Ethan “Doddo” Dodson

Ethan “Doddo” Dodson

STATS:

Hometown: The birthplace of surfing in Australia (Freshwater), NSW, Australia
 
Stance: Natural

Sponsors: Gul Watersports, Lost Surfboards Australia
 
Shaper: Matt Biolis, Lost Surfboards
 
Local break: Freshwater, NSW, Australia
 
Favourite break: Snapper Rocks, Queensland, Australia
 
Favourite surfers: Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Julian Wilson
 
Other Activities: Water Polo, Basketball, Swimming, Athletics, Free G (Gymnastics), Rugby, Touch Rugby, AFL, Snow Boarding
 
Music you listen to before events: XXXtenacion, Drake, Lil Pep, Travis Scott, Jaden Smith, Famous Dex, Juice World, Kanye West
 
Favourite board: 5’7” 23 Litre Lost Pocket Rocket
 
Favourite suit:  Red “Spiderman” GUL Viper 3/2
 
Why do you wear Gul Suits: I wear Gul Suits because:
 
- they are amazing quality
- they are a really solid, good looking brand.
- they are from Cornwall
- I can also wear their jackets in the snow, and they don’t break the family bank account like other brands
 

BIO:

Even though I live in Australia I was made in Plymouth, Devon (Eew) where my Dad is from and where my Grandmother still lives. I have been surfing since I was 4 when my parents would chuck me on their longboard. Although I still do many other sports including school level Snowboarding, Basketball and Waterpolo and state level Free Running (“Free G”), Swimming and Athletics, Surfing is the one I laugh and cry over! I am blessed with some amazing support: I am very proud to be the first surfer in Australia to be supported by GUL Watersports and I am lucky enough to be mentored by Barton Lynch (1988 World champion) and Wendy Botha (1989, 1991, 1992 World champion). My goal is to travel on the WQS once I leave school, and see where I can get to.

 

COMP RESULTS:

 

2018

Semi-Finals Sydney Regionals (under 16s)

 

2017

Most Promising Unsponsored Surfboard Surfer Award (all ages), Barton Lynch’s Blast off (The biggest grom comp in Australia)

 

2016

Quarter Finals NSW state Championships (U14)

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