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Over the Moon: Young Surf Ripper Matt Banting Claims Pro Junior and 6-Star Victory at Inaugural Australian Open of Surfing
Matt Banting is over the moon. He said it himself. Oakley’s young surf team standout dazzled the massive crowds on his home turf at the first-ever Inaugural Australian Open of Surfing at Manly Beach late February, claiming victory in the Pro Junior Division over Tim Macdonald, then emerging triumphant in the 6-Star Contest just a day later.
The Oakley surf team came out of the gates hot during the openings days of the Quiksilver/Roxy Pro – the first of 11 stops on the 2012 ASP World Championship Tour.
It’s hard to imagine that just a short time ago, in 2010, that a young Julian Wilson was wondering if he’d make the cut for the WCT. Those days are long gone. As one of the most consistent performers on the 2011 Tour, which included dazzling performances at the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and the Hurley Pro at Lowers (Trestles in Southern California) Julian placed his budding star power into the spotlight.