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Part­ing Ways!

Maz Quinn who you would have seen grac­ing the cover of this mag many times since his first cover on is­sue 21 has re­cently parted ways with his long time spon­sor of 22 years Quik­sil­ver. Maz was picked up as a young 15 year old grommy by the NZ pi­o­neer of Quik­sil­ver Ran­noch Good­win, who on his first look at Maz's surf­ing knew he had the X-fac­tor and se­cured his sig­na­ture. Over the next 20 plus year Maz was in­stru­men­tal in grow­ing the brand, not only here but in­ter­na­tion­ally as he be­came a house­hold name be­com­ing the first kiwi surfer to qual­ify for the World Tour. "Af­ter 22 years Quik­sil­ver has de­cided to fin­ish our re­la­tion­ship, while I'm dis­ap­pointed and to be hon­est a lit­tle dis­il­lu­sioned. In say­ing this though I want to thank Quik­sil­ver for sup­port­ing me since I was 15. They have helped a kids dream be­come a re­al­ity, which was to be­come a pro­fes­sional surfer. A dream I had when I was 12 years old. With­out their back­ing I wouldn't have achieved ev­ery­thing I have to this date. So thank you Quik­sil­ver for the op­por­tu­nity it's been a great ride with too many peo­ple to thank, but a big thanks to Ran­noch Good­win for see­ing po­ten­tial in a quiet 15 year old and giv­ing me a chance. As they say, as a chap­ter closes another one opens." - Maz Quinn.

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