Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Tiger Woods was golfing and making Tonight Show appearances at the age of two, but I'd rather Tenzin be doing this...

Australia's pint-sized wave king

April 05, 2007 12:00am

HE might be just two years old, but Jaylan Amor is making giant waves in the world of surfing.

The toddler is believed to be the youngest boarder on the Gold Coast and is already winning sponsorship deals with surf businesses.

He first stepped on a board at Currumbin beach six months ago and now brings the beach to a standstill each time he catches a wave.

"No one here has ever seen anyone this young surf before – he's just incredible," dad Peter said.
Jaylan's surfing skill came as no surprise though, as his four-year-old sister Shayla learned to surf a year ago.

"They both took to swimming like ducks to water and love the beach. Their mum and I were keen surfers when we were younger, so I guess our kids have got it in their blood," Mr Amor said.

Is this Australia's youngest surfer? ... Two-year-old Jaylan Amor is a surf sensation on the Gold Coast, bringing the beach to a standstill each time he catches a wave and already securing sponsorship deals.
Jaylan sits on his board while his dad paddles out to the open water. The toddler then hops up and rides waves back to the beach, sometimes cruising along for more than 50m.

"When he falls in he just dog-paddles back to the board and waits for me to get him," Mr Amor said.

But Jaylan is under no pressure to become the next Kelly Slater.

"We'll just let nature take its course. He's a pretty good soccer player so he might become the next Harry Kewell instead," his father said.

"The most important thing is that he enjoys surfing. You only have to watch him smiling to see that he loves being on the water."

1 comment:

13 Months Old Swimmer Rosanna Ogden said...


Just seen your website about Jaylan Amor, very intresting.
Here i have a daughter who started to swim at age of 13, unaided.
Rosanna Ogden ,she started to swim when she was 10 weeks old and she started to swim anaided when she was 13 months, she's been in some news papers and ASA's website. she is now 19 months. Rosanna had/have a tumour in her heart which was/is quite rare.

here is Rosanna's website:

You might be intrest to write about her in your website.

Sanam Ogden