Katrina & Mauro own and operate the Surf N Stay New Zealand. They live on the premises with their two sons Taj and Sando. Kat is a Kiwi and Mauro is from Brazil. They met fifteen years ago 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 where their first son was born, they kept their dream alive of expanding to other destinations and opened a Surf Camp in Whangamata, New Zealand.
Kat and Mauro teach surfing with a great passion for the sport and the local community and run the Surf N Stay, Adventure hostel, to let surfers and visitors from all around the world experience this beautiful part of the world with its surf breaks and natural wonders to explore.