Willcox rides crest of SWAS wave

Margaret RiveJWillcox SWAr surfer Jacob Willcox’s remarkable year on the water got even better on Friday night when he was crowned the South West Academy of Sport’s Sports Star of the Year.

The world under-16 surfing champion, who memorably upstaged international surfing icon Kelly Slater at a pro event in Portugal in October, was announced the winner of the coveted award during a glittering ceremony in Busselton.

Jacob, 16, said winning the Sports Star award was a great to way to cap a fantastic year.