FCS is pleased to announce the re-signing of Julian Wilson and Gabriel Medina to their global surf team. Following a remarkable 12 months of success highlighted by multiple victories, both surfers were keen to maintain their commitment to the Genuine FCS products that have assisted in maximising their surfing performance.
2010 saw the release of Julian’s signature fin the FCS JW-1, a fin that’s become highly popular among professional and recreational surfers around the world. In the latter half of 2011 Jules hit his straps in the competitive arena securing a string of final berths and a top ten finish on the ASP ratings.
Under the new agreement Julian will ride the FCS systems and fins, including the Genuine X-2 and Fusion plugs, exclusively for the next three years. After penning the agreement Jules commented on his confidence in the partnership and the products.
“The way I see it, FCS is unchallenged for the best system and fins available, so I couldn’t be happier to continue the great relationship while working closely on developing my fins even further”.
Medina was another standout on the ASP World Tour during 2011. After joining the tour at the mid year rotation Gabriel went on to win two events confirming he’ll be a legitimate title contender in years to come. Regarded is a very versatile fin for wide range of conditions, its no surprise Gabriel’s fin of choice continues to be the FCS PC-5.
Gabriel’s ongoing agreement covers multiple product categories including FCS board bags, leashes, luggage and accessories. The deal also includes Gorilla tractions pads, with a new signature Medina pad set to feature in the 2013 range.
FCS Brand Ambassador Richie Lovett commented after both surfers had put pen to paper. “FCS is really happy to continue our relationship with these two amazing surfers. These guys represent the future of our sport and together they’ll no doubt win multiple World Titles. To perform at their best these guys need the best equipment and we’re more than happy to supply it”.
Jules and Gabriel maintain their position on the global surf team alongside Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Matty Wilkinson, CJ and Damien Hobgood, Jeremy Flores, Adriano De Souza, Jadson Andre plus host of other world-class surfers.