding to other destinations and opened Surf N Stay in Whangamata, New Zealand.