Surf Articles by Date

June 2011

  • Breakthrough: Surf Team Charger Julian Wilson Claims Quiksilver Pro Portugal

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    To think that they were going to leave him out of the Tour. It seems like a distant memory now. Oakley’s star Surf Team Ripper Julian Wilson finally claimed a resounding victory at the ASP Prime Quiksilver Pro Portugal event this past weekend after a tough start to the 2011 World Tour, topping young Brazilian Gabriel Medina with a 19.37 score after a spirited final. “I am so happy,” Julian said, rocking his Oakley gear on the podium. “To put in the hard yards for this one has been unreal. I have had a mediocre start to my year and I have been working so hard to make some heats. I came off four weeks in Brazil without a strong result and I went home to reassess and do a bit of training and got really motivated. I flew over here by myself with just the goal of winning and stayed focused so it worked out.” His performance in the final was nearly flawless. Our talented Aussie racked up two excellent scores in the opening minutes to direct all the pressure on his rival. With a barrage of...

  • Innovation: Oakley Team Ripper Adam Melling Breaks Down Technologically Advanced Blade Boardshorts

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    We said it before. We’ll say it again. There’s simply nothing like it in the water. Oakley’s super high-tech Blade Boardshort is changing the face of surf apparel technology for surfers all around the World. And no one knows this better than O’s own Team rippers. Enter Adam Melling. A solid force to be reckoned with on the ASP World Tour, the 2011 O’neill Cold Water Classic (New Zealand) Champion recently took the Blade for a spin. Sufficed to say, he’s reaping the rewards of rocking the most advanced gear on the Planet.

  • Fred Rubble? O Surf Team Ripper Conner Coffin Teams with Channel Islands to Drop New Board

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    You remember Fred Rubble. The dude had volume up front. And so does the new Channel Islands Board – designed with Oakley’s young team ripper Conner Coffin in mind. With more volume near the nose – which allows surfers to surf harder with their front foot – Conner’s new board is out and ready for purchase. And it has plenty more well thought out features to offer than just more foam. Peep the below video on its release:

  • The Future is Now: Oakley Pro Junior Storms Across the Globe, Showcases Surf Stars of Tomorrow

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    Posted almost 3 years ago by Andrew De Lara

    The future of surfing is in good hands. And Oakley is making sure of it. 2011’s Oakley Pro Junior campaign is in full swing. And from what’s already gone down thus far, it’s safe to say that this year is on track to be all-time. Each region’s most talented and dazzling young surfers have been throwing down as a preview of what’s to come in the sport. And we’re not even close to being done. With the North Stradbroke Island (Australia), Lowers (California) and Brazil stops in the books – and the coming events in Spain, Japan and France on the horizon, some of the best undiscovered rippers on the Planet are sure to surface onto center stage. All united by the love of the sport and pure stoke on Oakley.