Julian Wilson is a star. Growing up in Australia, Julian was the youngest sibling in a fanatical surfing family. At a young age Julian showed incredible natural ability and talent as he took home multiple pro junior titles and the 2006 ISA World Junior Title.
In 2010, Julian took a one year hiatus from competitive surfing to film his own signature film, “Scratching the Surface” which was received with critical acclaim and boosted Julian’s profile worldwide. Upon completion of the film, Julian returned to competitive surfing and within the year he was qualified for the WSL Championship Tour
. Julian burst onto the scene and claimed Rookie of the Year donors in 2011. Since being on tour, Julian has become one of the most electrifying surfers and is always tagged as one of the top contenders at every tour stop.
In 2015 Julian became even more well known worldwide for heroically paddling straight toward fellow competitor and close friend, Mick Fanning, when he was wrestling with a 12 foot great white shark during the final round of a competition at Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa. Julian humbly received the honour of a Spirit of Sport award at the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Awards 2015 as well as being recognised with Outstanding Bravery at the Pride of Australia Awards 2015.
When not surfing, Julian spends his spare time catching up with friends, playing golf, and traveling with his fiancée, model Ashley Osborne. He is also an avid supporter and ambassador of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.