Full Name: Navryn Meddings-Malone
Date of birth: 18/01/2005
Ethnicity: New Zealand – Maori
Iwi: Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki and Taranaki
How many boards do you own: 5
Length range: 5,5 – 6,1
Shaper: JS surfboards
Sponsors: Vissla, Raglan surf emporium
Favourite board: 5,5 psycho nitro, js surfboards
What are your other surf essential? Get all my surf essentials from vissla and raglan surf emporium.
Surfing Since: 6yrs
How did you start surfing: My dad
Surfing competitively Since: 12 yrs
Competition strategy: Just try get 2 waves quickly with at least one of them being a decent wave
New Zealand teams: 0
Career highlight: Winning the Nationals, and Maori Nationals
Ambitions: Be in the best shape to surf well at the Worlds in Rio, keep enjoying my work and get qualified as an electrician… then surf and travel.
Main surf breaks you surf: Manu bay, Raglan beach
Favourite surf break: Raglan is pretty good on a good day, and Racetracks in Bali
People you surf with the most: My mates or my dad
Occupation: Apprentice Electrician for Taf Electricial in Raglan
Other interests: snowboarding, tennis, golf, and training with Johnny at Refinery.
Surfing heroes: My dad, Griffin Colopinto
Life heroes: My dad, my mum
Favourite food: Sushi
Favourite movies: Peanut Butter Falcon
Favourite surf video: Andy Irons
What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series? Piha for sure
Have you been to Brazil before? Nope, never
What are you looking forward to most about the trip? Being in a totally different country/ culture, warm weather, warm water and meeting new people – competitors from other countries and also the locals, and just the opportunity to be at the Worlds and compete in it!
What boards will you be taking? Everything from groveller to a step up
Is there anyone you would like to thank? My family, friends and of course my sponsors
What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships? Surfing as much as possible and training at The Refinery Raglan,