Meet The Hulk - Stab Mag
690 Views

Meet The Hulk

There’s many sides to Reef Heazlewood.

Words by Ethan Davis

Remember that old chestnut, “you’re the average of the people you surround yourself with.” 

Well, I think it’s true. 

Reef Heazlewood is mostly a well-mannered young man who would swoon your mother with his manners and table-etiquette and be asked around the following weekend. But as Stab Highway progressed, we saw a very different side of Reef. 

One that might make your mother think twice about extending the offer.

Far from the soft cadence of your average church choir boy, Reef’s caustic rendition of Tom Chochrane’s ‘Life is a Highway’ was enough to make ears bleed. And that haircut, ‘the side mohawk’, why twas’ enough to constitute a surf sin. 

By night Reef dutifully reads his bible, by day, he stuns mullets with his incredible surfing. Stunning enough to stun Julian Wilson at 2019 Quik Pro, and Ryan Callinan at the Rottnest event in 21’.   

We thoroughly enjoyed meeting all sides of Reef including his alter-ego ‘The Hulk’, who enjoys lifting heavy things, stomping around, and yelling. As well as the more familiar side of Reef, a charming and polite young gentleman. 

Watch ‘The Hulk’ smash in this excerpt from ep 6.

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

5 More People Just Qualified For The 2022 CT

The Haleiwa Challenger sees 8/12 spots sealed for next season.

Dec 5, 2021

Surfing Can Put You In A Flow State Which Optimizes Your Entire Life, Or Perhaps Not

Stab's resident neuroscientist unpacks 'flow' for us.

Dec 4, 2021

And The Winners Of Snapt4’s Best Barrel And Monster Maneuver Are…

$10k for you, and you!

Dec 4, 2021

Pete Mel: “I Was Always Poking The Bear — I Just Wanted Attention”

Jump on the pod with surfing's (secretly) most interesting man.

Dec 3, 2021

The Eurozone Crisis

Why isn’t such a wave-rich continent producing more World Tour surfers?

Dec 3, 2021

Have You Ever Experienced Surf Guilt?

You really should be surfing more.

Dec 2, 2021

That’s A Nice Reef Break You’ve Got There, Would Be A Shame If I Parked My Big Fucken Boat On It

Why a torched port expansion in the Canary Islands threatens waves, marine life, and surf…

Dec 2, 2021

We’d Take This 3-Board Timmy Patterson Quiver Anywhere In The World (But Especially Indo)

Testing the Synthetic '84, Stoke-Ed, and Step-Up models in the Ments.

Dec 2, 2021

So Who Won Stab Highway?

Breaking down the facts and figures from our first cohort.

Dec 2, 2021

You’ll Want To Watch The Trailer For Peter Hamblin’s New Film, ‘Sweet Adventure’

Then the whole thing at the London Surf Film Festival (free tickets available inside).

Dec 1, 2021

Watch: Everything & All — The Peter Mel Story

An unflinchingly honest account of one of surfing's most familiar, but little known, characters.

Nov 30, 2021

Halfway Through Haleiwa, What’s The Qualification Picture Look Like?

And how did a surfer who lost move up the leaderboard?

Nov 30, 2021

A Photo Essay You’ll Peruse From Cover To Cover After A Christmas Ham And Too Many Chardonnays

Treat yourself or a friend to vol. 2 of ‘Craig’ by John Respondek.

Nov 30, 2021

Breaking: The Eddie Will Go (Assuming There’s Waves)

Iconic Waimea event given the green light by organizers for winter 2021/22.

Nov 30, 2021

9:49

Watch: Jaleesa Vincent Is A Strong Contender For SSOTY

‘Eerie’ is a funky lil’ surf edit from the MVP of Stab Highway.

Nov 29, 2021

Give The Gift Of Stab Premium

Eco friendly and immune to supply chain sickness.

Nov 29, 2021

Surfers Can (Help) Change The World

Four surf-based activists explain why, and how, surfers can get politically involved.

Nov 29, 2021

What Is Shell Doing In The Transkei?

Big oil plans to conduct seismic testing on South Africa’s most pristine, wild coastline.

Nov 29, 2021
Advertisement