Full name: Taj Millar Dal Bosco
Ethnicity: Born in Brazil
How many boards do you own? 2
Sponsors: Carve New Zealand, Skinnies, Saltwater surf shop, Anderson surfboards.
Surfing since: Surfed since about 3
Competition strategy: Go out catch the best waves and do my best.
How did you start surfing? By my dad pushing me into little whitewash in Brazil
Best results: 2016 I came second in the Rip curl Grom series, 4 at nationals, and got 4th in under 16s and 14s at the duke festival.
Ambitions: To try and get in the WSL, QS and go from there
Main spot you surf: Whangamata beach and Whangamata bar
Favourite surf spot: Otama and Piha
People you surf with: Zek Wyper, Daniel Cox, Manu Roberts
Other interests: Soccer, gym and hanging with my friends.
Surfing heroes: My surfing hero is Gabriel Medina Because I’m from Brazil and he’s been doing really well this year, and Mick Fanning as I want to be just like him one day.
Life heroes: Mum, Dad
Favourite food: Mexican and Italian
Favourite moves: Layback carve and front side air reverse.
Favourite surf movie: Any stab in the dark movie