About Julian Wilson
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 to represent team Australia, known as the Irukandjis.
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 several 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 World No. 9 finish 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 new baby by his side, Wilson battled his way into a World Title race in 2018, finishing No. 2 on the Jeep Leaderboard recording his best result. 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 qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
Men's CT 2021#20
Avg. heat score10.52
|Withdrawn: November 18, 2020|
|Billabong Pipe Masters presented by Hydro Flask||17th||1,330||Jack Robinson|
|Rip Curl Newcastle Cup presented by Corona||9th||3,320||Adriano de Souza|
|Rip Curl Narrabeen Classic presented by Corona||17th||1,330||Morgan Cibilic|
|Boost Mobile Margaret River Pro presented by Corona||9th||3,320||Jordy Smith|
|Rip Curl Rottnest Search presented by Corona||5th||4,745||Morgan Cibilic|
|Jeep Surf Ranch Pro presented by Adobe (WDN)||-||265||-|
Featuring Gabriel Medina, Lakey Peterson, Filipe Toledo, Yago Dora, Carissa Moore, Johanne Defay, and Julian Wilson.
The explosive, dynamic former Championship Tour superstar Julian Wilson joins the podcast to check in after his year away from the tour. He
Struggling through much of the 2021 Championship Tour season, Julian Wilson has clicked into gear and ls looking dangerous.
The Australian opens up on the Strickland Bay left dropping an 8.33 with a spectacular display of backhand surfing at the Rip Curl Rottnest
Jack Robinson draws an interference and is eliminated by fellow Australian Julian Wilson in a heat that delivered fireworks.
A new standard of rail surfing set at Margaret River, Russell Bierke's epic Jaws barrel, 50 years of Earth Day and Julian Wilson's new edit.
A slight uptick in swell provided moments of high-caliber surfing from the Challenger Series' contingent looking to crack a big result.
From Slater to Steph, former WSL Champions had a field day in pristine Snapper Rocks among emerging stars making their mark.
Surfing's first-ever Gold Medalists have been crowned, but now it's time to get set for the next Championship Tour event.
Several top seeds were eliminated on Day Two of surfing at the Tokyo Games, with the Finals Day draw now locked in.
More than a century after Duke Kahanamoku first championed Olympic surfing, the sport has made its debut at the Games in Tokyo.
The Pipe Master and aerial pioneer has decided to hang up the jersey to spend more time with his family and chase waves around Australia.
|Year||Rank||Points||Events||Heats||Max heat score||Best result|
First season2007 Men's CT
Age34 Nov 8, 1988
Height6 ft, 1 in 183 cm
Weight180 lbs 82 kg
HometownCoolum Beach, Queensland, Australia