Julian Wilson (surfer)

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Julian Wilson
Personal information
Born (1988-11-08) November 8, 1988 (age 29)
Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia
Residence Coolum Beach, Queensland
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Surfing career
Best year 2017 - Ranked #3 on the World Surf League Championship Tour
Career earnings $1million
Sponsors Hurley Clothing, Nike Footwear, Red Bull Energy, Oakley Eyewear, FCS traction and fins, Sunbum Sunsecreen, Catch Surf and JS Industries surfboards [1][2]
Major achievements 3 ASP World Tour stage wins (2012 Rip Curl Pro Portugal; 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters)
Triple Crown champion (2014); Billabong Pro Tahiti (2017).
Surfing specifications
Stance Natural (Regular)
Shaper(s) JS industries
Quiver 6'0 x 18 1/2” x 2 ¼”
Favorite waves coolum beach,huntington pier
Favorite maneuvers Barrels, air reverse, sushi roll
Website JulianWilson.com

Julian Wilson (born November 8, 1988) is an Australian professional surfer who competes on the World Surf League Men's World Tour.

Personal life[edit]

Wilson was born and raised in Coolum Beach, Queensland. He is an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.[3] Wilson's mother is a breast cancer survivor,[4] and he was inspired to ride a pink board by close family friend and international cricketer Matt Hayden, who plays with a pink bat for the same cause.

Wilson was in the water during the final of the J-Bay Open 2015 in South Africa when three-time world champion Mick Fanning was attacked by a great white shark. He paddled towards Fanning to assist, was praised for his action and subsequently hailed as a hero.[5] The event was cancelled.[6] Both surfers escaped unharmed and were given a shared victory. Following the ordeal, Wilson gave a tear-filled interview, and when asked "You guys are locked in a title battle right now, and to put things into perspective does that mean anything to you at this point in time?" he replied "No, not at all, I'm just happy he's alive."[7]

Surfing career[edit]

2011 Accomplishments:

2012 Accomplishments:

  • Won first ASP World Tour event – Rip Curl Pro Portugal (Peniche, Portugal)
  • Ranked #9 on the 2012 ASP World Tour rankings[9]

2013 Accomplishments:

  • Won first ASP Prime event title – Mr Price Pro Ballito (Ballito, South Africa)

2014 Accomplishments:

  • Won second ASP World Tour event – Billabong Pipe Masters (Hawaii, United States)

Won 2014 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing

2015 Accomplishments:

  • Co-Won (with Mick Fanning) Third Asp World Tour event – J-Bay Open

Career victories[edit]

ASP World Tour Wins
Year Event Venue Country
2012 Rip Curl Pro Portugal Supertubos beach, Peniche  Portugal
2014 Billabong Pipeline Masters Sunset Beach, Oahu  Hawaii
2017 Billabong Pro Teahupoo Teahupo'o, Tahiti  French Polynesia


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