Living and growing up IN CURRUMBIN on the Gold Coast has exposed Stace to a wide variety of waves, surfers and events being showcased right on HIS doorstep.

After winning best student judge DURING THE JUNIOR Queensland Titles AT THE AGE OF 15 he spent his teenage years judging a wide variety of events from grassroot level through to World Qualifying Series events.

As his close friends started to compete at the professional level Stace began working with them using his knowledge from his judging background to help close friends Jack Freestone and Mitch Crews on personal strategies and approacheS for the World Surf League CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR.