I’m from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand and have been hooked on surfing since I was around 7 years old when my Dad got me into it on his Long board. Through surfing I’ve made many new friends, by surfing with them in comps, which has bettered my surfing. I have also been able to compete in comps internationally, in Brazil and Australia, as well as all around the North Island, meaning I’ve gotten to see lots of new places. I find Surfing enjoyable as I am super competitive and am able to keep fit doing it.
15 years (07/10/99)
Caught my first wave at 7, but got into seriously doing comps, and going out the back with out Dads help at age 11.
Body Glove, Andy Jordan Surfboards
5,4” 5,6” 5,7” 5,4”
Raiharian, Rai or Rara as my science teacher would call me L
Where do you live:
From Mount Maunganui but recently moved to Raglan to go to school and surf.
Leigh (Mum), Paul (Dad), Maia (sister), Tiare (Brother), George (Dog)!!!!
When and how did I get into surfing:
I caught my first ever wave at around age 7, on a family beach day at the local. Dad was pushing my older brother into waves on a 9,0” long board, so I gave it a go and was hooked from the moment I stood up.
Been to Australia and Brazil.
Favourite place to surf:
Omanu, Matakana Island, Ruapuke or the Main Beach at Mount.
Your perfect surf session:
3-5ft peaky, long, right-handers peeling for ages, and out there with a couple friends.
Continue with surfing and enjoy it as much as possible, and try go as far as I can with it, win a few comps etc.
Most inspirational surfers:
Ricardo Christie, Bethany Hamilton, Filipe Toledo.
Would you rather have 1 million dollars or perfect waves for the rest of your life: