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O’Neill Signs The “Perfect Child”, Winter Vincent

A 16-year-old standout with sagacity beyond his years.

Words by Ethan Davis

On the Stab Innocents trip in 2019, Winter Vincent was a stand out. 

Not just because his surfing performances were incredible, but because he possessed a level of maturity and respect well beyond his years that led mentor, Craig Anderson to dub him as “the perfect child”.

At just 16, Winter has been an ambassador for a number of philanthropic projects including the Surfrider Foundation, Kids Give, and Waves for Water, helping to raise funds and awareness. Not what you expect from most pro-aspiring snot-nosed groms. 

O’neill has recently expanded its Australian team, acquiring talents like Kalani Ball and Winter in the process. They now join the likes of Jordy Smith, Russell Bierke, and Honolua Blomfield on the international team. 

Rewatch Winter’s elegant approach to wave wreckage here.

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