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…