Alex Gray Gets Wildcard for Volcom Fiji Pro
You have commentated the Volcom Fiji Pro and now you’re getting a chance to compete in it, how do you feel?
The first time I was invited to Tavarua was with Volcom. Ever since that first trip I have been addicted to the waves, and in love with people on the island. To now be asked to represent my sponsors, friends, and family as a wildcard in the Volcom Fiji Pro is as good as it gets to me. Tavarua holds two of the best waves in the world (cloudbreak/restaurants), and I can’t wait to mix it up out there with the world’s best surfers. At the end of the day, Tavarua is my favorite place to visit, so all of this is just the icing on the cake!
Your going against Mick Fanning and Damien Hobgood in your first heat, any thoughts?
I’m excited to surf with any of the guys on tour. Mick and Damien are two of the best out there, and some of my favorite humans. I love that I have no results or points on the line to worry about. All I need to do is get barreled out of my mind with one or two guys in the water at the worlds best wave!
How does it feel to be the only surfer from the South Bay to compete in a WCT event? (since its become the WCT, past asp world tour surfers from the South Bay are Ted Robinson, Chris Frohoff).
As the first surfer ever from the South Bay to compete in a WCT event, it’s an absolute honor to represent my hometown. One of my favorite mottos in life is to never forget where you come from. The South Bay is always one of my biggest motivations. There are so many great surfers from the South Bay that could be competing on a world level and I hope to inspire more to get out there and light it up!
Just want to say thank you to all my sponsors, friends, and family for the continued love and support. It’s moments like these where everything comes together out of nowhere, and I can’t help but think of my brother working magic for me. Loving every moment of it!