Gold Coast raised natural footer, Liam O’Brien, has been hovering on the fringes of the WCT bubble threatening to make the space jump to surfing’s elite realm. LOB, as he is known to his peers, is blessed with a silky style, possesses power in spades and has all the flair required for an aerial duel. Hopefully, he re-emerges from the Covid-19 dark ages as a full-fledged contender. In the meantime watch him flex and bend on the Gold Coast points, ride mutant tubes and grab rail gouge like a sword-swinging Spartan. And when that’s all done you can read this delightful travel piece he wrote for Tracks a few months back.