Julian Wilson is no rookie. But when it comes to Vans Triple Crown contests on the North Shore (Hawaii), the Oakley Team ripper as fresh as they get. Nonetheless, Julian smashed his way to a solid third-place finish at the Reef Hawaiian Pro – Haleiwa this past weekend, making a strong showing at his first-ever 6-star Prime rated final. The podium catapults Julian to front-runner status for the JN Automotive Rookie of the Vans Triple Crown award: recognition for the top newcomer to the series.
Jadson Andre is a flat out ripper. The Brazilian Oakley Team charger absolutely turned heads at this year’s U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach this past Summer – and he’s not about to let up on his way to the limelight on the Dream Tour. Case in point: Jadson was nominated for Surfer Poll’s 2010 Video Awards “Breakthrough Performer” recognition. Amongst some of the best rising names in the sport, he definitely struts his stuff in the nominee footage.