New Zealand Surfing - - Introducing -

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

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