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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.



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