Aboriginal Surfer Gets WCT Wildcard

by The Editors on February 26, 2007

RichardsDale Richards, 18, of Tweed Heads, Australia earned a wildcard spot at the Quiksilver Pro on the Gold Coast when he won the Quik Pro Trials and became the first full-blooded Aboriginie surfer to compete in a WCT event. But it won’t be any walk in the park:

Richards, who two years ago said his goal was to become the first indigenous world surfing champion, gets the chance to compete in a round-one heat against three-time world champion Andy Irons and South African Greg Emslie this week.

There’s really no one better to lose to, you know, if you’re going get shut out.
[Link: The Australian and News.com.au]

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