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This pic is so wholesome it belongs on a Hallmark card. The winner of the new CI "2.Pro" was a grateful traveler from Switzerland.

Stab Highway Squadron Delivers Serotonin Doses To Sun-Starved Europe

By means of free drinks, free boards, and free grooves.

elsewhere // Jun 1, 2023
Words by Pedro Ramos
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Regardless of what the surf forecasting website you cookie-consent to tells you — according to local fishermen — winter in Ericeira begins on the first day of August.

The fading swells and warmer days of late spring bring the local lizards and Euro travelers out of hiding for as much sun, fun, and dance floor wiggles as possible, before the premature gloom sets in again.

Our recent attempt at boosting regional serotonin levels involved screening all four episodes of Stab In The Dark with Italo Ferreira, buying our Premium members several rounds (Thanks for coming!), and giving away three of the surfboards Italo couldn’t identify, plus the one he could.

Free drinks for our allies across the pond.

With this year’s winning board hidden in plain sight — a few meters from the screen Episode 4 premiered on — we pushed play to reveal SITD’s first-ever hat-trick. Congratulations to Britt Merrick and the Swiss girl who got the luck of the draw, taking home the newly released CI “2.Pro”!

Connecting the finishing and starting points of Stab Highway Europe, we also screened Episode 3 and a sneak preview of Episode 4 at Billabong Hossegor, with this year’s cast and crew in attendance — following a glorious inaugural session under a bluebird sky at La Graviere.

If based along their path, you might encounter one or more of the teams over the course of this week. Our apologies in advance.

The act of watching surfing with strangers is not dead.

And to whoever stole our flag from 58 Surf in Ericeira, you can confess your surf sin to [email protected] or [email protected]. Just keep the video vert and under 60 seconds. That’s 1 minute.

Many thanks to 58 Surf Ericeira and Billabong Hossegor for hosting us, and to Channel Islands, Lost, Pyzel, and Sharp Eye for the surfboards!

Here are more pics from the shin-dig:

Our man on the dials.
Boy meets surf cinema — smiles ensue.
58 Surf in Ericeira is a veritable castle of surf paraphernalia.
Our Swiss victor.


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