Not surprisingly Quiksilver are tickled pink to announce that West Australian super grom, Jack Robinson, has re-signed to their international surf team for a further three years.
Quite simply Jack is one of the very best young surfers on the planet. A home schooled blonde headed Margaret River prodigy, Jack has already made a mark the world over with blistering performances at named spots like Grajagan, the North Shore of Oahu and Snapper Rocks.
The opportunities to surf these spots not lost on young Jack. “I’m really stoked to be with Quiksilver,” says Jack. “I’ve had such a great time travelling to all these amazing places and surfing with all their best surfers. I’m really lucky, I reckon. Now I can do a lot more surfing with the guys I look up to and learn a few things from them while I do it.”
“I don’t think anyone in the world loves to surf more than Jack and we’re over the moon that he’s chosen to surf with us,” says Quiksilver Australia marketing manager and former World Tour surfer, Troy Brooks. “I could sit there for hours and watch him catch waves. For a kid so young he’s got such a mature style, and I can’t wait to see his surfing really blossom as he gets older. But it’s more than just his surfing, he’s a fun, well-grounded country kid who is really enjoying what he’s doing.”
“Jack’s just super stoked on surfing,” says Jack’s manager, Matt Syms from Octagon Sports Management. “He’s grateful for the opportunities he gets, he’s polite, and the little fella is becoming quite worldly for his age. Re-signing with Quiksilver was a natural next step for Jack. Quik’s global infrastructure and support systems are second to none, and the company’s commitment to ensuring they have the best athletes, the best events and the best products in the surf space shows where the brand is heading.”
On the Gold Coast recently Jack won The King of the Groms against the best under-16 surfers from around Australia. The win earning him a ticket to France where he will surf against the world’s best under-16 surfers in the international King of the Groms final at Hossegor later this year.
“Of course, it is very early days in Jack’s career,” says Syms, “but if he stays as interested as he is now, there are no limits for him. I’ve already seen him pull off manoeuvres in contests and freesurfs that a lot of the World Tour competitors can’t do. Jack’s style and attention to detail is so far ahead of his years it’s incredible. His ability to visualise manoeuvres and then go out and perform them with style is a very special gift.”
As for right now, Jack is keeping it simple, busy, “I’m not thinking too much right now about the future and where I’d like to go with my surfing. I just want to catch some waves and have some fun and whatever happens, happens.”