Rusty team rider Jonas Tawharu



BornMount Maunganui, New Zealand.

Current digsWorking, surfing, hanging out with friends!

Height5'8 (173cms).


Local go-to surf spot?The beach out front of home.

Favourite wave?I shouldn't say.

Favourite wave I haven't been to yet?I want to go to the desert point.

Post surf go-to meal?Usually make a curry.

Slabs or point breaks?No slabs in NZ so maybe point breaks.

Hacks or punts?I'll try to bury the rail if I can.

Lefts or Rights?Lefts.

Cats or dogs?Love both.

What's your current Rusty quiver consist of?My Rusty quiver is made up of about three 5'3 varying Fishes, 419 and the Mod Fish included. I also have been loving my 5'7 Hifi Twin.

Out of those, what are you riding the most and why?I'm mostly riding the Fish.It's magic and handles in heavy conditions. Its got heaps of rive as well.

Inspirations?My inspirations right now are the people around me. They are all very talented at their own different things and they inspire me every day to keep doing what I enjoy. Sport wise, I love watching Chippa Wilson and Ben Kadow do their thing.

Surprise, Surprise?People don't know that I started surfing really late I guess and I was a drag disciple in the shorey for ages.

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