Recently Julian Wilson and Hurley ran the Julian Wilson Serious Fun event for 2020. This event symbolises Julian’s childhood & pathway to being a professional athlete; growing up with FUN as the most important requirement. 2020 saw this event in its third consecutive year. It took place where it all started for Julian, Coolum Beach, QLD. We saw 150 local kids sign up for the all fun activations that were set up in Tickle Park and 12 surfers (11 Australia and 1 International Wildcard) all aged 16 yrs and under battle it out in the Serious Fun Invitational. All 12 surfers were hand chosen by Julian himself.
The activations kicked off at 8am, where the local kids were into everything straight from the get go. The activations included; Oakley chill our area, Hurley Printing Press, Hurley Board art, Ruby Blue Hair Salon – Braids, hairspray and glitter for all, Hydroflask hydration tent, Amazon Power Acai, Catch Surfboards – Try Julian’s model of softboard, FCS – Fins and accessories , JS Surfboards – Try one of Julian’s preferred board of choice when he is competing, Sun Bum suncreen tent, Coolum Boardriders Tent, 9 hole mini golf course and a Shave Ice truck.
The Julian Wilson Serious Fun Invitational kicked off at 8am. This event is an invitee only event, where Julian personally chooses 11 Australia and 1 international surfer, that are 16 yrs or younger to compete in a WCT like event. Every surfer gets their own surfer locker with their name on it, product from the events sponsors and their personal beach marshal who puts their correct colour rashie in their locker before their heat. All heats were 30 minutes and Round 2 and the Quarters had the overlapping format, just like the World Tour.
Our very own Jarvis Earle took the win with amazing surfing throughout the day.
Then Winter Vincent took out the Oakley Expression Session. They both took home some crazy prizes which included; $'s, JS surfboards, Catch Surfboards, DJI Mini drone, Oakley product, a wildcard into the WQS 3,000 at Avoca and a one of a kind Serious Fun trophy.