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June 2011

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


    Posted about 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...