It’s true when they say age is just a number, and Quincy Symonds is a living testimony. The 6-year-old athlete mastered surfing almost immediately, with no fear of the ocean at a charmingly young age.
“My name is Quincy Symonds and they call me the flying squirrel.”
Quincy Symonds is not your ordinary 6-year-old girl. She has only been surfing for 18 months and already received numerous sponsors and Instagram fan followers on her journey (@theflyingsquirrel_).
It all started when Quincy’s father Jake Symonds went surfing on their vacation, and she stubbornly stood at the door for 45 minutes to wait for her dad to come home. Once Jake was home, Quincy said she will surf with him the following day, even though she has no clue what surfing meant. Immediately, Quincy showed progress and amazed her parents how quickly she was able to learn.
“She’s probably close to the best 6-year-old surfer in the world right now,” Quincy’s surf coach Anthony Pope said.
Quincy is not just a surfer, but also a skateboarder. When the waves were too dangerous to surf, Quincy wanted to do something similar on the ground: skateboarding. For a small girl, she can skateboard 12-foot vert ramps.
Quincy is a natural at balancing boards and from the looks of it, she is ahead of the game. If she keeps on pursuing her passion for surfing, we may hear the name Quincy Symonds a lot more in the surf world, competing against fellow pro surfers.