Wilkinson, Matt

Free-spirited professional surfer and hedonist from Copacabana, NSW, Australia; world-ranked #18 in 2011. Wilkinson was born (1988) and raised in Sydney and taught by his dad to surf at age 8. He collected an ISA World Junior Surfing championship in the under-16 division in 2004, then a few years later blitzed the pro tour qualifying series to earn a slot on the 2010 World Championship Tour.

After a lackluster rookie season, his sophomore year on tour was a year-long coming out party. Wilkin...