Full Name: Billy Stairmand
Date of birth: 21/10/1989
Ethnicity: New Zealand
How many boards do you own: 10
Length range: 5’7-6’1
Shaper: Sharpeye surfboards.
Sponsors: Backdoor, Curve, Sharpeye, Liive, Sticky Johnson, Skullcandy, Giltrap Skoda.
Surfing Since: 10 years old. 1999
How did you start surfing: My dad taught me how to surf down the beach in Raglan.
Surfing competitively Since: 2003
Competition strategy: Hard and fast.
New Zealand teams: 2 junior worlds, and 4-5 open worlds.
Career highlight: Being the first male surfing Olympian.
Ambitions: World championship tour.
Main surf breaks you surf: Manu Bay
Favourite surf break: Manu Bay
People you surf with the most: Luke Cederman.
Occupation: professional surfer
Other interests: basketball, golf, skating.
Surfing heroes: Taj burrow, Andy irons, Mick fanning.
Favourite moves: Backhand Patanent! 😉
Favourite surf video: Montaj