Board Barrons Trade Labcoats For Laybacks In Mexico
Two G-Bros and Kaito Ohashi clock in down south.
In the corporate world, “research and development” conjures certain images in the mind’s eye.
In healthcare, it’s the white lab coat and a needle (and maybe mild side effects). If you’re in tech, R&D means microchips and overpriced AirPods (looking at you, Tim Apple.)
In the surfing industrial complex, R&D looks different. New trunks mean a trip to the Ments, right boss? If you work for Channel Islands, R&D means freshly poured resin. And if you’re really well behaved (and talented) it means dialing in new boards on a surf trip. CI recently scheduled highly respected test subjects Kaito Ohashi and two-thirds of the Gudauskas brothers (Tanner and Dane) onto a shift on warm water assembly lines to test an unusual array of equipment.
In envy-inducing Mexican rights, the crew unveils some twins and thruster prototypes, as well as a certain Channel Islands x FORMER collab, the ‘Twad. The name feels kinda dirty, but in a good way. Strenuous work, this R&D. But someone has to do it.
While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.
Watch: Ramble On With Caity Simmers
An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.
PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua
Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.
Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine
Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.
The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo
Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast
Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.
Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”
"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…
How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months
Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.
Sweeter Than Stolen Honey
A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.
15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event
And Clay Marzo takes the dub.
Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way?
The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.
The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together
Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.
Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave
Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge
A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…