Stab Magazine | Who's Best In The West On The Day Of The Year At Northies?

Playing (Mostly) Exclusively On Stab Premium: Facing Monsters, Featuring Kerby & Cortney Brown


Who’s Best In The West On The Day Of The Year At Northies?

These are the match-ups we most desire.

news // Sep 17, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

You might be wondering who’s competing in our upcoming Surf100 event. That’s a question we asked ourselves countless times before finally pulling the trigger. 

The problem is that surfing talent in Western Australia is fucking prolific. They’re like air-and-barrel-adept numbats scurrying out of the bush. 

Taj Burrow spearheads this group both in terms of age and achievement. Unfortunately, Taj is too much of a gentleman to terrorize the kids in their own sandbox, so he opted to hang out on the parent’s bench for this one. 

Some other gents who could have been featured in Surf100 but didn’t make the cut for one reason or another include: Ry Craike, Creed McTaggart, Shaun Manners, Dino Adrian, Jerome Forrest, and Ollie Henry (who earned himself an honorary Sur100 entry on account of his efforts that day).

In the end, there were only meant to be three surfers in Surf100 North Point. But after struggling to choose the final surfer between two radical 20-somethings—Kael Walsh and Jacob Willcox—we implemented a new line of thinking: why not both

Meanwhile, Jack Robbo and Jay Davies were always gonna be in. If you’re wondering why, please proceed to the nearest psych ward and commit yourself indefinitely.

Below is a brief bio of each surfer so can understand their positions relationally.


Jack Robinson, 22

Margaret River, WA, Australia

Jack Robinson is a top-5 barrel-rider in the world, and the best to ever do it at North Point. His read of the ocean is entirely preternatural—he sees things other surfers do not, and has a technique that borders on perfection. Despite being just 22, he is the odds-on favorite to win this event.


Jay Davies, 33

Yallingup, WA, Australia

The next in line for North Point supremacy is the silverback himself, Jay Davies. A little older and a little wiser, Jay will likely wait for the biggest, meanest double-ups of the day to begin his rampage against the youths. Having recently been subjected to laboring on a tugboat, Jay’s got a surf career to revive.


Jacob Willcox, 23

Margaret River, WA, Australia

Being the sole goofyfoot in the draw, Jacob will be at a distinct disadvantage at North Point. That’s not how he sees it though. In Jacob’s eyes, his ability to stall and maximize tube time will clip the naturals at their knees and prove once and for all that screwfoots can go both ways.


Kael Walsh, 21

Yallingup, WA, Australia

Kael Walsh is the blunt object of Surf100. With a blatant disregard for reef impact, he’s one you might expect to take off well under the lip or huck himself off a heaving closeout section. If he falls, he falls. If he doesn’t, watch out.

Now, let’s imagine for a moment that we could accurately predict what the waves will be like in this North Point event (8-foot and pumping). 

Who’s gonna win? And how much are you willing to bet on it?

Get your Surf100 tickets here, and if you can’t afford, text me directly for a free code.



Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

The Stab Interview With Jordy Smith

"If I won a gold medal, yeah, I'd probably kick out. I'd have one up…

Jul 19, 2024

How Does A Board Brand Licensing Model Work?

The Lost Stub 3.0 Joyride.

Jul 18, 2024

Challenger Series Losers Win Consolation Prizes At Namibian Desert Casino

"Some crew were saying it was a 3/10, but for me, it was 10/10. The…

Jul 18, 2024

How Teahupo’o Slungshot A Surf-Mat Toting Photographer Into An Induced Coma

Byron Mcloughlin tells the tale of his secondary drowning.

Jul 18, 2024

On Making A Living As A Gen-Z Surf Photographer And Surviving Hyper-Rare Cancer

This 21-year-old protégé of Ryan Miller and Morgan Maassen is back and #opentowork.

Jul 17, 2024

In This Instalment Of MTV Cribs… Ethan Ewing

A character-revealing profile on the Olympian and World #5 + a complimentary Fiji preview

Jul 17, 2024

Jake Marshall Made It To 4th In The World And His Best Friend Is To Blame

From combatants, to housemates, to secretive CT surfer/shaper.

Jul 16, 2024

2024’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test Star Is…

Massively overqualified. 

Jul 16, 2024

Kelly Slater, Sierra Kerr + Erin Brooks Awarded Role Of Cats In Penultimate CT Pigeon Parade

A deadly lineup of wildcards just got invited to Fiji, the last event to determine…

Jul 16, 2024

Watch: Facing Monsters, Featuring Kerby & Cortney Brown

“You don’t know whether he’s gonna get the best wave or the last wave of…

Jul 16, 2024

Teahupo’o Rang — Who Answered?

An Olympic-sized swell hits Tahiti two weeks early, delivers near-death and glory.

Jul 15, 2024

Kelly Slater, John Florence, Jack Johnson & Hundreds More Paddle Out At Pipeline To Remember Tamayo Perry

A royal send-off: Oahu celebrates the life of a North Shore Icon.

Jul 15, 2024

Modern Debate: Wax Or Traction?

Mason Ho, Noa Deane, Creed McTaggart and more share their theories on grip. 

Jul 14, 2024

Stay Where Stab Stays

Waves out front, parties every week, 60/40 (female-majority) clientele — what's not to love?

Jul 14, 2024

Beyond The Fedora: How Fernando Aguerre Became Surfing’s Master-Puppeteer

From DJing and ding repair, to law and Reef girls, to the Olympics and beyond.

Jul 13, 2024

How An Encounter In Texas Led To Noah Beschen Signing With A Swiss Watch Brand

The Stab Interview with the 23-year-old who Jordy considers the world's best free surfer.

Jul 12, 2024

Bruce Irons, Koa Rothman, Peter And John Mel Sign With Bodybuilding x Surf Brand

Darc Sport plants their black flag in Oahu and Santa Cruz to stake claim in…

Jul 12, 2024

The Best Surfing I’ve Ever Seen: Erik Knutson

Dave Rastovich + John Florence catch a sketchy little plane to a funky little farmhouse.

Jul 12, 2024