Love Him Or Hate Him, Jacob Szekely Is Here To Stay
All press is good press, right?
There’s a lot that can be said about Jacob ‘Zeke’ Szekely. Much of it is questionable.
The guy has done jail-time, has a flamboyant personality that could only be the product of post-Instagram America, and almost exclusively wears camouflage wetsuits.
But, you’re reading this article, I’m writing it, and Zeke is getting paid to surf.
Zeke is a part of our industry, and he’s likely here to stay (as long as he doesn’t get caught trespassing on any golf courses.) He’s created a niche for himself, a brand, even — and it doesn’t seem like a handful of negative comments are slowing him down. The guy even called Noa Deane out on Instagram for viewing his stories but not following — who the hell does that?
He was incredible in Stab Highway, but not without rubbing multiple surfers the wrong way. Other teammates of his however, said he was great company, that he is loyal to the bone and that he would do just about anything to help his friends out.
And truthfully, he spews positivity, even if it is often shamelessly self-promotional.
Case in point, to accompany his new movie ‘Zeke and Destroy’ he gave us this sentiment.
“I’m so hyped to show this film to the rest of the world. Just tryna inspire the youth to get OTC! Off the couch, off the cocaine, outside and off the chain!”
Can Small-Scale Investors Buy Into Wave Pools?
Say you got $10k and a dream — what can you do?
An Early Pipeline Exit For Stephanie Gilmore Amidst GenZ Glory
Day Two of the 2023 CT season was a clear notice that the kids are…
Hand-Shaping, Glassing, And Finishing ’70s-Inspired Displacement Hulls Will Not Make You Rich
Profile: Tristan Mausse of Fantastic Acid is in it for all the right reasons.
Hassling, Head-Dips, and Broken Apple Watches
The 2023 CT is underway. Here's what happened on Day One of the Billabong Pro…
Stephanie Gilmore And Filipe Toledo Are The 2022 Stab Surfers Of The Year
Caity and Hughie take Best Juniors, “NOZ VID” wins best film, and Ho and Pringle…
Red Bulls, Crypto Bears, Former’s Six-Figure Fish, Tyler’s Multi-Millions And More
A brief catalog of the latest surf industry news and whispers.
“Definitely The First Time I’ve Gone Surfing Via Plane”
Parker Coffin, Harrison Roach, and friends tear through NZ on Roark's most well-rounded surf trip…
Pipe Preview: This Year Feels Different
With John and Gabs healthy — and the arrival of the femme next-gen — here’s…
WSL Tells Competitors: ‘You Better Like Them Apples’
Will mandating competitors to wear Apple Watches make the 2023 tour more or less engaging?
Stab Surfer of the Year: John John Florence, Italo Ferreira, Balaram Stack, Rolo Montes, and Shaun Manners
Day 9: "You can't do better than his year last year." - John John Florence
Full Moon Surfs, Impassable Puddles, And A Few Nights Spent Sleeping In A WSL Commentary Booth
A reader-submitted collection of nonconformist surf stories.
Kael Walsh Now Owns A Bitcoin, And Watched One Crypto Video
He’s officially your Stab Edit Of The Year champion.
Carissa Moore And Finn McGill Are Your 2023 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Champions
They both pocket $50k and tickets to this year’s Vans Pipe Masters.
The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 5
Mason Ho helps us ring in our final week on the North Shore.
Goofyfoot Brazilian World Champion Stars In Stab’s Biggest Board-Testing Franchise
Can you guess who?
Surf Community Rallies To Raise Funds For Eddie Winner And On-Duty Hawaiian Lifeguard Luke Shepardson
Because it's the right thing to do, of course.