Mark "Occy" Occhilupo, the undisputed King of Australian surfing, joins the JS Industries
First ripping into the world surfing stage back in 1983, as a fresh faced 15 year-old grommet, Occy has since become a household name synonymous with professional surfing.
Boasting an incredible 12 wins on the World Championship Tour, Occy’s career is a testament to his endurance and undisputable talent. No other surfer has survived and thrived at the elite level of surfing as long as Occy.
1999 marked the year Occy made, arguably, the biggest comeback in sporting history claiming his first World Title at the age of 33.
Now at the age of 40, the ‘Raging Bull’, dubbed for his powerful, almost reckless ability to destroy a wave, is putting his name to his own signature series of JS Surfboards.
“I’m stoked to be with JS, he is shaping me some unreal boards at the momentt…” Occy said during a break from competition at the WCT event in California.claimed “I’ve learnt a lot about my boards over the years and what works well for me., Aall this will flow directly onto the Raging Bull Signature Series. “
In signing Occy, JS Industries is now building one of the world’s strongest surf teams ever - . boasting Joel Parkinson, Bruce Irons, Luke Egan, Adrian Buchan and now Mark Occhilupo.
About Occy joining his team, JS Industries Managing Director Jason Stevenson admits “…as a 10 year old kid, I, like a lot of people, saw Occy as my hero. To watch him grow into a surfing icon is amazing. I am stoked to have the opportunity to work with him and to design and develop these his boards, and have him joinas part of the JS Industries team”. Occy’s size and style of board lends itself to such a broad spectrum of the market.
Source: Billabong Europe
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