Julian Wilson turns up the heat in the Breaka Pro competition based at Burleigh Heads in Queensland. Only his second year on the ASP pro list – he’s a young gun surrounded by surfing fanatics – and if you’ve ever heard of the Sushi Roll it’s because of him.
The following came from the ESPN story:
Wilson was low key about his win. “It felt really good to make the final because I’d kinda been scraping through heats all week with second places and some tough heats,” said Wilson. “It’s part of the reason I entered the event to get competition practice and I certainly got it. I had to really work hard to make it through heats and I thought it was going to be all Mick when he opened up with an eight, but then it turned on for all of us toward the end. I peaked in the final and my strategies worked so I’m happy.”
The waves looked perfect for the competition – sitting at 4ft+ throughout. He pipped the likes of Fanning, Durbidge and Kerr to the post to take a fistful of the $95,000 prize fund.
You can get the low down from the Burleigh Pro homepage here. Or watch the highlights: