At only 18, Jack Freestone, a young Australian surfer from the Gold Coast, became the first Australian surfer in 10 years to win the ASP World Junior Title.
Jack was born in Tweed Heads, NSW, on the third of April 1992, although he currently lives in Currumbin, in Queensland. He has an amazing history of achievements: 1st in West Oz Chill Pro Junior, 1st in Oakley World Juniors and 2nd in Oakley Pro Junior 2010. One of his biggest achievements, however, was winning the ASP World Junior Title, of which he is still the reigning champion. “I feel like I am in a really good spot, I would have been happy with the quarters in Bali, but I got the win,” said the 18-year-old Jack.
From a very young age, Jack knew that he wanted to make a living out of sport. When he was around ten, he decided that sport would be surfing. Jack signed on with Billabong, a local success story, in 2010. He trains on the beaches of Snapper Rocks, which is also where his favourite wave was. Like lots of young people, his heroes are his mum and his dad.