WSL TOUR SURFER CALLUM ROBSON JOINS KDI
Kingy’s Diesel Industries are thrilled to announce that World Tour Surfer, Callum Robson will join Kingy’s Diesel Industries as an ambassador.
As a keen surfer himself, Kingy jumped at the opportunity to sponsor Callum after meeting him on a boat charter to the Great Barrier Reef in 2019 which Matt also happened to host as a surf guide.
Callum’s journey was unlike that of many other surfers on the world’s biggest stage. The man known as ‘Caltex,’ despite his undeniable natural talent, only began surfing when he was 16 years old (currently 21 years old). With a promising Junior Rugby League future ahead of him. Not long after the Great Barrier Reef trip with Matt and surfboard shaper Adam ‘Sparrow’ Fletcher, Callum turned his attention to his true passion for surfing and decided to take it more seriously.
Winning a QS5000 at Cabarita Beach, as well as some promising results on the WSL Qualifying Series, earned Callum a spot on the 2022 WSL World Tour alongside 11x World Champion Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Gabriel Medina, Felipe Toledo, Owen Wright, and Italo Ferreira, to name a few.
Being a fairly ‘unknown’ on the world tour and with a very minimal junior competitive career to develop any support from major surf brand sponsors, Callum’s unconventional rise to the World Tour meant he relied heavily on financial backing from close friends and family as well as his local community of Evans Heads on the mid-North NSW coast. This is where Matt stepped in, helping Callum afford a spot on what many call ‘the dream tour’.
Fast forward 3 months and Callum currently sits at #6 in the world rankings and is the front runner for the 2022 Rookie of the year!
The Kingy’s Diesel team couldn’t be happier to throw their support behind Callum. KDI Director, Matt Kingman said. “Callum is an outstanding and inspiring young man from a great family who share the same moral beliefs as I do. Seeing Callum grow into one of the world’s best surfers has made my family and I extremely proud and we can’t wait to see where his career ends up down the track”.
Be sure to follow the World Surf League and keep an eye on the #6 jersey for our guy!
UP THE CALTEX!!!