Kat & 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 hails from Brazil. They met ten years ago in San Diego, California, whilst both were travelling and searching for the perfect wave. 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. They run the Surf N Stay hostel to allow surfers and visitors from all around the world to experience this beautiful part of New Zealand with its surf breaks and many natural wonders to explore.