What happens when you take a New York state of mind and apply it to Western Australia? We’re not exactly sure. But we’ll find out pretty soon — and you’ll be the first to know. Balaram Stack, of the Empire State, will be joining us on the 2016 SURFING Factory. He will bring airs, style and probably a New York Rangers hat with him. And it will be grand. We’re just hoping he doesn’t miss his flight after a weekend at Coachella.