Julian Wilson has been one of the most highly regarded talents on the Championship Tour ever since his 2011 arrival and will now take this phenomenal ability to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games after provisionally qualifying to represent team Australia.
The Australian heartthrob gained fame years before joining the elite competitive ranks. He was a high-flying star in Quiksilver’s acclaimed video, 'Young Guns III'. The release highlighted his electric blend of aerial maneuvers and razor-sharp moves, earning him global recognition and a number of industry accolades, including Surfer Mag’s Breakthrough Performer award.
During his freshman season on tour he nabbed a third at Trestles and made the Finals in France, and his No. 9 rank easily earned him the 'Rookie of the Year' honor. After that, a future World Title seemed inevitable for the confident kid from the Sunshine Coast, but for reasons pundits are still finding hard to pin down, Wilson has languished in the back half of the Top 10 for the bulk of his career. Nevertheless, he has five Championship Tour victories to his name, including a Pipe Masters victory over Gabriel Medina in 2014 (when he also won the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing) and two big wins on the Gold Coast and in France in 2018.
With these victories and his wife and baby by his side, Wilson battled his way into a World Title race in 2018, finishing No. 2 on the Jeep leaderboard (his best result ever). Wilson’s 2019 season was a disappointment however and he fell down the rankings. Eventually it took a good result at Pipeline to secure both a top 10 result on the Jeep Leaderboard and his provisional qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Men's CT 2019#11
Avg. heat score11.13
|Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast||17th||1,330||Reef Heazlewood|
|Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach||17th||1,330||Kelly Slater|
|Corona Bali Protected||9th||3,320||Michael Rodrigues|
|Margaret River Pro||3rd||6,085||Kolohe Andino|
|Oi Rio Pro||5th||4,745||Frederico Morais|
|Corona Open J-Bay||17th||1,330||Ezekiel Lau|
|Tahiti Pro Teahupo'o||9th||3,320||Jordy Smith|
|Freshwater Pro||5th||4,745||Gabriel Medina|
|Quiksilver Pro France||9th||3,320||Jack Freestone|
|MEO Rip Curl Pro Portugal||17th||1,330||Soli Bailey|
|Billabong Pipe Masters||9th||3,320||Yago Dora|
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2007 Men's CT
Age31 Nov 8, 1988
Height6 ft, 1 in 183 cm
Weight180 lbs 82 kg
HometownCoolum Beach, Queensland, Australia