Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:09:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Next stop, Tokyo. We’ve got five incredible ambassadors for surfing and their respective nations set to compete in Japan as our sport makes its debut on the world stage.
JS made sure the Traktor Team’s quivers would have them ready for anything. From new model prototypes and a mind blowing construction that’ll provide an edge in even the smallest, weakest conditions, to their favourite high performance shortboards. And with a typhoon in the forecast likely to provide at least one day of quality surf, we’ll probably see just about every single board come into play. Board breakdowns, below:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:48:08 AM America/Los_Angeles
To celebrate the launch of our brand new Monsta Box 2020, we're giving away two of Julian's boards to a couple of lucky TBRC members. One in Australia, and one in the USA pictured (HYFI AIR 17 X). The winners will be drawn by Julian on May 1, 2020 from our Traktor Board Riders Club. And to be in the running, you just need to have done three things over the next 30 days:
1. Buy any board online at JS.com in either AUS or USA. We've got a near perfect condition, genuine ex JW board ready for winners in both regions. With free shipping plus a free grip (USA) / tee (AUS) and cap on offer at the moment for all new online board orders, there's never been a better time. Use code TBRCFREE. See all surfboards.
2. Subscribe to become a member of TBRC, so if you haven't already, please sign up here.
Friday, February 1, 2019 4:02:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Coming into the showdown at Pipe, with the most challenging road in our sport standing between him and even a shot at the World Title, you’d think Julian Wilson would be feeling the pressure. From a surfing mad nation, as its best shot at the crown. From family, friends and fans, willing J-Dub on to the win. From himself, as Julian’s ultimate career goal looms large, almost within reach.
What we saw however, and what Julian’s best mate and filmer Jimmy Lees has captured here, wasn’t quite the pressure cooker you’d imagine. It was just Australia’s best surfer, almost the world’s best, going about his daily routine. Taking care of his young family first and foremost, hanging with friends, surfing and training at every chance he’d get.
Among these were several historic performances on the North Shore, from some of the thickest Backdoor waves ridden during the biggest comp day run in years, to a huge victory against Kelly Slater at Pipeline to make the final.
We’re honoured to have been along for the ride as Julian closed out his best year yet on the WSL Dream Tour. 2019, here we come.
Sunday, September 9, 2018 5:56:19 PM America/Los_Angeles
A week ago, Julian Wilson had never been to the Surf Ranch in Lemoore. With plenty of motivation from a completely new CT format, world title points on the line, and a high performance playground unlike anywhere else, he packed his boardbag full of regular shorties and a few spicy options in our new tech, and left early enough to try anything he wanted in the wavepool before the rest of the circus got to town.
Right from Julian's first warm-up, his favourite board was a HYFI Air 17. The construction's extra speed and pop matches the wave perfectly, plus, JW was always going to be looking at the ramps more than any other section.
After a full day of testing, Jules understandably wanted to try a few more HYFIs, so we asked our USA sales manager Dayton to bring in some stock boards and see which one felt best: