Professional surfer on the Association of Surfing Professionals Men's World Tour who was ranked #9 on the tour in 2011 and 2012. He won the Rip Curl Pro Portugal in 2012 and the 2014 Billabong Pipe Masters.
He won several pro junior titles and the 2006 ISA World Junior Title.
In 2010 whislt taking a hiatus from competitive surfing, he created a critically acclaimed film called Scratching the Surface.
He was born and raised in Collum Beach, Queensland, Australia. His mother, Nola, is a breast cancer survivor. In 2017, he married Ashley Osborne and they welcomed a daughter named Olivia Madison in March 2018.
Family friend Matt Hayden plays cricket with a pink bat in support of breast cancer research as Julian rides a pink board for the same cause.