Need a Break From Chopes and J-Bay? - Stab Mag



Need a Break From Chopes and J-Bay?

Devon Howard, Mikey February, and the CI team have the remedy.

elsewhere // Jul 16, 2022
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

It’s no secret that “retro” and “alternative” are current buzzwords in the surfboard marketing industry. By this point, every stock broker dad will openly gush about the endless glide they get from their newly purchased twin fin. Even some of the most staunch volume-calculating shortboarders have recently seemed more willing to dip their toes in the forbidden fountain of trim.

And why not? Surfing is, at its heart, a counterculture (even if it feels pretty commercialized nowadays). What’s more punk than challenging the current status quo of three fins, 4oz glassing, and standard white boards?

We’re not suggesting anyone should forsake their love of laying rail — we’re merely promoting different feelings as a result of different crafts.

But don’t listen to us, take it from the only guys in the world whose surfing blends seamlessly with Jazz music. This clip features Devon Howard, Mikey February, and some of the Channel Islands crew — including a few high-pro guys — enjoying the new Tri Plane Hull Single.

The most prominent element of the Tri Plane Hull is a trippy looking bottom contour, inspired by George Greenough and developed by Al Merrick in the 70’s. By combining this bottom contour with modern rocker and rail templates, Britt Merrick and Devon aimed to create a zippier, quicker version of what is traditionally known to be a more sluggish outline. 

Did it work?

We’ll let you watch the video and judge for yourself.


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Come Meet The Kids Who Are Sending Stab High Into The Future!

Snowboarders, corelords and curators of the culture.

Jun 23, 2024

Live Now: Finals Day At Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

The freshwater feud for Pro, Ladybird, and Bottle Rocket champion starts now.

Jun 22, 2024

Albee Layer Reluctantly Escapes Sudden-Death Round On Final Wave Of The Day, Advances to Day 2 of Stab High Japan 

“I just want to do my fucking wave, and then go home”

Jun 22, 2024

“Relax, It’s A Surf Contest In A Swimming Pool”

Our attempt at an unbiased comp wrap from afar, on Day One of Stab High…

Jun 22, 2024

Rasta Robb Gutter Stomps Backside Full-Rote, Scores a 3/50

Why wasn’t the reigning champ rewarded in heat 1 of Stab High Japan?

Jun 22, 2024

Full Replay: Day 1 of Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

Click to watch (or rewatch) today's Qualifier and Sudden Death rounds.

Jun 21, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About The Most ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Wave in the Mentawais

Tips from longtime HTs devotee, Liam Turner.

Jun 21, 2024

“You’re An Elite Freesurfer, I’m Just A Vlogger, Surely You Can Take Me Out”

King of Waco calls out Aussie freesurfers on Stab High live stream.

Jun 21, 2024

Please Don’t Do A Superman At Stab High Japan, Presented By Monster Energy 

Breaking down the best and worst airs, according to the stats. 

Jun 20, 2024

355 Days Later, We Still Don’t Know What Elo Did In Brazil

But here's your 2024 Rio Pro preview.

Jun 20, 2024

JJF + Medina To Continue Rampages In Brazil?

12x CT event winner and previous SITD pilot Taj Burrow says 'yes'.

Jun 19, 2024

Allow Us To Introduce The YETI Ladybirds And Bottle Rockets Of Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

Here's our schoolyard pick for teams; who will win the most cred at the lunch…

Jun 17, 2024

Prediction: Moving The WSL Finals To Fiji Will Kill Off Two More Surfing Superstars

Is this JJF's time to collect his titles? We checked the stats.

Jun 17, 2024

Confirmed: Fiji To Host 2025 WSL Finals

Cloudbreak will remain on tour until 2026.

Jun 17, 2024

What’s The Secret To Powersurfing?

Taylor Knox, Kyuss King, and Jessi Miley-Dyer tackle a trio of questions in our third…

Jun 16, 2024

How To Win Stab High Japan, Presented By Monster Energy

A statistical analysis of the 493 airs attempted in previous chlorinated editions.

Jun 16, 2024

Watch: An Intimate Portrait Of The Wave, Village, And People At The End Of The Road

Oxbow’s ‘Children of Teahupo’o’ is playing exclusively on Stab Premium for the next two weeks. 

Jun 15, 2024

Fuck It, Run The Entire CT In Indo

A historic beginning to the Indonesian dry season.

Jun 14, 2024
JUNE 22 & 23
-2 Days
18 Hours
17 Minutes
11 Seconds
Join Stab Premium