Date Of Birth: 12/10/1993
Hometown: Cronulla, Australia
After an impressive junior career in Australia, Connor O’Leary disappeared into the depths of the WQS for a little while. While his surfing was just as fast, powerful and progressive as ever, it wasn’t translating into the results that he deserved. At one point, he even took up teaching surf lessons in order to gain the funds to keep chasing his dream. And then one day it all clicked: he finished two spots away from qualification in 2015, then made it up to himself by winning the whole series in 2016. His miraculous run included a win at the 2016 Ballito Pro. Boom. Just like that, Conner is back to where he belongs.