How To Get Free Advertising, Drinks, And Maybe Put To Sleep At The US Open - Stab Mag

How To Get Free Advertising, Drinks, And Maybe Put To Sleep At The US Open

No surfing necessary.

elsewhere // Aug 8, 2023
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Last week, I claimed that Stab’s editorial skeleton crew would be found wandering through the throngs of inland motocross enthusiasts at the US Open.

I regret to inform you, this did not happen.

In fact, the only place you might’ve happened across our trope of parsel-tongued surf bums was if you’d stumbled into one of the multiple twilight premieres which dotted each weeknight along the Huntington strip.

Though our days were filled with every intention of wandering barefoot in the shade of the hallowed pier, other tasks — Joyrides, Vans Pipe Masters preparation, Stab Highway social media, drinking beer — always seemed to absorb the sunlit hours. Each evening, the promise of free booze, new surf films, and smiling friends would pull us back into the fray.

Notable standouts included Coco Ho’s Indonesian edit (above), Noah Beschen’s movie premiere, Jacob Szekely’s new beard, Conner Coffin’s retirement party (including beautifully composed 805 film), and one Stab producer getting headlocked to sleep by a former high school wrestler at an AirBNB in the wee hours of the morning.

Oh, and a whole lot of free advertising.

Soleil Errico and the WSL approve this message.
Eithan Osborne showed out to celebrate Conner Coffin’s retirement.

John Mel and Dylan Hord know.

Gabe Garcia and Stab’s first-editorial-lady.


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