Only last week we dubbed Craig Anderson’s new edit the best of 2017 so far and, as is often the way with big calls like that, it already looks like it’s been surpassed.
Despite never quite achieving the rank many reckon he deserves, there’s a whole load of people who think Julian Wilson is the best surfer in the world, and after watching his brand new edit it’s not difficult to see why.
Filmed over the course of an admittedly frustrating year on tour, Julian leaves little doubt it was not his overall form last year that was letting him down, but just his inability to put together the heats he needed when the contest vest was pulled on.
The clip, which also features cameos from Craig Anderson and Lee Wilson, takes in a full 12 month span, according to Wilson. ‘The oldest footage is from this time last year.’ he elaborates in an interview with long time sponsor RedBull ‘I didn’t really have a plan back then so I held on to the clips, then had four days in Bali early in the year with my wife Ashley and got some more good stuff, and the idea to pull it all together started to hatch.’
‘I had another trip to Bali with Jimmy Lees, Lee Wilson and some other friends, and from there we figured we already had a bit of footage, maybe we should aim to do something a little bit longer. I had an opportunity to go to Fiji between Portugal and Hawaii to chase a swell for a few days, and that came together really well, too.’
Cover Photo Matt O’Brien // Red Bull