To help with Tao's costs as part of the New Zealand team to compete in the ISA Junior World Surfing Championships in Brazil.
Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
Tao is honoured to be selected to represent the New Zealand Junior Surfing Team in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the ISA Junior Worlds Surfing Championships this November.
For the third consecutive year Tao is ranked as New Zealand’s number one for the under-16 boys [at age 15].
Last year he placed 17th out of 120 of the world's best U16 boys from around the globe at the ISA 2022 Junior World Championships in El Salvador, he was also the highest-placed Kiwi from the NZ team at the El Salvador contest.
Tao takes a professional attitude towards his surfing, trains hard, is self-motivated and driven to achieve excellent results, he is also down-to-earth, humble, and kind. He has spent this year training and competing extremely hard to make the 2023 New Zealand team and to be given the opportunity to test himself against the best Junior surfers in the world again.
This trip is all self-funded by each team athlete - as there is no funding from Surfing NZ or High Performance Sport NZ. With only 7 weeks to go and the competition costing approx. $13,000 we are looking for any support for Tao to represent New Zealand on the world stage.
I am his mother
Any donations will be gratefully received and will all go directly to cover:
Flights, accommodation, transfers, transport, insurance, ISA registration fees, team uniform, team coaching + management and food.
ISA World Juniors have kicked off! 27 November 2023
🇳🇿The NZ team have settled into Rio life over the last 9 days with lots of surf training in very some crazy heat! They had an awesome opening ceremony performing an outstanding haka representing our country proud.
The comp kicked off yesterday with the U16 boys + girls, Tao surfed to a great start coming 1st in his heat for round 1.
Round 2 will be next few days, all the action will be via isasurf.org
We can't thank you all enough for your huge support with Tao and his ISA World Junior campaign.
🇧🇷 Muito Obrigrado !!!!!
🏄♂️🌿 Massive thanks for your donation Baz, really appreciate the support! Tao looks forward to sharing a wave with you when back home 🤙
💙🌿Thank you so much for your incredible support ~
🇳🇿Thanks so much Team Bear, Tao is so grateful for your support 🏄♂️
💙🌿Thanks Aunty! Super appreciated all your love and support always x