Raging Bull Surf Team

Peri Roberts

Professional Kite Surfer

Rage On with Peri Roberts – Peri is Australia’s Top Ranked Womens Kite Surfer, currently ranked No. 2 in the World on the GKA World Cup Tour.

An adventurous and driven young female, Peri has taken her passion for watersports and hunger for a challenge to the World stage. From Newcastle, NSW, she has climbed the ranks of the kitesurfing world at local, state and national competitions. Starting in her mid teens – Peri made a name for herself as the only junior female kitesurfer in the wave riding competition scene. Through her achievements she grabbed the attention of the industry and has continued to rise through the World rankings. Today Peri competes full time on the GKA World Cup Tour which takes her around the Globe doing what she does best – Kitesurfing!

 

Achievements

1st 

  • National Wave Championships 2017 / 2019
  • Merimbula Classic 2017 / 2018
  • NSW State Titles 2015

2nd

  • GKA World Cup. Sal, Cape Verde 2020
  • National Wave Championships 2018
  • Open Womens Lancelin Ocean Wave Classic 2017
  • Merimbula Classic 2019

3rd

  • Merimbula Classic 2015 / 2016

4th

  • GKA World Cup, Sylt 2019

Curtis Snyder

Big Wave Surfer

Rage On with Curtis Snyder – Curtis is a Big Wave Enthusiast from Paia Hawaii.

Curtis Rages in BIG SURF and we are stoked to have him in our Raging Bull Family! Curtis is originally from Wilmington North Carolina and grew up chasing hurricane swells on the Outer Banks of North Carolina through to Florida on the East Coast of America. A trip to Mavericks gave Curtis a taste of the Really Big Stuff and from his first session there it became his obsession to chase Big Swells around the World. Curtis now lives in Paia, Maui just a short drive to Jaws where he will be found when the big swells hit. Big Waves that Curtis has Raged On include – Jaws, Mavericks, Teahupoo, Tres Palmas in Puerto Rico, G-Land and many more! Stay tuned as we follow Curtis Raging On some of the World’s  Biggest Surf.

Dean McSporran

Adaptive Sup Surfer

Rage On with Dean McSporran – Dean is one of Australia’s Top Adaptive SUP Surfers, currently ranked No. 5 in the World.

Dean competes at adaptive surfing competitions throughout Australia and the world. Dean also competes on a regular basis in able bodied competitions up and down the east coast of Australia.

Dean lost part of his left arm 11 years ago in a work place accident. He has always been a keen surfer and with his love of the ocean and waves needed to get back into the water as part of his rehabilitation. He use to ride short boards and a mini mal before his accident and tried getting back on the boards but found it hard to paddle and get to his feet quickly. He tried using bigger boards and even designed a prosthetic arm to help him paddle but found it restrictive. Just to get out in the waves he brought a bogie board but that just didn’t cut it either.

Dean’s wife suggested he give Stand Up Paddle Boarding a go.With the aid of an attachment that connected to his prosthetic arm, he was paddling on flat water in no time then quickly progressed into the surf.

For the past 3 years Dean has been campaigning for SUP to be added to the Adaptive movement that was created 6 years ago but it never involved SUP as a division. As there was no division for SUP Dean surfed in a mixed division with other adaptive surfers.

In September of 2019 at Ocean Side California, the board and directors of the ISA asked Dean and other adaptive SUP surfers to surf in an exhibition of Adaptive SUP surfing with the view of including it in future world titles. From this, Adaptive SUP Surfing is now its own division allowing dean to compete against other Adaptive SUP surfers, including Arm & Leg amputees.

Achievements

2016/2017 – 1st  – Australian Adaptive titles

2017  – 4th mixed division –  Hawaiian adaptive titles

2018 – 2nd  – Australian Adaptive titles

2018 –  4th – Tradie masters Sydney  Able bodied

2018/19 – 3rd SUP division – Club Mal nutrition point score Able bodied

3rd mixed division – 2019 Hawaiian adaptive titles

Arabella Tarpey

Local Raging Surfer

Rage On with Arabella Tarpey – Arabella is a Merimbula Local Young Gun!

We are Super Stoked to have this very talented young Merimbula Local surfer as part of our Family. Arabella Rages in the Water and is part of our local surfing fabric in Merimbula. Arabella is in the surf “every day” no matter what the conditions. She is entered in the Junior State Championships later this year where she hopes to rage on and qualify for the Junior National Titles. We are all cheering her on and know we will see great things from Arabella as she keeps that stoke for her surfing.

Ashley Brunette

Local Raging Kite Surfer

Rage On with Ashley Brunette – Ashley is the Australian National Kite Surfing Junior and Open Womens Champion!

Ashley is a young local Raging Bull Surf team member. She is the current Open Women’s and Junior National Kite Surfing Champion. Ashley is passionate about her kite Surfing and Rages every time she hits the Water. Ashley has big plans for her Kite Surfing and we are super Stoked to be supporting Ashley as she develops her craft and hits bigger targets. Rage On Ashley!

Achievements

1st 

  • National Junior Titles, Torquay 2020
  • National Open Womens Titles, Torquay 2020
  • National Junior Titles, Torquay 2019