Julian Wilson // Noosa // 2:25

Know what’s gross? Julian Wilson finished 14th on the 2015 WCT. It’s gross because watch this. It’s even grosser because without a win at the Pipe Masters, he would have been a lot further back. Julian is easily one of the world’s best surfers — we’d chuck him in the top 5. Still, a string of bad results kept him out of the Top 10 last year. Good thing he ended last year with a little bit of Backdoor triumph* and is heading into the seasoner open on a good note. Let’s not be surprised if he contends for a title this year.

*Yeah I get it, that sounds like a porn.