There are many things you could call Xavier Huxtable - an AFL player from Torquay, a high school student, an aussie grommet with the ocean in his backyard - but there's nothing more fitting than Victorian surfing's next big thing. Huxtable recieved his first fibreglass surfboard when he was about seven years old. Ever since his dad pushed him onto a few waves at Torquay Point, he was hooked.
“Probably when I was about 14 years old I started to really think I could have a crack at the pro surfing scene and trying to set my sights on hopefully making the World Surf League championship tour. Being around the Ripcurl Pro at Easter time at Bells Beach all the time because it’s so close to home as well as heading to Portugal at a young age for one of the major surfing events, I really got to see how the professional surfers go about and from that, I started to try and really get amongst it where I found a drive to push myself further in my surfing”.
Once Huxtable started to put his mind to it, hard work paid off as he took out multiple event wins on an international scale as well as having his greatest win of his career thus far only a mere 5 months ago. Getting the callup to the Ripcurl Pro 2019 at Bells Beach.
Keep an eye out for this ‘fiery’ teen because Xavier Huxtable is definitely going places and we can't wait to see what he brings in the upcoming years.