Matt Wilkinson is known as the crazy kid on tour. Full of laughs and jokes that keep surf trips exciting and the day to day grind interesting. Not to mention the guy who likes to Party while traveling the world. He roller blades to surf contests and is often seen wearing some crazy wetsuits. But during a interview after being eliminated at The 2012 Rip Curl Pro Portugal, the surfing world saw a very different side of Matt Wilkinson.
It was an awkward moment as one of the top surfers in the world was on the verge of tears discussing his recent misfortune. From disappointing losses to controversial heats, Matt Wilkinson has been through it all this year. We often view professional surfers as guys (and girls) who are living the dream. But sometimes that dream can be heart breaking when things don't go your way.