Recent Surf News
Surf City rocked and rolled this past weekend…Aussie style. With its typically massive crowd of fans lining the shoreline in sunny Southern California, the US Open of Surfing saw Oakley’s Julian Wilson claim an emphatic victory to close out a week-long war in the water at Huntington Beach Pier. Dispatching rival after rival with some of the highest scores throughout, the Australian ripper dazzled tens of thousands of spectators – eventually taking out Brazilian Miguel Pupo to claim his title in grand fashion.
Surf City’s sets may have been at two-to-four feet. But Connor Coffin was positively massive at the US Open of Surfing Pro Junior. With a dominating performance throughout the contest – racking up a 17.10 out of 20 heat total to claim the biggest victory of his career at the ASP 4-Star event. “I can’t even put this in to words,” Connor said, rocking his Oakley eyewear. “I’m just so happy. I used to struggle out here and I’ve been working hard on that and I’m just glad that Final went my way.” But the path to victory was no walk in the park, of course. O’s young ripper clipped Kanoa Igarashi, Cooper Chapman and Filipe Toledo of Brazil to plow through to the Final.
J-Bay: Brazilian Surf Star Andriano De Souza Steals South African Thunder With Billabong Pro Victory
South Africans have been faring well at their ‘home break’ the past couple years at Billabong Pro J-Bay. But this year, a full on International free-for-all unfolded. It was Oakley’s Brazilian Bomber, Adriano Souza, however – who’d top the talent stacked field with an impressive 16.00 Final Heat score over Frenchman Joan Duru. Riding a set right over the rocks – snapping one of his fins out – our ASP World No. 4 pocketed US $25,000 for his triumph over a list of riders through the final four rounds that represented Brazil, Australia, Spain, Hawaii, California, France, South Africa and Portugal.