In 2010, during a one-year hiatus from competition, Aussie heart-throb Julian Wilson broke his foot while making his signature film “Scratching the Surface”, but he came back strongly. With an event win in Sri Lanka, and a excellent end-of-season showing in Hawaii, including two finals and the Triple Crown Rookie Of The Year award, he collected enough points to join the ASP World Tour for the first time in 2011.
In his rookie season he finished an impressive ninth overall, and he repeated the feat in 2012, picking up his first world title event victory, the Rip Curl Pro in Portugal. He also won the Nike US Open of Surfing. In 2013, he's continued in the same vein, with a win at the Mr Price Pro in Ballito, and a second place at the Hurley Pro at Trestles.
Born on the Sunshine Coast on 8th November 1988, Julian, the youngest member of a fanatical surfing family, has been surfing for as long as he can remember. A prodigious junior talent, he took home national titles in both long and shortboard divisions before diving right into the shortboard scene in his mid teens. Multiple pro junior titles and the 2006 ISA World Junior title soon followed.
Julian has some spectacular manoeuvres, including his self-invented ‘Sushi Roll’, a mixture between a backside rodeo and a superman. However, over the last couple of years, he has proved himself to be much more than an aerialist or performance-wave specialist, and there’s no reason to believe his forward momentum will cease any time soon.
- Age: 25
- Height: 1.83m
- Weight: 78kg
- Nationality: Australia