Friday, January 15, 2016 11:59:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Mikey Wright and Wade Carroll just dropped their latest masterpiece, aptly named 'RAGE', and it's easily up there with the finest clips we've seen from the entire Hawaiian season. Read More
Thursday, January 21, 2016 12:00:33 PM America/Los_Angeles
In the last few years Dusty has endured one of the toughest injury counts of any surfer - devastating ankle damage, blown knees (MCL and ACL) and only just at the end of 2015, a tweaked back. Thankfully, after well practised routines of rehab, CrossFit, extra training and a whole lot of surfing, he's back performing at his highest level. And after watching this clip, you'll agree that it's absolutely mind blowing. Read More
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:03:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Our super grom Caleb has just turned 15! He's easily one of the best young surfers in the country and an absolute legend to boot. We can't wait to see what 2016's got in store for you mate! Photos by Spence Hornby. Read More
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:07:15 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last weekend was the official opening of our new JS Garage in the heart of Byron Bay, and thanks to the party also doubling as a sign-on night for the Byron Bay Boardriders Club, everyone from the groms to local legends like Danny Wills came along for a taco, a good chat and a chance to win the grand raffle prize of a brand new JS! Read More
Monday, February 15, 2016 12:18:29 PM America/Los_Angeles
The build up to the Quicksilver & Roxy Pros is even more stacked this year, with a whole new leg of QS contests in between Burleigh and Manly's Australian Open keeping some of the Traktor Team busy road tripping up and down the East Coast. Read More
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 12:16:16 PM America/Los_Angeles
Parko back on the podium! Photo Ryan Miller
Trestles is always won on the back of fluidity and big combos, and Joel's shown he's got both in spades all week on the way to the final! After blitzing the early rounds, he kept running with his favourite Monsta 6 in a solid variety of conditions - from small and onshore to clean, lined-up Lowers walls. Now sitting at 6th on the CT ladder, Parko's earned a couple of weeks break at home before heading to Europe, and with spring in full effect on the Gold Coast, he'll probably be trying a few new X Series and Summer Series sleds before tackling Hossegor's (hopefully) world-class beachies. Board breakdown, below (he's 6'0" / 83kg):
MONSTA 6 - 6'0" x 18 7/8" x 2 3/8" x 28.1L Read More
Monday, February 29, 2016 12:24:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
It's official - Sally Fitzgibbons is the new Queen of Newcastle! Picking up right where she left off at the end of last year, Sal's solid rail game plus a few new tricks she's added to the repertoire allowed her to dominate heats in all types of conditions - from small, messy days early in the week to solid right-handers in the finals. Read More
Monday, March 14, 2016 1:19:48 PM America/Los_Angeles
Ryan Callinan's way up there on the list of everyone's favourite goofies. He's fast and progressive, unpredictable yet hard-hitting, and has a ridiculous completion rate, which makes a perfect fit for the CT in 2016. Read More
Monday, March 14, 2016 1:24:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
After getting his first ever CT wildcard for the 2016 Quiksilver Pro, Mikey Wright justified the decision straight off the bat by taking out the reigning World Champ in round one with a last minute flurry of solid hacks. Read More
Thursday, March 24, 2016 1:16:05 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of the world’s most electric young freesurfers, Mikey Wright, has joined the likes of Joel Parkinson, Julian Wilson and older brother Owen Wright by signing exclusively with JS Industries surfboards.
Originally from Culburra on the NSW South Coast, Mikey has spent the last several years mixing part time competition with trips focussed on getting the biggest and best waves possible. From Tahiti to Hawaii and Micronesia, including a range of waves all over Australia, he’s ridden boards from Jason Stevenson in every condition imaginable before finally deciding to lock-in full time.
“The best part about my boards from JS is that I can rely on them for everything. Last year I went straight from a huge Hawaii season to P-Pass, chasing a swell, and I had so many good boards that made me more confident in heavy waves. In the main session when it was solid, I was lucky to not fall once, so thankfully I didn’t even break any!
Mikey standing tall during the swell of the season at P-Pass, Micronesia. Photo - Andrew Shield.
“After that I went back home, and with all the waves around there we’ve just been dialing in my boards non-stop. I’ve got a few that I can use in the smaller surf we usually get in contests, but they still have that spark you need to feel like you’re surfing your best.”
After receiving the wildcard into the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, 2016’s season opener, Mikey managed to take out the reigning WSL World Champion, Adriano de Souza in his first ever CT heat. Showing that he’s got all of the skills and finely tuned technique of a top level pro, but with his own signature edge, Mikey’s start to the year confirmed what a lot of people had already suspected – one of Australia’s best up-and-coming natural talents is ready to blow minds in 2016.
“He’s the kind of surfer you’re just always excited to watch. From contests to clips, he’s fast, raw and unpredictable,” says JS. “Working with Mikey is always great because he’s already one of the most well rounded guys in the world – from huge airs in head high beachbreaks to mind-blowing tubes at 10 foot P-Pass, he can do it all.”
So, where to next for Mikey? “This year I’m mainly chasing contests and doing a few trips on the side, trying to get into the best waves possible, and really working hard on qualifying for the CT. Just about every one of my new boards has been put away for a contest, so that shows how consistently good they’ve been! I can’t wait to see where we take it to from here.”