Full Name: Elin Tawharu
Nickname: Elos, E Dizzle
Date of birth: 31/12/2000
Hometown: Mount Maunganui
Ethnicity: NZ-Maori, Swedish.
Board length range: 5’5″ – 5’7″
Shaper: Pete Anderson
Sponsors: Billabong, Creatures, Freestyle Watches
Surfing since: 10 years old
How did you start surfing: On Dads big fish at Cross Roads
Surfing competitively since: 11 years old
Competition strategy: Give it heaps or go home haha
Career highlight: Winning U16 and U18 Nationals 2016
Ambitions: Keep improving my surfing, do the best I can, have fun.
Main surf breaks you surf: Cross Roads, Island, Omanu
Favourite surf break: Island, Whanga Bar, Indies
Other interests: Sports, hanging with friends, photos, music.
Surfing heroes: Carissa Moore, Steph Gilmore, Julian Wilson
Life heroes: Kim K
Favourite food: Pizza. falafel and hummus raps
Favourite moves: Something powerful but with a nice style