I met 16 year old Nicky Wood in 1987, 3 weeks before the Ripcurl Bells Beach Tournament. I worked alongside him in person, with “Expect to Win” talks, for 3 weeks in the lead up to the Bells Beach pro surfing event. Instilling belief in Nicky over this period, he won the event becoming and still holding the title of the youngest ever surfer to win a pro tour event.
I worked along Nicky for 3 events, as his “Expect to Win” mentor, each of which he won. After Bells Beach in 1987, he won the Coke Surfworx Bondi in 1989 and the Billabong Pro Sunset Beach Hawaii in 1990.