AirCon Osborne Joins Epokhe
The Israeli-American ‘international floater contest’ organiser adds to a stellar roster.
At Margaret River all three surfers were spotted donning Epokhes – the surfer-owned company started by Kai Neville, Dion Agius and Mitch Coleborn that rosters the likes of Shaun Manners, Jaleesa Vincent, Creed McTaggart, Craig Anderson, Dakoda Walters, Jack Freestone, Austyn Gillette, Evan Mock and more.
Ventura resident Eithan ‘Air-con’ Osborne is the latest to ink a deal with the eyewear company.
After finishing 16th on last years Challenger Series, a bees-dick shy of CT qualification, the 23-year-old Israeli-American — responsible for maybe the biggest air rev ever landed (see: Interlusion by Mikey Mallalieu) and one of the biggest Backdoor pits in the Vans Pipe Masters (hung to the bone), currently sits at 32nd spot on the CS with three events remaining.
Unlike most hungry win or cry CS competitors, he has done so whilst maintaining a healthy balance of fun, degeneracy and filming for upcoming projects. Rumor has it he blew Nathan Florence away with his approach to surfing a heavy right in remote South Oz, strike-missioning after his 9th place finish in North Narrabeen.
On the side ‘Aircon’ also announced a highly-anticipated ‘international floater contest’, beer in hand, only hours before his Rd 64 heat in Ballito. “I have been waiting for this my entire life,” commented Ronnie Blakey. Strangely enough he didn’t make his heat.
Here’s Aircon’s welcome to team.
How Kipp Caddy Got KO’d + Tore His Hamstring Paddling An Outer-Reef Bombie
Spoiler: it involves a friend’s board spearing him in the head…
How Surfers Get Paid Season 2, Episode 2
Loyalty and the Royalty of the Performance Surfboard.
The Surprising Link Between Neoprene And The USA’s ‘Cancer Alley’
A forthcoming documentary called 'The Big Sea' will change how you look at wetsuits.
Radioactive Wastewater From Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant Is Being Dumped In The Pacific Ocean
What does releasing 500 Olympic swimming pools of fission fondue mean for surfing?
Meet Aranui 5: The 126m, 103-Cabin Luxury Cruise Ship & Home To Olympic Surfers At Teahupo’o 2024
Who's gonna get the Presidential Suite?
Here’s How The Surfers Feel About The 2024 Schedule
Kelly Slater, Caroline Marks, and nine other CTers share their thoughts.
Risk Reward: The Dickhead Index
Sam McIntosh explains Stab's business model in light of a recent editorial slip.
Surfing’s Chief Of Sport Explains Why The WSL Finals Will Remain At Lower Trestles
The Stab Interview: Jessi Miley-Dyer
Full Frame: A Loaded Scoop Of Emerald Green
Russell Bierke in Ireland, by Arthur Picard.
Quiksilver Is About To Throw A Week-Long Party In France And Your Name Is On The Guest List
Want to see Clay Marzo, Sierra Kerr, Noa Deane, and more compete against world champs?…
Cloudbreak’s Back, Trestles Remains, J-Bay And Surf Ranch Gone
Here's the WSL's 2024 Championship Tour schedule.
Stab Edit Of The Year: Liam O’Brien In ‘Wandering’
An 18-minute DIY surf film featuring one of the CT’s classiest acts.
How Do CT Surfboards Differ From Our Own?
We got dims from all 51 tour pros and compared them to our Stab Reader…
Wait…How Did Caity Simmers Get A Spot In The Olympics?
Some sneaky selection criteria means Team USA is beginning to look mighty formidable.
A Goofyfoot’s Guide To Better Surfing
Parker Coffin and Luke Swanson get illuminated in Indo.
We Found The Center Of The Surf/Skate/Fashion Venn Diagram
A very fashionable drop from Globe and Austyn Gillette
Europocalypse Now (or Next Summer At The Very Latest)
Sure signs of surfing’s end times in SW France.