Rippable novelty spots, proper Pipeline, and everything in between at the sandbars, Rocky Point and Off The Wall – Jules’ Hawaiian quiver here saw it all. Photo Jimmy Lees
From a wild and inconsistent North Shore season to summer in Newcastle, Julian’s had boards dialled for just about every type of wave you could imagine over the last month. Staying sharp in between swells before Pipe? Air 17X. Mixed bag of ramps, walls and tubes at Rocky Point? Air 17. Backdoor warm-ups? Forget Me Not.
Having won at Teahupo’o earlier in the year on a new Forget Me Not prototype, we’ve worked closely with Jules and the rest of the Traktor Team to further refine the FMN into an even better board – whether it’s perfect Hawaiian tubes or just a well-shaped beachbreak close to home. We’re so happy with the feedback after over a year of R&D (including Pipe), that the FMN2 is now just around the corner.
Back in Aus, the east coast hasn’t seen anything close to consistent surf since before Christmas. This lack of waves combined with the longest break of the year from CT competition has prompted Jules to dabble in more extreme grovelers than he’d normally have to, like the HYFI Psycho Nitro.
Of course, consistent world-class performances on the Dream Tour usually mean simple board choices around contests, with Jules’ go-to being a 6’0” Air 17. But now? There’s nothing like a reset over summer with a 5’5” under your feet that just wants to go as fast as possible. Full quiver details, below:
HYFI PSYCHO NITRO
5’5” x 19 ¾” x 2 ½” x 29.3L
HYFI AIR 17X
5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 27.7L
AIR 17 X
5’10” x 19” x 2 3/8” x 27.9L
6’0” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8” x 28L
6’0” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8” x 28L
6’1” x 18 ¾” x 2 3/8” x 28.3
FORGET ME NOT & FMN 2
6'0 1/2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.6L
6'2" x 18 3/4" x 2 7/16" x 28.8L
A welcome return to the classics between hi-fi antics - Jules and a bottom turn for the books, somewhere on the North Shore. Photo Ryan Miller
When there's sections getting thrown at you non-stop, it pays to have a board that helps you get creative. Jules' version of that? Over rotating on another huge alley-oop. Photo Ryan Miller
Looks like summer! Having split his off-season time between Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast, Jules' small wave sleds were always going to be a put to good use. Air 17X and Psycho Nitro in HYFI, with bright new sprays by our in-house artist Adrian Turner.
With an average Hawaiian winter rolling straight into Aussie summer, his Air 17X is easily the board Jules has ridden most outside of competition over the last month. Photo Ryan Miller
JW, looking as well rounded as ever with some smooth rail work between punts. Photo Ryan Miller
Good chance we'll see plenty of this from Jules over the holidays! Photo Ryan Miller