SurfingNews

The Young Ones: Josef Jungwirth

By April 26, 2017 No Comments

Pictured above is 13-year-old Josef Jungwirth, with his Raglan Point Boardriders U14 and U18 Club Champ trophies.

How did you first get into surfing, Josef?

My dad pushed me off on his old long board when we lived at the Mount when I was about 6 years old. It was heaps of fun because the whole whanau got involved.

What do you love about it?

I love being in the ocean. I really like pushing it to the limit and trying new tricks. I love surfing with my mates and family and staying active.

Tell us about your comp experiences in 2016:

It’s awesome meeting up with all my mates from around the country at the comps. The U14 age group is really talented and competitive and we push each other hard.

How did you go in terms of results?

I made six out of nine finals, nationally. I haven’t won one yet – that’s definitely the goal for 2017.

This year I won the U14 and U18 Point Boardriders Club Champs, which was really tough being up against Jayden Willoughby, Kora Cooper, Navryn Meddings-Malone, Caleb Cutmore and other local shredders.

Top three spots to surf in New Zealand?

Whangamata Bar, Stock Route in Gissy and, of course, Manu Bay.

What is happening for you in 2017? Where are you going to school?

I’m going to be in year 9 at Raglan Area School. I hope to get a lot more water time and it will be cool not to travel so much. Oh, and heaps of learning, too.

Do you see yourself in the RAS Surf Academy?

Hopefully – that’s the goal. I want to really push my surfing to the limit. The academy has a really cool vibe and Larry Fisher and Dean Hishon are awesome.

Any words of advice for kids who are wanting to learn to surf?

Keep at it, don’t give up and have heaps of fun!

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Explore Raglan

Check out these links from our sponsors for some of the best accommodation and activity deals

Learn to surf

Get a surf lesson at the beach with the experts at Raglan Surf School!

Take a sunset cruise

Cruise aboard the Wahinemoe at sunset and explore the Raglan harbour

Backpacker Experience

Book your stay with the Karioi Lodge Backpacker crew for everything Raglan on a budget

Leave a Reply

X