By Maria Nilsson

Highlights from The Single Fin Mingle 2023


The 9th annual Single Fin Mingle Festival took place over the weekend - cascading out onto the beaches and throughout the Sumner village - between the galleries, restaurants, functions and Street parties!

Ro on the nose in the new Steamer!

The judges were overwhelmed with talent this year as a selection of local & international surfers took to the water in some of the finest conditions the Mingle has seen in recent years. 

Come finals day it came down to two intentional surfers, Natsumi Taoka from Japan taking out the Women’s division with style & grace and Brazil’s Augusto Olinto with his slick footwork and switch stance capabilities taking out the Men’s.
The evening's festivities that followed each day were packed to the brim, with sell out Street Parties, Film Festival, Group Art show and the illusive After Party, which included a bus ticket over the hill (Lyttleton) to our very own ‘Night Club SFM’.
The Single Fin Mingle is an annual multi-faceted festival that celebrates traditional longboarding and the joyous culture that surrounds it. Through the prestigious competition, Film Festival, Art Shows and Musical Soirees, The Mingle is a way of building human connection through having a marvellous time. 
Spotted in Atmosea Mia, Liv, Roro, Elenor, Sasha, Rach, Evie &  Lili