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Watch: Stab’s Guide To Newcastle

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Watch: Stab’s Guide To Newcastle

Welcome to episode two of About Town, a new series from Stab and Summer Bright in which we explore, with gusto, the most vibrant pockets of Australian surf culture. We’re all fond of a road trip, or a weekend getaway; It’s the Australian surf dream. And if you happen to live in Oz, there needn’t be any reason why you should look beyond its coastlines.

It was Stab and Summer Bright’s wish to unfold the secrets of what makes some of our favourite surf towns great: Where to get coffee, where to surf, where to jump off, who to watch out for in the lineup, where to dine, where to enjoy some post-surf suds, and more. And of course, we tapped some local pros to be our hosts.

For episode two, we rolled into Newcastle, a colourful small city/big town that surfers like Ryan Callinan, (four-time world champ) Mark Richards, Matt Hoy and more call home. You'll likely notice the absence of perennial Stab fav, Craig Anderson, who was unfortunately out of town while we were shooting. But, you'll also notice the presence of everything else that makes Newcastle the flavoursome hub of surf that it is. Pop the top off above!