GOLD COAST, Queensland/Australia (Monday, January 30, 2012) – Yadin Nicol (AUS), 26, is finally back in the water following months of intense rehab on his broken ankle and on his way to a full recovery just in time for the season opening Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast which kicks off at the end of February. With his rookie year amongst surfing’s elite ahead of him, Australia’s Surfing Life caught up with Nicol to get the update on his injury, what he’s most looking forward to in 2012 and his predictions on who will be the one to beat this season. This… is their story…
2011 was a rollercoaster for Yadin Nicol. After years of consistently churning out some of the world’s best ultra-high performance vid sections, Yades finally put it all together competitively and qualified for the mid-year rotation of the World Tour, aged 26. But after qualifying Yadin didn’t surf a single heat, breaking his ankle in Japan in August, and spending the next four months in rehab.
Nicol received an ASP injury wildcard for this year’s tour and ASL caught up with him on the eve of his first event at Snapper.
Congrats mate, how’s the ankle? Thanks! It’s feeling really good, not 100% yet but it’s on the right track. Now it’s more in the head than anything. Four months out of the water makes you cherish being back in it so I’ve just been cruising. I haven’t been pushing it too hard.
For the full interview with Yadin Nicol log on to Australia’s Surfing Life.