Jaggar Phillips is only 10 years old, but he drives surfing – and fast.
The talented grommet from Maroubra in eastern Sydney is the envy of his schoolmates after securing sponsorship with the iconic Australian surfing brand Billabong.
He’s just as gifted away from the beach, be it carving on bowls on a skateboard or in jiu-jitsu classes.
The Maroubra Jaggar Phillips guide was excited after she recently secured a sponsorship with Australian surf brand Billabong
The 10-year-old first started surfing at the age of two with his dad Matt – and is already well known in elite surf circles
Jagger is also a very talented skater and regularly rides many boards in the eastern suburbs of Sydney
Jaggar, who started surfing at the age of two with his father Matt, caught the attention of Billabong employees after the recent completion of September’s Surf 30 Days Challenge, which raised money for remote surfing communities overseas.
Leading the event with SurfAid, Billabong was impressed by the dynamic goofy-footer who himself raised over $ 2,000 for charity.
After being exposed on social media, the pint-sized youth was in cloud nine when he was added to the Billabong surfing stable, which includes, among others, number two in the world: Italo Ferreira, Joel Parkinson and Laura Enever big wave shredder.
“It was a great feeling, I was very happy,” said Jaggar Daily Mail Australia as he pondered his big sponsorship news.
“I love surfing because I can do it and play with my friends.”
Life in confinement has been going on in recent months as well – time out of class gives Jaggar more time to perfect his surfing skills.
“I think studying at home is great, and between Zoom chats, I can meet my friends while surfing,” he added.
Jaggar doesn’t have to look far for advice – Bra Boy and the famous surfer Koby Abberton are a family friend.
NSW surfing identity Ethan Smith was not surprised to hear that Billabong backed Jagger to become a future star in the ocean.
“We’ve been aware of his performance for a while, and his appetite for sports is amazing,” Daily Mail Australia said.
“He loves water, and since his father is the local lifeguard in Maroubra, surfing is in his blood.
“Jagger is a real talent and I have no doubt that he will like the fact that Billabong has identified him as a rising star … it is up to him how far he goes in the sport.”
The talented young man (pictured right) also makes promises in Jiu Jitsu and as a skater in East Sydney near Maroubra
Jagger’s passion and natural abilities in the ocean lead many to believe he has a great future as a surfer, potentially on the professional track
Many respected surf judges believe that the 10-year-old has a promising future in sports, that’s his appetite for the sport