• Oakley Pro Bali Crowns Joel Parkinson Event Champion

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    Posted 10 months ago by Elishia Matta

    Surfing has been deeply entrenched in Oakley’s heritage since the mid 1980’s and this month in Bali we solidified a new legacy with the inaugural Oakley Pro Bali – the second Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Championship Tour (WCT) event to take place in Indonesia in tour history.

  • Stay Calm and Breathe On: Oakley Surfers Go Through Breathing Survival Course

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    Posted about 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    Nearly every surfer has experienced the sensation: pinned to the ocean bottom, trying to swim for the surface, desperate for a few quick gasps of air to avoid what might happen if they don’t. Water swirling; surroundings dark; up is down, down becomes up. It’s a scary moment and therefore, a tough time to stay composed – even the pros say so. According to Kirk Krack, who teaches a surf survival course around breath holding, composure is key.

  • "Oakley Dispatch" Surf Webisode Series Heads to South Africa

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    Posted over 1 year ago by Chasen Marshall

    In the sixth episode of the Oakley Dispatch webisode series, Adam Melling, Tom Whitaker, Sebastian Zietz and friends travel to the beautiful beachbreaks of Ballito, in Duban, South Africa for the first part of Oakley Dispatch South Africa. The boys make the most of Ballito beach-front living, scoring fun waves right in front of the unit – busting airs and tucking into a few barrels. When the surf’s flat, the crew head down the road to score some non-stop barrels and get a bit goofy at the Gateway Wave House.

Tom Whitaker

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Smile, it ain't that bad!

Date of Birth:
October 4, 1979
Hometown:
Sydney, Australia
Sponsors:
Oakley, Rod Dahlberg Surfboards, Modum
Hobbies:
A very weird eye

Career Highlights

    • 2012: 7th, Reef Hawaiian Pro – Haleiwa, HI (Prime)
    • 2012: 5th, Telstra Drug Aware Pro – Margaret River (Prime)
    • 2010: 5th, Reef Hawaiian Pro – Haleiwa, HI (Prime)
    • 2009: 9th, Billabong Pipeline Masters (WCT)
    • 2009: 5th, Billabong Pro Teahupoo (WCT)
    • 2008: 1st, Drug Aware Pro – Margaret River (6*)
    • 2003: Qualifies for the ASP World Tour