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Inside The Leaning Tower Of Stab

Judges reveal unseen truths from Lakey Peak.

elsewhere // Oct 30, 2022
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

It’s validating that there are fellow people on this planet who would fill their ears with surf nerddom each week. Such a simple activity — so much drama.

But you people exist, and to the chagrin of the muggle passengers in your car, you keep tuning in. This week Mikey is back from surf sabbatical in Kandui and he and Buck dissect:

– Huge changes in store for Billabong and Quik surfers (1:30)
– Tales from the Vans Stab High Indonesia presented by Monster Energy judges’ tower. (4:00)
– Our favorite written piece of the year? (14:15)
– The best session of Kelly’s life, as told by Taylor Steele. (18:45)
– The 3 CT surfers getting university degrees. (25:45)
– The truth about mid-lengths. (29:30)
– Surf Sin (35:00)

A couple questions rear their heads here:

Who’s looking the best at Stab High so far? And should the Goofies go left? How did a Stab Premium reader on an assignment from his therapist write a masterpiece? Is getting a college education while competing on the world tour an advantage or disadvantage? Are mid-lengths nothing but pretentious hipster mobiles? 

Calling all surfing erudites. Listen to The Drop on whichever podcast platform you fancy (Apple, Soundcloud, Spotify).


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