Matt Banting Named Quik Pro Wildcard

The 16-year-old Aussie Junior to Face Slater in Round One

Quiksilver has just announced that Port Macquarie’s Matt Banting has been given the wildcard for the Quik Pro Gold Coast, where he will be going head-to-head against Kelly Slater in Round One. Banting is the 2010 Quiksilver King of the Groms Champ, the five-time Rusty Gromfest Champ, and the 2010 Under-16 ISA World Champion, but this will be his first event matched up against top-seed World Tour surfers. Here’s what he had to say about it…