Full Name: Jarred Dean Hancox
Date of birth: 4/5/80
How many boards do you own: 15 +/-
Length range: 5’8 to 7’6
Shaper: 1-DA Shapes
Sponsors: Carve Sunglasses, Beach Street Surf Shop, 1-DA Shapes, Ocean & Earth, Inlayz, Xcel Wetsuits, FCS, Fluidfit Performance, Beach Road Milk Co, Brixton Motors, Coastal Chiropractor
Surfing Since: 14 / 1995
How did you start surfing: Learnt in the whitewash and kept practicing everyday
Surfing competitively Since: Did a few comps in my first five years, but did not do any national level events till 2000 onwards, where I have been doing lots of local and national ones since.
Competition strategy: Try not to over complicate things and keep to the basic formulas – catch two good waves/build on scores. Over the years have tried hard to get away from surfing too safe, and try to surf like I’m free surfing.
New Zealand teams: Declined invitations to do this back in the 2000’s in favour of spending my savings on long Indonesian surf holidays.
Career highlight: 2021 South Island Champs winner. 6x National title holder half in over 30s and half in over 35s. Won many of the main local contest’s multiple times.
Ambitions: Keep improving and surfing better via improving myself and constantly refining equipment.
Main surf breaks you surf: Rocky Point, Stent Road, Back Beach, Fitzroy Beach
Favourite surf break: Rockies and Stent
People you surf with the most: the Horse, the Doctor, the Butland, the Handpiece and many more.
Occupation: Real Estate Agent
Other interests: Healthy living, strength & conditioning, mobility, gardening, computers
Surfing heroes: Anyone that is shredding
Life heroes: Successful, healthy, and fit people who have their sh*t together
Favourite food: Mums cooking
Favourite moves: Big backhand cracks, airs (not that I can do them too well), critical roundhouse cutbacks with a gnarly rebound off the barrel, laybacks
Favourite surf video: Mostly Taylor Steele classics from the 90s/early 2000s.