Australian powerhouse Wade Carmichael is known for his massive hacks and throwing buckets of spray, but he’s just as comfortable in enormous barrels or going toe-to-toe with the world’s best in a contest heat. A former World Championship Tour competitor and 2018 WSL Rookie of the Year, the Avoca Beach native now lives on Queensland’s Gold Coast but spends a lot of his time on the road around Australia or overseas searching for waves, which means that he can focus on seeking out and surfing the sort of powerful waves of consequence that match his classic brand of power surfing.

As a surfer who knows how make or break the right equipment can be, Wade cites that a C-Skins wetsuit for the colder destinations on his travels gives him the advantage and confidence he needs to continually perform at his peak.

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