Some surfers hunt the foamball. Others just love riding foamies.
The crew behind Mullet Pro are back with the fluoro-lit highlights from their third annual competition at Tamarama beach.
The mullets are longer, the dance moves are bigger and the outfits are funkier, with a few special guests hitting the decks on the day all in the name of breaking down the stigma for mental health.
This year’s Mullet Pro was taken out by Perth Standlick, while Holly Costello claimed the girl’s Softlite division. However, as the grand-fabulous imagery indicates, this is more of a foam party than a regular singlets and sirens affair.
The contest, now in its third year, was founded by Earl Weir after one of his dear friends lost his silent battle to depression. Earl channelled this pain into creating a fun surf competition with one main message: It’s okay not to be okay.
“Mental illness is something that affects a number of us, but is rarely talked about. After losing one too many friends to depression, I decided to create a surf comp with a fun atmosphere all in the name of encouraging people to speak up if they are struggling,” Weir says.
Channelling the power of salt water to help with problems, the Mullet Pro has gained momentum. Now spanning two states and with plans of hosting competitions in Byron and Bali, the important message behind the Mullet Pros is spreading fast.