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Ethan Ewing And Jack Robinson Waxed & Papped For GQ Australia

World #2 wears Prada.

elsewhere // Jun 11, 2024
Words by Jack O'Neill Paterson
Reading Time: 2 minutes

For too long, the winds and storms of the world have suppressed the dreams of professional surfing. But the clouds are parting, the blood clots dissolving, the pain finally subsiding.  

Sequential events held in excellent conditions, imminent Olympic drama, women transcending the prejudices that once bound their athletic potential. Surfing, by all metrics that matter, is so very hot right now.

And, in what’s to be considered the height of notoriety and stardom, Jack Robinson and Ethan Ewing will cover the June/July 2024 issue of GQ Australia. Their names can now be uttered under the same breath as David Beckham, Ryan Gosling, and Leo DiCaprio, who are all former cover-boys of the coveted magazine. 

The full write up, written by Charlie Calver, is a well-informed and entertaining read. A few memorable excerpts: 

“They want casual surfers and non-surfers to watch the championship tour in the same way people follow Formula One… The WSL hopes he (newly appointed CEO Ryan Crosby) can make the tour more engaging, more digital and a stronger brand. Ironically, it could be a completely different sporting body (the Olympics) that puts surfing in front of a new group of fans.”

“Underneath the bleached-blond bowl cut and big smile, Robinson was dealing with the pressure from his talent, from his sponsors and from his father Trev, also his coach, who told The Australian in 2010 that he was ‘hand-rearing a racehorse’.”

“This is the promise of Teahupo’o. It can give you the ride of your life or it can break you apart on its reef.”

Well worth your time, if only to dribble over the exquisite forms of Robbo and Ethan posing bareback in designer clothes. 

For a glimpse into the minds behind the models, click here for Stab’s interview with Ethan Ewing, and here for our chat with Jack Robbo. 


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