Dr Sam Mayhew & Rachel Clarke

Ocean Paddling

Surf Life Saving


About Dr Sam Mayhew

Ocean Paddling, Surf Life Saving

Dr Sam Mayhew is a GP and Sports Team Doctor on Auckland's North Shore. HE is currently competing on the World Surf Ski Series and is looking to finish 2016 as NZs top ranked paddler and the top 20 in the World.

Sam is passionate about sport and high performance. As well as his own sporting achievements and goals Sam is the team Doctor for the NZ Tall Blacks, NZ Surf Life Saving Team - Black Fins, NZ Warriors Reserves and NZ Breakers.

“I am so proud to be an Ambassador for Balance Sports Nutrition. As a medical professional I understand the importance of proper clean nutrition for optimum recovery, both for sporting endeavours and general lifestyle and wellbeing. I couldn't think of a better brand that does this, and to top it off its local- Balance products are made right here in Auckland.”

About Rachel Clarke


  • 2015 World Series Race #1 Champion
  • 2014 Molokai Surf Ski World Champion
  • 2013/14/15 NZ Surf Ski Champion
  • 2014 Australian Surf Ski Champion
  • Former NZ Surf Lifesaving Ironwoman
  • 2010 Surf lifesaving World Champs squad

What are your sporting goals?

To be consistent in all racing and to place 1st in the 2015 world series

What are two training tips you can give to aspiring athletes?

Train hard, so they day of your race you know you are in the best position to be successful.

Recovery is so often forgotten/skipped/done poorly, its they key to getting the benefits from hard training and also to be able to back it up the next training session.

What are your hobbies outside of training and racing?

Going to the beach, having a good time with friends and family.

Do you have any other sponsors?

Epic Surf skis, Fergs kayaks, Hayden Surf Craft, Meek paddles, Sharkskin, Orewa massage Worx, SOS rehydrate, DRS Aquatic Race Gear.



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