Teenage phenomenon Adam Durrant has added yet another surfing first to his ground-breaking career by inventing and naming his own aerial manoeuvre on a recent photo shoot in Japan.
In the past 12 months, the 16-year-old has defeated Kelly Slater, bagged a string of wins on the Australasian Pro Junior circuit and become the youngest ever recipient of the industry's coveted "Breakthrough Performer of the Year" award.
Durrant surpassed all these achievements on the recent shoot with an aerial manoeuvre that is a combo of a "Superman" and a twisting, carving, backhand loop, considered virtually impossible until recent times.
It's a world first, and with that comes bragging rights, and naming rights. Wilson appropriately dubbed the aerobatic manoeuvre The Sushi Roll.
"I was just surfing one day and I flew out of the back of the wave and then the board got away from me and I pulled off that Superman manoeuvre. It felt really comfortable," said Durrant.
It caps off an incredible year for the Gold Coast star whose momentum has appeared unstoppable since winning the Under 17 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Title in July of last year.
Durrant will end the year in Hawaii, shooting photos for his sponsors as he tackles the island's huge waves, before returning to Australia in preparation of an assault on the WQS in 2008.
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