MAZ / QUINN
Gisborne’s Maz Quinn blew in to the NZ surfing scene as an early teen touted with the potential to go all the way. In 1992, he won the NZ U16 title and immediately set his sights on the Australian contest scene, which as Ratso proved many years earlier was the way to match it with the best. In 1994 Maz finished 2nd in the Quiksilver World Grommet titles in Bali. In 1996 he won the Australasian Pro -junior Championship and then finished 2nd to Taj Burrows in the World Pro Junior Championships, that same year Maz returned home to take the National Open Title his first of 4 Open NZ Titles. In 1999 Maz became the first NZ’er to win a WQS and in 2001 he finished 7th on the WQS circuit and qualified for the WCT the first Kiwi to ever do so and at the same time becoming a household name and one of the highest paid NZ Sportspeople. In his first event of the World Tour the Quiksilver Pro Maz set a rookie record for highest place in first event with a 5th. Maz has won the NZ National Circuit over 10 times and the National Championships 4 x.