Full Name: Theo Timothy Morse
Date of birth: 9th July 2007
How many boards do you own: 4
Length range: 5.9
Shaper: Channel Islands
Sponsors: Pipemasters Waikato, Refinery Whangaroa, Raglan Chiropractic
Favourite board: 2 happy or fever
How did you start surfing: Born into a surfing family and naturally took it on
Surfing competitively Since: When I was 10 first competition at the primary schools NZ
Competition strategy: keep relaxed and have a wave magnet while in the water
New Zealand teams: Junior ISA worlds 2023
Career highlight: Winning the 2023 Te Kaika South Island surf champs in Dunedin and qualifying for the NZ Junior 2023 ISA Worlds team
Ambitions: To create a future through my surfing experiences and to push my abilities
Main surf breaks you surf: Raglan points, beach and Ruapuke
Favourite surf break: GB’s and the Island
People you surf with the most: Raglan Surf academy, the local crew, family and friends.
Occupation: Student at the raglan area school and part time Professional lawn mower
Other interests: Skateboarding
Surfing heroes: Ethan Ewing
Favourite food: Smoothies with Fruit, Raglan Food co yoghurt and Michels bone broth protein powder and Nans chicken pie with gravy.
Favourite moves: Peanut butter falcon
Favourite surf video: Under the weather
What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series? The Te Kaika South Island surf champs in Dunedin was my favourite event because we found the best waves for free surfing during an event and surfed some cool spots.
Have you been to Brazil before? It will be my first time travelling overseas for an event. I am super excited to go to Brazil for the first time.
What are you looking forward to most about the trip? Competing on a world stage and experiencing an array of different cultures during the event.
What boards will you be taking? CI 2.pro, Fever and 2happy
What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships? I’ve been training at Refinery whangaroa with Johnny Rickhard, the Raglan surfing academy and surf camps with Matt Scorange, Khan Butler and Billy Stairmand.
Is there anyone you would like to thank? All of my Family, Friends, sponsors and local community