Kia eke panuku, kia eke Tangaroa - The world qualifying series is where elite surfers vie for the opportunity to break onto the world tour and take home a world title.
For a lucky few, the tour brings fame and fortune. But for one Māori surfer from Mahia, breaking onto the world circuit means so much more. Richard Cristie, or Ricardo, as he's known on the surf scene, is on a quest to reach the crest of the wave and as Renee Kahukura-Iosefa reports, it's been a gnarly ride.
Here's the link to Ricardo's fundraising project: http://sportfunder.com/projects/1346