Mahi Mains, our snowboarding extraordinaire hails from the Timoti and Hariata Robertson lineage. His mother is Kiri Mains and his grandmother Ann has assisted with this feature. On his father Tony Price’s side, Mahi hails from the Wesley lineage. His brother is Abraham Mains who we may feature in the future.

Mahi started snowboarding at the age of 13 and when he turned 16 he left school and travelled around the world following the winter seasons to in USA, Canada, Korea and Japan.

Every year he returns to Queenstown to save money and snowboard on the beautiful mountains around New Zealand. To pay his way he worked laying concrete and tuning snowboards.

Mahi has won a few competitions over the years and does a lot of photo shoots and filming. Last season he travelled to Alaska where he met up with his good friend, Kolben Saetre, who was born and raised in Alaska and then moved to NZ when he left school.

This allowed Kolben to build close connections and relationships with people like Mahi. He is currently living back in Alaska. During the year Kolben and Mahi hiked around mountains in Alaska and built jumps and took promo photos. In the latest Manual Magazine (which is a NZ skate surf snowboard magazine) there’s a bunch of those photos and an interview with Mahi. When Mahi is not snowboarding he likes to try his hand at carving. We wish Mahi every success.

Mahi Mains.

Mahi Mains.

Mahi in action on the mountains of Alaska. (Photos supplied by Kolben Saetre

Mahi in action on the mountains of Alaska. (Photos supplied by Kolben Saetre)