About Jack Robinson
When Jack Robinson claimed a win at the 2019 Vans World Cup of Surfing and qualified for the 2020 CT he was just 22. His youth has sometimes been overlooked, understandably given that he had been in the surfing spotlight for almost a decade already. Back in 2011, Robinson emerged as the best 12-year-old surfer on the planet. The clips then showed a tiny grom with a shock of bowl-cut blond hair not only navigating some of Western Australia's heaviest tubes but surfing them with a relaxed poise and calm assurance. That assurance has only grown in the intervening years.
His performances at Pipeline, Teahupo’o, North Point, and Gnaraloo, to name a few of the world's heaviest slabs, have seen him gain a reputation as a once-in-a-generation talent in waves of consequence. Fellow CT surfer Leonardo Fioravanti put it best in 2018 when he said, "Jack Robinson is the best tube rider in the world.” However, many were uncertain whether Robinson could translate those skills to the small wave competitive arena. 2019 was Robinson's fourth year on the QS and apart from a win at the Heroes de Mayo Iquique Pro in Chile, all his best competitive results had come in Hawaii.
Yet with solid results in Manly and Newcastle, he came to Hawaii in 2019 in a good spot. The dominant win at Sunset was enough to grab his CT spot and ensure that one of the sport’s most electric surfers was finally going to compete at the very highest level.
His rookie year was then postponed by 12 months due to the pandemic. He initially struggled to adapt to the rigors of the CT, showing flashes of brilliance but failing to land any big results. It wasn't until the last event of the 2021 season in Mexico where he packaged all his free surfing brilliance and new competitive mindset to win his first CT event and secure his spot for 2022.
Men's CT 2021#12
Avg. heat score12.23
Avg. wave score3.33
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First season2011 Men's JUN
Height5 ft, 11 in 180 cm
Weight178 lbs 81 kg
HometownMargaret River, Australia