Published on March 27th, 2013 | by pacificmedia0
Jack Perry gets his day in the spotlight
Jack Perry (One of the men behind accessory brand MODOM) has taken out The Wingman Trials at Bells Beach, over Victoria’s highest rated Pro Junior surfer Harry Mann in near-perfect two-foot waves at Rincon.
Perry, of Jan Juc earnt himself a wildcard into the main event, the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford at Bells Beach, and will now face Joel Parkinson and Brett Simpson in the first round.
Ex-world tour surfer Troy Brooks of Torquay and Cahill Bell-Warren from Bells Beach, couldn’t post the scores they needed in their respective semi-finals, in the small and at times inconsistent waves.
Mann had the lead in the final, but Perry took it back with an 8.5 at the half-way mark, to combine with his 7.0 for a total of 15.4, to Mann’s 10.9 (5.5 and 5.4).
After coming runner-up in the Trials in previous years, Perry said he was ecstatic to get a long-awaited wildcard.
“I was not expecting this at all, it’s come as a massive surprise. I’ve come second to my best mates numerous amounts of times, and been envious of them in the main event. Now I’ll be able to tick this off the bucket list.”
It is officially a lay-day at the Rip Curl Pro presented by Ford at Bells Beach today.
With building swell forecast for this afternoon, event organisers will reconvene for an event call at 7:30am tomorrow morning.
The first surfers in the water for Round 1 tomorrow, if conditions are right, will be Australian Laura Enever up against Courtney Conlogue and Silvana Lima. And for the men’s first up will be Australian Matt Wilkinson versus Gabriel Medina and Raoni Monteiro both of Brazil.