West Oz’ Jacob Willcox

The 16-year-old goofyfooter in solid waves at home and Hawaii

You’ll likely recall Jacob Willcox as the 16-year-old trials winner that beat Kelly Slater (and Matt Wilkinson in Round One) at the 2013 Rip Curl Pro Peniche. It was a grand feat and one that ultimately had world title implications. Fast forward one Hawaii season and the lanky goofyfooter from West Oz is even more polished. With flair to spare above the lip, and a knack for tuberiding, this will not be the last you’ll see of him. The closing left section (2:35) is where Jacob really demonstrates his chops, including an ultra-steezy stall at the 3:14 mark.