Growing up on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, Julian was the youngest sibling in a fanatical surfing family. At an early age he showed incredible natural ability and talent as he took home multiple pro junior titles and the 2006 ISA World Junior Title. With a style and versatility unmatched by other up-and-comers even several years his senior, Julian was pegged as a World Champion level talent even in his early teens. Further growing into his potential as a part of the Quiksilver Young Guns squad, Julian was surrounded by other once-in-a-generation talents like Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds to constantly push the Sunshine Coaster to be his absolute best. Julian has become one of the most electrifying surfers and is always tagged as one of the top contenders at every stop, and more importantly, one of the absolute best to watch - in a jersey or not.