About Jack Freestone
Despite being born on the Gold Coast, Jack Freestone almost chose another sport. His father Scott played professionally in the National Rugby League, the premier competition in one of Australia’s three major football codes. Whilst good at all sports, Jack excelled at “footy” and made the Australian schoolboys team, and was offered scholarships to train and play in Europe. However, after one particular wave at Kirra, Jack became totally hooked on surfing and football took a back seat. He quickly made his mark on the competitive Coolangatta scene and won two World Junior titles, matching Joel Parkinson who was his hero growing up. A slow climb through the rankings led to qualification on the CT in 2016. Here he joined his partner Alana Blanchard on tour and the pair would later have their first child together. In 2019 they launched a YouTube series that almost broke the internet. Freestone’s extraordinary talent, both above and below the lip, probably hasn’t netted the results it deserved and it wasn’t till 2019 that he made the cut through his CT form. Splitting his time between Kauai and the Gold Coast he might be one of the great late bloomers in surfing. If everything keeps clicking a top ten place and first career CT win should await.
Men's CT 2021#28
Avg. heat score10.50
Season 3, Episode 1
Go behind the scenes with Jack Freestone as he starts his road to the Rip Curl WSL Finals.
Jack Freestone recently said he's a World Title threat this year, and then backed that up with one of the waves of the day at Backdoor.
Looking back at the biggest stories from the surf world over the past week, with Italo Ferreira, Caroline Marks, Mason Ho, and more.
Kanoa chases a result at Pipeline in "All In", Mitch Crews helps keep the vibes right, catching up with Jack Freestone, and more.
Nat Young, Ian Gouveia, Ethan Ewing, Nat Young, and Jack Freestone take the highest wave scores of the day.
The Australian earns a 15.93 (7.43 + 8.50), the highest heat total of the day at the Corona Open J-Bay.
Before CT hopefuls can book their tickets for 2022 they need to shine at a notoriously tricky North Shore venue.
WSL Leaderboard frontrunners Gabriel Medina and Carissa Moore set the pace at Strickland Bay, but there are more high-powered heats on tap.
With more east in the swell, Narrabeen came alive as World Title contenders made their presence felt with some nail-biting heat wins.
The Gold Coast switched on just after the Australian leg was switched off, but an all-star cast still made the most of the swell.
CT stars and locals enjoy epic conditions on the Gold Coast -- check out the rundown.
Day 3 saw Round 3 get underway with top-seeded surfers
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2010 Men's QS
Age31 Apr 3, 1992
Height6 ft, 1 in 185 cm
Weight189 lbs 86 kg
HometownTweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia