Full Name: Jonas Tawharu
Nickname: Yon Yon
Date of birth: 28/02/99
Hometown: Mount Maunganui
Ethnicity: Swedish/NZ Maori
Board length range: 5’6 – 5’8
Sponsors: Rusty, Freestyle, Creatures
Surfing since: 11 years old
How did you start surfing: Crossroads!
Surfing competitively since: 14 years old
Career highlight: Making the top 30 U18’s in the world for the Quiksilver King of the Groms video comp in 2015.
Ambitions: Get myself to a real high level
Main surf breaks you surf: Crossroads, Mount Main, Island
Favourite surf break: Island, Indies
Other interests: Music mostly
Surfing heroes: Ricardo and Billy are legends, Chippa Wilson is a mad dog
Life heroes: Sufjan Stevens kills the game
Favourite food: I eat a lot of veggies and veggie based stuff like tofu and falafel with pasta or rice.