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Jarred Hancox

Full Name: Jarred Dean Hancox  

Credit @Logan Yandle

Nickname: J-Rod  

Date of birth: 4/5/80  

Hometown: Taranaki  

Ethnicity: Kiwi  


Height: 5’9  

Stance: Goofy  


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. 


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