It’s easy for the people at home watching to say he’s nervous every time he falls off or loses a heat.
He’s still attacking and surfing to win every heat he’s in like it’s just another heat with a job to do.
But he’s actually been in a really good head space each event.
He’s been working on things in his surfing which have made a big improvement also.
To find out how he’s going in the lead up to Teapuhoo and better gauge his title chances Tracks spoke to his coach and good mate, Glenn Hall.
So this year he’s always fully prepared and that competitiveness has turned into a desire to win, rather than a fear of losing.
He’s smart and can weigh up a situation in a heat as it unfolds which helps him make fast clear decisions.
As the tour heads back to the Pacific, Wilko has every intension of keeping the yellow jersey. Who’d have thunk it?
So I obviously help Wilko at the events, but also write up plans for him in between events with ideas for working towards the next comp.
Read more here: Tracks Mag