Finn Vette

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Finn Vette 
Date of birth: 23/04/2004 
Hometown: Gisborne 
Ethnicity: New Zealand European 
Height: 5,11 
Stance: Goofy 

How many boards do you own:
Length range: 5,10-6,3 
Shaper: Lost Surfboards NZ by Tommy Dalton 
Sponsors: Billabong, Sticky Johnson, Hamish Simpson 
Surfing Since:
How did you start surfing: My father was a keen surfer, and my family has lived opposite the beach our whole lives. It would be rude if I didn’t surf. 
 
Surfing competitively Since: 12 
Competition strategy: Dominate 
New Zealand teams: 1 
Career highlight: 2021 Nationals, where my sister and I both won our divisions, 6 months from when my dad past away. 
Ambitions: Create opportunities to continue doing what I love. 
 
Main surf breaks you surf: Northern Makorori (MMF), Wainui Beach 
Favourite surf break: Secret haha, but can’t go past the trusty local at Makorori 
People you surf with the most: Sister, and the boys from Gizzy! 
Occupation: Student at the University of Otago 
Other interests: Adventuring, Beekeeping (shoutout Mike and the boys), socializing. 
 
Surfing heroes: My dad and Ryan Callinan 
Life heroes: My dad, not a day goes by when I don’t think about. Loving, determined, unselfish, best father/husband ever. 
Favourite food: Sloppy Nacho’s 
Favourite moves: Can’t beat a drawn out carve 
Favourite surf video: Under The Weather by Damon Meade 

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