Wade Goodall’s approach to surfing is akin to that of a mad scientist. Wade’s skewed aerial variations and mind-bending barrel riding skills have earned him a spot among the best “all-around” surfers in the world.
Wade thrust himself on to the international surf scene by winning the Australian Pro Junior title, but it wouldn’t be contest results that dictated his future success. Wade’s penchant for creative, above-the-lip surfing was way ahead of the judging criteria, and restraining his creativity with a contest singlet would have been a great injustice to us all. With contests behind him, Wade’s freed up schedule allowed him to travel and test the old mettle in some frothy pits, resulting in a new thirst and his first cover shot on Transworld Surf Mag at Teahupoo.
Wade brought his aerial antics and his newfound love for pits to the masses via his imaginative web outlet, Creative Destruction. Highlighting his life as traveling surf star, the series is responsible for bringing the artistic side of surfing back to the forefront of web clips and raising the quality bar for web content. From hanging out with legends Metallica in Costa Rica to his charity work with the kids of Mission Mexico, Creative Destruction impressed Wade’s unique point of view on thousands of surf groms, all while showcasing his inspired and creative surfing.
His unique take on life in general separates him from the rest of his peers, adding a new and refreshing prospective on professional surfing. Wade’s artistic views and brilliant surfing has many a surfer waiting to see what he’ll do next.