The Shorts That Julian Built
By Brooklyn Whelan | 23 February 2012
8:37am and it's already 27 degrees and as muggy as a motherf----r!
Welcome to the Gold Coast.
I was only going to be here for four hours to be take part of the launch of Julian Wilson’s new Nike GS Legacy boardshort, that’s right, the pink ones he rocks for Breast Cancer awareness.
I arrived at the D’Bah Café (aka the Nike pop up shop) by means of Cheryl, an elderly bleached blonde lady who I’m sure, once upon a time graced the streets of the GC putting money into parking meters for tourist with no clue. God bless.
On arrival there were a bunch of media figures gathering ... some I’ve met before and others I was about to. We shook hands, high five’d and ordered breakfast.
After scanning the menu I decided it was going to the Regal Smoked Salmon that will be diving deep into my pleasured stomach on that sunny morning.
I washed down the last hint of my tasty breakfast with a banana smoothie and headed upstairs to join the rest of the media pack for a Q&A with the man himself, Julian Wilson.
The cool cat answered questions from the gallery and spoke about his year ahead on tour and his off-season hangings with Nike at the HQ in Portland, where he trained and also helped out on what we were there for, that’s right, the limited edition Nike GS Legacy boardshort.
A super comfortable tech’d out short that can actually save lives. The boardies were developed by JW himself and the artwork was done by his mum, Nola. Who was also a once a victim of breast cancer. How do they save lives you might be quizzing.. Well, the rad thing about these shorts is that all the proceeds go straight to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
So all in all ... A good dude doing a amazing thing with a great pair of boardies.
After the meet we all said our yews and goodbyes and I boarded the plane back to a relaxing tempered, Sydney. (Not before I guzzled a cold XXXX at the Coolly Hotel of course)
Get yourself a pair of the limited Nike GS Legacy boardshorts at the Nike pop up shop throughout the duration of the Quiksilver Pro, located at the D’Bah café right across the road from the Danger pint lookout.
And help save some boobs!