When Julian Wilson Surfs Steaming Six-Foot Cloudbreak, We Put Down Our Crumpets And Watch
Three minutes of elite waveriding.
It’s easy to forget how good the Top-34 actually is.
And within that Top-34, how good the top-10 is.
But would it surprise you to learn that Julian Wilson is not in the top-10—currently, at least? In the 2019 Championship Tour, the 2018 runner-up finished 11th, behind 47-year-old Kelly Slater, despite his best efforts.
After watching this video of Julian at steaming Cloudbreak, we’re confused how such a clearly elite waverider could exist outside of the world’s top-10 surfers.
Is this fact a testament to today’s level, a smudge on Julian’s competitive savvy, or a condemnation of the Tour itself?
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