You’re 22 years old and you’re travelling the world living like there aint’ no tomorrow. You’re finally where you want to be, and damn, doesn’t it feel good. You’re name is Matt Wilkinson and right now, and for the last 15 years for that matter, you’re the funnest young surfer there is!
Wilko has always appreciated, and held in high regard, the fact that the sole reason we surf, is to have fun. Since about the age of 10 he has been on tour, living out of a massive, house like, ex school bus. Smile on his face, hardly ever straying more than a few kilometres from the beach. Long story short, fast forward to today, and he is still the same person. Always happy, always living life to the fullest. Always making sure that no matter what he is doing at any one time, he’ll do it with a grin on his face. Surfing, winning heats, losing heats, breaking a board, go karting, babe chasing. It’s all fun for him. And he does it all oh so well. Last year he cracked the WQS and this year, he survived the World Tour cut off that left many other tour rookies out the door. And each World Tour event he gets better, learning as he moves higher up the surfing ladder.
Over the next two months we will be putting together a massive AM/PM feature with our good mate Wilko. We’ll try to shake him down for everything he’s got. Every little story in his head. And to give you a little taste of what’s to come, here is what happened after he won one of the biggest World Qualifying Series contests of the year, the 6 Star Cold Water Classic, Santa Cruz.
Wilko and best mate Damien “Dom” Wills headed straight to LA, got a room at the Roosevelt, and let’s just say they went super mad! Here’s Doms recount and a pictorial to go along with it:
Damien Wills 02 November at 07:48 Report
Yeah man sweet as (I’ll tell you what happened). Wilko got a $600 a night room at The Roosevelt for 3 nights. We got loose and that one photo album is just from one night, straight after he won the Coldwater Classic and he passed out that night, I carried him to bed. We would get different groups of chicks to come back every night! The bar fridge got raped, Patron bottles, Champagne, bloody everything. Got in little bit of trouble for not getting him to Puerto Rico in time for his Rip Curl signings and stuff, but he got there just in time for the comp.
Solid bender. Good prepration for Puerto Rico, haha!