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Full Name: Jonas Tawharu

Nickname: Yon Yon

Date of birth: 28/02/99

Hometown: Mount Maunganui

Ethnicity: Swedish/NZ Maori

Height: 5’7″

Stance: Goofy

Board length range: 5’6 – 5’8

Shaper: Rusty(Aus)

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.
Favourite moves: Anything with a bit of speed is cool.

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