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Taylor Hutchison

Full Name: Taylor Hutchison
Date of birth: 11/04/1997
Hometown: Raglan
Ethnicity: Pakeha
Height: 6’3
Stance: Natural

How many boards do you own:
5 shortboards with a couple of twinnys
Length range: 5’11 – 6’3
Shaper: Channel Islands Surfboards
Sponsors: Vissla, Backdoor, FCS, Sticky Johnson, Channel Islands

Surfing Since:
About 10 years old
How did you start surfing: Getting pushed in on whitewash down Raglan beach by Dad
Surfing competitively Since: 12 years old
Competition strategy: Go left

New Zealand teams:
ISA World Juniors Oceanside USA 2015, ISA Worlds Open Men Costa Rica 2016, ISA Worlds Open Men France 2017
Career highlight: Winning the 2021 Rip Curl Pro Raglan
Ambitions: To do well domestically and transition that to international contests

Main surf breaks you surf:
Mount Coast and Raglan points
Favourite surf break: Ruapuke
People you surf with the most: Darren Celliers on the daily and Jay Piper-Healion when we’re hunting tubes
Occupation: Surf Hardware and Wetsuit buyer for Backdoor Surf
Other interests: 4 wheel driving

Surfing heroes:
Kelly Slater (G.O.A.T), Ramzi Boukhiam, Griffin Colapinto
Life heroes: My Dad mostly as he’s taught me to work hard and persevere in whatever I’m doing
Favourite food: Nothing beats a steak & cheese pie after a long surf
Favourite moves: Big forehand power hacks on a solid wave
Favourite surf video: Anything featuring Griffin Colapinto, his freesurfing is insane

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