Full Name: Tao Mouldey
Date of birth: 26 October 2007
Hometown: Mount Maunganui
Ethnicity: New Zealand – Kiwi
How many boards do you own: 8
Length range: 5’6 – 5’10
Shaper: Pete Anderson
Sponsors: Quiksilver, Monster Energy, Anderson Surfboards, Sticky Johnson, Otis Eyewear, Surfscreen, Backdoor.
Favourite board: Anderson Surfboards 5’9 round tail pu.
What are your other surf essentials? Quiksilver Saturn boardies and wetties, Monster energy drink to get me frothing, Sticky Johnson mega Johnson wax to keep my feet glued to my board, Otis eyewear sunnies to keep the sun off my eyes, surf screen to keep the sun off me, Backdoor for all the accessories you need and a Anderson surfboard to make you rip!
Surfing Since: 3 years old – 2010
How did you start surfing: From my Dad taking me out, eventually buying a foamie and been hooked since.
Surfing competitively Since: 8 years Old.
Competition strategy: Secret.
New Zealand teams: Nz junior surf team 2022
Career highlight: Winning U14 and U16 Nationals or getting 17th at worlds.
Ambitions: To just have fun!
Main surf breaks you surf: Crossroads and Matakana island.
Favourite surf break: Matakana Island.
People you surf with the most: Little brother Zenny, Jack Hinton, George Leary and Joe Goodjohn.
Occupation: Student and Tauranga boys college.
Other interests: Fishing and Snowboarding.
Surfing heroes: JJF, Andy, Ethan and Rcal.
Life heroes: Kobe Bryant and Kelly slater.
Favourite food: Sushi
Favourite moves: Backside barrel.
Favourite surf video: John John Florence twelve.
What is your favourite event to compete at in the New Zealand junior Series?
Mount Maunganui grom series nothing beats competing at home!
Have you been to Brazil before? Nope never.
What are you looking forward to most about the trip?
Surfing with the world’s best groms and enjoying surfing warm water in a new country.
What boards will you be taking?
Everything from a groveller to a step up.
Is there anyone you would like to thank?
All my sponsors, family, friends and the Mount Maunganui community.
What are you doing training wise on the lead up to the ISA World Junior Championships?
Just Surfing as much as possible.