Ethan “Doddo” Dodson

Ethan “Doddo” Dodson


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


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.





Semi-Finals Sydney Regionals (under 16s)



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



Quarter Finals NSW state Championships (U14)

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