JAY / QU INN
Growing up the younger brother of Maz Quinn proved no barrier for Jay and he began carving his own career early on, eventually becoming one of his elder brother’s toughest rivals. Alongside Ricardo, Jay is our only surfer to win all divisions at the National Championships winning the U14, U16 and U18 multiple times from 96-99. Along with winning the NZ National Open Title 3X in 08, 11and 13. In 2001 in his second year in the NZ Grommet Team Jay became our first ever World Champion winning the Quiksilver World Grommet Titles U18 Division and also winning The World Team title with the NZ Team. As a teen Jay moved to Sydney and later the Gold Coast where he based himself supported by his sponsor at the time. Jay had a remarkable Pro-Junior with several impressive results before launching into the WQS Series. On the WQS Jay had some incredible results with 2nd placings in three WQS Events the 2010 Zarautz Pro in Spain, the 2011 WQS 6000 O’Neill Coldwater Classic in Scotland and the Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro 6000 2011. However, his best result on tour was at the Billabong Azores Islands Pro 2011 Prime 10,000 where Jay finished 3rd. Jay’s highest career ranking was in 2011 where he was ranked 41st. In 2008 Jay also won the National Longboard Title and has represented NZ at several ISA World Titles. Jay still competes from time to time and recently won the Welsh National Title.
ABOVE: Jay representing himself and The Warriors in Hawaii 2004. Photo: Cory