Josh Hay

Josh Hay
Sponsors: O’Neill, Creatures of Leisure, Otis Eyewear, Sex Wax
& Vertra Elemental Protection & CHP/Howie Surfboards.

Favorite Surfer/s: Jordy Smith, Kelly Slater 

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My dad got me into to surfing when I was 10 years old. He bought me my first board and even though he didn't surf he'd always come to the beach to support and watch. The guys that influenced me the most when I was younger and still today are Ace Buchan, and Matt Wilkinson. They surf differently but its cool because I can take the best bits from both and try incorporating that into my surfing.
My best result so far would probably be getting 3rd in the National Grom Search Final on the Gold Coast. Last year I also won the Western Australia Grom Search and I also got 4th in the Rusty Gromfest. 

Copa Point (Copacabana) is definitely my favorite wave. It's a mental left that barrels when is bigger but also allows you to do big turns. Around the corner at Avoca is also really good and always has a solid group of surfers out there to push me.
I think the next few years are very important with the development of my surfing. I really want to finish my HSC but at the same time compete on the Australian Junior Series and do really well. I have 4 years left as a junior and after watching the World Junior event at Narrabeen this year I really want to represent Australia and win a World Title. If all goes to plan I will qualify through the WQS after the juniors and have a career on the World Tour.