MAZ / QUINN

New Zealand Surfing - - Introducing -

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.

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