In a weeks’ time 16 year old Harry Timson from a small country village called Great Bowden, in the Midlands, will tackle the infamous “Pipeline” in Hawaii. So how did “Hazza” become one of Europe’s most promising young surfers growing up as far away from the coastline as you can get in the UK?
Well you have to step back and look at his Dad’s natural competitive nature. Vince Timson won multiple British and European Power Boat Championships, so it runs in the family!
After a few family holidays to Cornwall, Harry was hooked on surfing form the age of 4. Grabbing a board anytime he could. In the end the Timons decided to up sticks and move south to Newquay. In the short time Harry has been surfing he now holds an incredible 4 British Surf Titles and is the current under 18 British Champion (although he is still only 16).
Not content on being a big fish in a small pond, Harry has spent the best part of the last two years training with the Volcom team in South West France and Australia.
He has competed for his country at the last three World Junior Championships and ranked 22nd in the World Championships in the under 16s. He was the best British performer at the last World Juniors in Peru. But Hazza is taking a year off the World Champs to focus on the under 21’s World Pro Junior events.
And so, the calling not many surfers will ever get. A chance to surf Pipeline in Hawaii with only two other guys in the water. Starting on the 1st March 2012 Harry will be in Hawaii to compete with the world’s best under 21’s, in the world’s most famous dangerous wave.
Harry Timson (16) is sponsored by Volcom, Errant Surf Holidays, Oakley, Reef, Surf Tech, The Extreme Academy and Snugg