Southender Snapshot: Monty Tait

Monty Tait

In this Southender Snapshot we focus in on the affable Monty Tait who since beginning his comp surfing career with Southend in 2007 has racked up a slew of trophies, awards, prizes and titles including being crowned under 18’s champion at the 2013 Surfing NSW State Titles in front of a home crowd at Maroubra Beach; check out his waves in the final below..

Name: Montgomery ‘Monty’ Tait
Date of Birth: 13/01/97
Grew up at: Maroubra
Started surfing at age: 8
Joined Southend in: 2007
Stance: Natural footer

October 2013: At the moment…
Board dimensions: 6’0 x 18 3/8 x 2 3/16
My sponsors or supporters are: Warner Surfboards, Mum & Dad (update Dec 2013: Vissla
My goal is: Become World Champion
My favourite surf spot is: Maroubra
My favourite move is: Barrel or Hack
My favourite Surfer is: Mick Fanning, John John Florence, Andy Irons

My Best comp results are:

  • 2013 Australian Open Titles 2nd.
  • 2013 U18 NSW State Titles champion.
  • 2013 U16 RipCurl Gromsearch Cronulla champion.
  • 2013 U16 Occy Grom Comp 3rd.
  • 2013 U18 Sydney Southside Junior Title champion.
  • 2012 Southend Boardriders A-grade champion

I’m listening to: Rise Against, Black Sabbath, Kings of Leon, Biffy Clyro and Grinspoon
I’m loving: Life
I’m hating: nothing

See more of Monty ripping at:

…and why not jump on board as one of Monty’s sponsors while you’re at it…