Julian Wilson Wins in Sri Lanka

by Pierre 29. June 2010 11:02


Julian Wilson is the man of the week as the 22 year old took out the 6 Star Sri Lankan Airlines Pro held in perfect 4-6 foot waves at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka.
Wilson entered into the event as a Wild Card, and never looked backed as he dominated every heat to the final, where he then really reveled in the perfect point break surf, taking down hot USA riser, 19 year old Nat Young with a combined heat score of 14.33 to Young’s 8.83!
Julian has become many people’s favourite surfer with his new school innovative approach to surfing, and many hope that this will be the year he qualifies for the World Tour and a shot at a world title!
As for Arugam Bay, well this looks like a classic wave and I am sure they will be getting a lot more touring surfers there after the perfect waves shown at this epic right hand point break during the event!
On the local front I was pleasantly surprised to see the level of our Masters surfers at the South African masters trials in East London. The guys went off at very nice 5 foot Nahoon Reef and the competition was hot.

I saw some 9 point rides going down that were 9 point rides in any contest, the guys where getting shacked and belting the heck out of the waves! Well done to all the guys who made the team, you guys ripped and it was a pleasure surfing classic Nahoon Reef with you guys all day on Friday before the event, that was sick!
Well the Mr Price Pro Ballito is here, the guys are all back in town and ready to go! I’ve got butterflies! I spoke to Jordy Smith as he arrived back in South Africa, he is super excited to be home and cant wait to compete in home waters in front of his home crowd!
Remember the press conference and registration for the Mr Price Pro Ballito will be held on Sunday July 4 at La Montagne, starting at 2pm. The press conference will include Jordy Smith, Taylor Knox, Travis Logie, Ricky Bassnett and myself.
Then that evening will see the Zigzag South African Surfing awards where South Africa’s best surfers will be recognised for their achievements, remember to come dressed as 80’s!
See you at the Mr Price Pro Ballito,
Greg Emslie


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