Full Name: Jay Piper-Healion
Date of birth: 27/07/2000
How many boards do you own: 6
Length range: 5’3 to 5’10
Shaper: Sharpeye Surfboards AU & an AH Vessels Twin Fin
Sponsors: Backdoor, RYD and Sol Zinc
Surfing Since: 2012
How did you start surfing: On a bodyboard at Buffalo Beach!
Surfing competitively Since: 2014, but full on since 2016.
Competition strategy: Changes for each competition location and conditions, haven’t really figured out that one properly yet.
New Zealand teams: None
Career highlight: Travelling around the country with mates to different competitions and epic waves.
Ambitions: Win an Open National Title
Main surf breaks you surf: Manu Bay and Ngaranui Beach
Favourite surf break: Buffalo Beach
People you surf with the most: Gabi Paul, Caleb Cutmore, Aimee Brown and Kaleb Fisher.
Other interests: Hanging with my mates and travelling around NZ.
Surfing heroes: Andy, Taj, Steph, Griffin, Ryan Callinan, Yago, Caleb Cutmore, Jack Lee, Peggsy, Levi Stewart, the list can go on!
Life heroes: My family.
Favourite food: Cambodian chicken curry pie from the Raglan Bakery.
Favourite moves: Getting some vision, Frontside air reverse, Backside floaters, frontside carves.
Favourite surf video: Trilogy