South African surfer Michael February has had a perfect start to his career at the top of the sport. He was the first alternate on the World Surf League at the end of 2017, a big disappointment at the time. But he'll be nearly full time at the top level 2018 coming in as an injury and retirement replacement. Already he's made his mark, beating favourite Matt Wilkinson of Australia in the second round of the 2018 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast event.
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