Julian Wilson : photo courtesy FCS
The FCS JW-1 signature fin scheduled to hit shelves early in 2011
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 20 December, 2010 : - - The ASP recently confirmed FCS Team rider, and one of the most exciting surfers in the world, Julian Wilson has qualified for the 2011 World Tour. In what was been an eventful year including the release of his signature movie and a win in the Sri Lankan WQS, Julian went into the Hawaiian season needing two huge results to have any chance of qualifying for the 2011 tour.
Surfing with maturity in his first competitive Hawaiian season, Julian progressed to the final of the Haleiwa and Sunset qualifying events to accumulate enough points to secure his position on tour, and the Triple Crown Rookie of the Year. Julian will now take on the worlds best surfers and challenge for next years world title riding his signature FCS fin.
Im so excited to have qualified. I had such a busy year with finishing and releasing my movie, along with suffering an injury, that I didnt get to focus on competing as early as I wanted, said a relieved Julian after returning home from Hawaii. I had some good results during the later part of the year and then I was a long shot going into Hawaii. Making back-to-back finals in Hawaii was a huge achievement for me, and the reward is a start on tour next year.
The development of Julians fin started early in 2010. During filming for Scratching the Surface Julian surfed a variety of different conditions around the world which provided the perfect platform to fine tune his signature template.
Im really excited about the upcoming release of my signature FCS JW-1 fin. Ive spent most of this year refining the fin to get it perfect. Its a medium size performance fin with a slightly smaller centre fin. Its really fast and responsive, and it gives me the performance I need for my style of surfing
The FCS JW-1 is scheduled to hit shelves early in 2011.
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