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Daniel Farr

Full Name: Daniel farr
Nickname: Thanos, farzy
Date of birth: 24/09/99
Hometown: New Plymouth, Taranaki
Ethnicity: %100 Kiwi… but born in SA
Height: 6’1
Stance: Natural

How many boards do you own: About 7, only use 2 though.. the rest are back up boards
Length range: 5’10 groveler to 6’0 standard board and 6’2 step up
Shaper: BJ at Seasons surfboards
Sponsors:  O’Neill NZ, Backdoor, Seasons surfboards, RYD accessories, Sticky Johnson’s, Globe shoes

Surfing Since: about age 7
How did you start surfing: My Dad was part of a learn to surf back in the day and we used to just grab boards and get out there. Every Saturday we would be down at Fitz and just mess around on soft tops
Surfing competitively Since: I think the first proper event I entered was a primary schools champs over in Gisborne when I was 11… maybe 12, and I ended up coming second to Kehu in the under 12s
Competition strategy: If there’s no priority in the heats, it’s gonna be a dog fight, and I won’t think twice about snaking or hustling. But nowadays with priority, it’s a whole different game. Gotta be a bit smarter and chose waves carefully

New Zealand teams: NA
Career highlight: Can’t really put it down to one specific time or place. My whole career has been amazing! Iv seen some incredible places and surfed a lot of epic waves. Surfing Teahupo’o with my Dad was pretty sick though, and I do miss my junior days when I used to actually win contests haha
Ambitions: The Olympics! One hundred percent the Olympics is something I want to achieve. But before then an open men’s national title, and some better results on the QS

Main surf breaks you surf: Fitzroy beach, 5min down the road and there’s always a wave out there
Favourite surf break: Fitzroy!
People you surf with the most: Mr Jrod Hancox, and the rest of the Taranaki crew
Occupation: Manager at a Dominos Pizza shop.
Other interests: I’m interested in getting a day off work if that counts…

Surfing heroes: Ric Christie, Maz Quinn, Italo Ferreira, Gabriel Medina, Filipe Toledo
Life heroes: My Parents, and my grandparents and a whole bunch of other people who mean a lot to me
Favourite food: Pita Pit and pop tarts
Favourite moves: Fore hand full rotation air reverse, or a big rail hack
Favourite surf video: Billy’s Kempers series on his injury and road to recovery

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