BE­HIND THE COVER

New Zealand Surfing - - Behind The Cover -

Com­pe­ti­tion breeds in­no­va­tion, de­ter­mi­na­tion, com­mit­ment and suc­cess. Sur­rounded by oth­ers pushing them­selves to new lim­its, raises your own level of ex­pectancy. For Taranaki grom Daniel Farr, he has al­ways flown un­der the radar some­what, but in his own search to be­come a bet­ter surfer/ath­lete/per­son he has worked damn hard, com­mit­ted to the chase and has taken his fair share of sac­ri­fices on the chin, miss­ing out on lux­u­ries of life that other kids his age are en­gaged in, just so he can one day have a crack at his ul­ti­mate dream. For much of 2017 Daniel has given the WSL WQS Tour a de­cent nudge and you can read all about his ex­pe­ri­ence on tour along with a cou­ple of other surfers on PG18. While out there com­pet­ing against the best in the world in for­eign sur­round­ings and away from the com­forts of home, be­ing around the top in the game au­to­mat­i­cally forced Daniel to lift his own game! Step up or go home were the choices. Daniel chose to put in the hard yards and step up and when he re­turned home just re­cently those who wit­nessed his surf­ing, were sim­ply blown away by the vast im­prove­ment in his surf­ing over the last six months. The speed, the pre­ci­sion and the con­fi­dence was epic to wit­ness. Aside from his prow­ess in the wa­ter Daniel has grown into a great young man, and this was ev­i­dent that in a small win­dow be­tween events Daniel man­aged to find time to help out his lo­cal Taranaki Scholas­tic Team at the Na­tional Scholas­tic Champs, with coach­ing ad­vice and men­tor­ing, a team he only grad­u­ated from last year. So it’s clear with skills such as this dis­played here on the cover Daniel Farr will no longer be un­der the radar but fly­ing straight through it ev­ery­time he hits the wa­ter. We wish you all the best young man. Photo: Cory

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