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Reckon You Could Do 7.5 Chop Hops On A Single Wave?

Sheldon Simkus sets the bar high.

elsewhere // Nov 3, 2021
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

If you haven’t seen Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy here’s a little snippet from episode 4. But really you should just watch the damn thing in its entirety. 

There are 8 episodes dropping weekly. We’ve currently released 4. You can watch episode one here, episode two here, episode three here, and episode four here.

For context, this is Stab’s adaptation of Thrasher’s ‘King Of The Road’. A highway trip with sixteen surfers completing 30 land, water, and performance-based challenges over ten days. 

The scoreboard currently looks like this:

  1. Team Pacha (32 points)
  2. Team Jaleesa (29 points)
  3. Team Macy (24 points)
  4. Team Holly (23 points)

In this episode, you will get a feel for the fabric of the show and its characters. Australia’s best surfers, but unlike you’ve seen them before – raw, unfiltered, and authentic. 10 days in a van will do that to you. 

In this snippet, Pacha Light gets undressed out of her damp neoprene wetsuit which she wore for three days straight, Wade Goodall stomps his signature floater to air maneuver, Sheldon Simkus does 7.5 chop hops on a single wave, and Mckenzie Bowden, Shaun Manners, and Jaleesa Vincent stack clips for the best follow-cam wave. 

Come take a peek here.


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