"Noa is a good person. A person who can change people’s perceptions about surfing for the better just by being himself, saying what he thinks, surfing how he feels. He’s the antidote to surfing with a plan, a torch to the spreadsheets that turn riding oceans into a pile of stinking numbers. He’s got the DNA of every surfing miscreant and rabble-rouser and hot-blooded purist in his veins, and the delightful ignorance of youth on his side." from volcom.com.au
Noa's favourite board:
"Perhaps the most consistent out of everyone, he turns full-rotation ‘oops into combos out at North Point and flicks stylish nose-pick finners sans reverse"
Quote from Surfing Magazines Factory Trip
Hobbies: training, footy, art, skating, girls... Lots of girls... Lots
Favorite Trophy: ISA world title and my king of the groms crown
Matt's favourite board:
This has never been more the case than with Queensland surfer Tahlija Regard. Her sentences are finished with “mate”, she puts surfing and fishing on level pegging, strums a mean riff on an axe, she shows a genuine interest in the person she’s talking to and when it comes to competing she’s got an inner-mongrel that will rip you limb from limb if you sneak up the inside or get cheeky.
Tahlija’s life philosophy is one that’s both equally beautiful and simple and all it involves is waves and wet-lines.
“As long as I’m surfing and fishing I’m happy.”
Tahlija's favourite board:
Georgia competes on the WQS and is knocking on the door of qualifying for the WSL.
In between her competition schedule she scours the globe for perfect waves with some of the best photographers and filmmakers shooting for magazines and video parts.
Along with her goals in the surfing world, Georgia is always looking for the opportunity to link her love for surfing with her passion for health, conscious living and giving back to the community.
She practises yoga and pilates, is a soon to be qualified holistic nutritionist and a keen supporter of a number of groups who aid underprivileged children throughout the world with funding, art projects, yoga and surfing.
Georgia's favourite board: