Warriors of Winter Winner!

The new Warrior of Winter has been crowned! This season’s champion is local lad and Patagonia ambassador Patch Wilson. Patch’s winning entry was hand-picked by this year’s guest judge and 2012 WSL World Champion Joel Parkinson. Parko picked the winner from 10 final submissions that we sent over to him, all of which were worthy winners, but there can be only one.

Patch grabbed the win with this epic shot of a towering Irish slab, shot by Clem McInerney @clemmcinerney

Patch took home the top prize and is now the proud owner of a beautiful Thomas Bexon Twinzer. He also walks away with a full winter set up courtesy of Rip Curl. The man behind the lens doesn’t leave empty-handed either, Clem also gets a full winter set up from Rip Curl to keep him in the water shooting.

A huge thanks to all the surfers who took part this year and all the photographers who brave the elements to capture these moments. We had some amazing entries across the board, raising the standard even higher. We can’t wait to see what next winter has in store.


Patch Wilson: @patchos_w

Clem Mcinerey Photography: Website

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