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James Woods is 19 years old and based in Tugun on Australia’s Gold Coast. You’ll find Woodsy every day surfing D’Bah, Snapper or his favorite South Straddie with back-footed panache. James finished 9th last year on the Pro Junior series and is looking to go better this year and qualify for the World Juniors at year end.  With a healthy appetite for big waves, James has put in several seasons on the North Shore and his training and experience is noticeable in the big stuff. So after surfing macking Jaws last year he’s looking forward to more gut-wrenching pits in 2011.

James favourite board is the Silent Savage model. “The Silent Savage model has been going amazing at perfect Kirra earlier in the year and in the fun running waves of Snapper…. good for barrel riding and releases well off the top, holds the rail through carves and produces an amazing amount of speed.” It handles a wide spectrum of waves, conditions and size, hence it’s popularity.


James at Jaws 2009 Photo Kraft

Kirra barrel Photo Shayne Nienaber

Photo Mark Keane


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