Quivers: Wilko’s Whips

Matt Wilkinson Quiver

Matt "Wilko" Wilkinson and friends. Photo: Checkwood

Quivers: Matt Wilkinson
Age: 23
Height: 5’11”
Weight: 180 lbs.

*boards listed left to right

5’10” x 18 7/8” x 2 5/16”
I ride this beauty in anything from one to five feet. It’s my old faithful. I’ve ridden this board in a ton of comps and still love it. The graphic is from my blog, Out 2 Brunch. It’s this little dog I’ve been drawing since I was a grom.

5’ 11” x 18 1/2” x 2 5/16”
This board is in the testing stage, so I’m still just trying it out and haven’t really ridden it much yet. I wrote “Rob Dawwge” on it as a tribute to my mate Robbo. It’s his nickname, so I drew a robber dog alongside to illustrate the idea.

5’ 10” x 18 3/4” 2 5/16”
This is my shortboard for bigger waves. I went with a bit different and new outline to provide more performance in the punchier stuff. Clearly my mates got to this one before I could. I think the art started as a collaborate effort on the bottom graphic with my group of friends, then everyone got a little excited and started with the penises.

5’11” x 18 5/8” 2 5/16”
I surf this board in pretty much anything. It’s my standard shortboard. This particular shape goes really well with my backhand for some reason. And that’s puppy love.

The Photo
I really don’t know what was going on here. We were just being weird as usual. Robbo, Shorty, Bec, and Dom came down to help us out with the shoot and we just threw around some ideas. This is the best one we came up with.

Wardrobe
I have some pretty weird stuff in my travel bag right now. I always start a trip with a bag full of new Rip Curl stuff and end up coming home with all sorts of random shit that I can’t really wear [laughs].

Out 2 Brunch
I think my blog is hopefully funny, interesting, and different. See below…

Wetsuits
I’m definitely going to keep doing different wetsuit graphics for particular WCT events. You can expect anything from my wetsuit print selections this year. I actually really don’t even know what they will be yet.