Ben Dunn is an upcoming Australian pro surfer and part of the Rip Curl International surfing team. Born from a famous surfing coach, Ben has the potential to be the next Kelly Slater. A precise and graceful specialist in the ocean, Ben can surprise with powerful lip moves. Once the Australian rookie of the ASP Tour, Ben Dunn is moving up the WCT ranks and definitely a surfer to watch in the coming years. Ben Dunn's nickname is Dunny.
Height: 180cm, 5ft 11in Weight: 75kg, 165lb
Birthday: January 8, 1986
Birthplace: Ben Dunn was born in Maclean,
Current Home: Ben lives in Wallaby Point, Australia.
High School: Ben Dunn went to Busselton High School.
Surfing Coach: Surfer Ben Dunn is coached by his father Martin Dunn.
Life Facts: Ben Dunn started surfing at the age of 6. By 11, he started competing regionally and finished 4th in his first New South Wales under 14 year old contest. From this point, Ben started winning local and state contests. Between 2001 and 2003, Ben Dunn won successively the under 16 year old and two times the under 18 year old Australian titles. Between 2004 and 2006, he moved up the ASP WQS rankings from the 132nd to 9th. By the age of 21, in 2007, Ben Dunn earned his ticket to qualify for the ASP WCT. ON the WCT, he is moving up the rankings, which is pretty good for the Australian rookie of the tour.
In October 2007, Ben was sidelined with a knee injury. In December, Ben Dunn was awarded an injury wild-card to retain his spot on the Fosters ASP 2008 World Tour. In March of 2008, Ben made a great comeback start with a 9th place finish at the ASP World Championship Tour’s season opener, the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks, Queensland.
Successes: Pro surfer Ben Dunn placed 1st in the Quiksilver Pro in Queensland, Australia in 2006. Ben also placed 1st in the Hyuga Pro at Miyazaki, Japan in 2006. In 2007, he placed 5th at the Quiksilver Pro at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia. Ben's entire career history is listed on his official site.
Surfing Style: Surfer Ben Dunn has a regular stance. From Ben's experienced surfing Dad, he learned a lot of technique and precise surfing. Ben Dunn is known for ripping big at the right moment. Many say he is owning one of the most gracious forehand carves on the ASP World Championship Tour. He represents the Australian new school surfing style and should make a lot of noise in the next few years.
Other Sports: On dry land, Ben Dunn likes to play golf and hang out with his good friends.
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Sponsors: Ben Dunn is sponsored by Rip Curl, Chili surfboards, Dakine accessories, Saltwater Wine surf shops, and Red Bull energy drinks.
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