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JANIK RABER

BIRTHDAY:
13. OCTOBER 1996
PROFESSION:
STUDENT, ENGLISH TEACHER
LIVING IN:
TAIWAN
OTHER SPONSORS:

WHERE IS HOME FOR YOU?

Tough question! I was born and raised in Germany, studied in Austria but now I live in Taiwan and have gotten pretty comfortable with the people, language and waves over here.

HOW DID YOU START SURFING AND WHERE?

I really started surfing more regularly after a backpacking trip in south-east Asia.

WHAT’S YOUR ALL-TIME FAVORITE WAVE/SPOT?

Anywhere with good friends and not too many people around is a good mix.

Taiwan is a great place, there are a lot of different types of waves along the coast. There are so many fun spots, I can’t wait to bring my friends when they come visit.

WHAT’S SOMETHING ABOUT SURFING YOU WISH YOU KNEW 10 YEARS AGO?

How much fun it is! All the surf trips, the people you meet and the places you see.

WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE SURFING DESTINATION YOU STILL NEED TO VISIT?

Oh, there’s so many! A very good friend of mine has been in Mexico for a while, so I want to go visit. Also, I’ve never been to Australia and would love to go explore Indo a bit more.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR DOWNTIME IN BETWEEN SURFING?

There are always waterfalls and hot springs you can go to, when the surf is flat.

Also, there are some sick skateparks over here and recently I’ve been trying to get more into fishing.

WHAT OTHER BOARDSPORTS DO YOU DO?

Snowboarding, Skating

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FAST FOOD?

Burritos and shaved ice

WHAT’S YOUR UNIQUE SKILL?

Always find a reason to paddle out!

BEST EXCUSE TO SKIP A WORKOUT?

Surf is firing!

QUIVER CHOICE

RIDES:

I surfed a Playground in 5.10 for a long time. Super sick board for all conditions, that despite the volume, still creates a lot of speed and feels good when doing turns.

MEASUREMENTS:
Janik is 180 cm tall and weighs 71 kg
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