Meet the team

The Vortex family is made up of young Australian rippers that are making waves in the local and international scenes.


Jolan (AKA The Red Man) is a Margaret River ripper and has grown up tackling the rugged and raw swells along the famous stretch of waves. Jolan is starting to shine on the competitive circuit recently winning the WA Under 21 State Title and placing third in the Open division at Rottnest Island. To spot Jolan in the lineup simply look for the guy that lives in the barrel wearing a red wetsuit.


Tayla is currently tearing up the World Qualifying Series recently placing second in the Buffalo City Pro in South Africa and making the semis in the Corona Durban Pro. After clinching the under 18 Australian Junior Championships in 2014, Tayla has continued to hone her skills placing an emphasis on charging the heaviest waves she can find!

Khi Williams

Khi’s progression through the surfing ranks has been nothing short of phenomenal. After skating his whole life, Khi switched to surfing only three years ago and has brought a new school skating inspired and air game to the local waves of SA. Khi is currently South Australian Under 18 State Champ and is jet setting around the country competing in junior comps around Australia.