JULIAN WILSON WINS NIKE 2012
Knocking off Brazil’s Miguel Pupo in the final at Huntington Beach Pier and taking home the winners cheque of $100,000 in some what ordinary conditions.
Julian’s semi-final against Gabriel Medina was highlighted by his revert back into the pier pylons, that seemed to get every one’s attention, and then capped it off with a big air in the closing minutes, all but ending Medina’s efforts.
Julian said after the event, “ I felt like I was peaking at the right time. My start to the year was shaky from my ankle injury, but I feel on top of it now. My “Lost” board performed for me when I needed it, (thanks Matt Biolas.)”. Julian continues “I put a lot of trust in that board, and it worked”
Lakey Peterson Wins Womens Nike 2012
Carissa Moore had every thing piling up in her favour but Lakey Peterson had other ideas. Lakey said “It’s been a crazy ride and I’m so stoked to win this event right now in front of my supportive family and a crowd like this is so special.