The Drop: Who Knew The Surf Ranch Would Be So Juicy? - Stab Mag
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The Drop: Who Knew The Surf Ranch Would Be So Juicy?

Mikey and Stace pick apart both the low and high-hanging fruit on this week’s podcast.

elsewhere // Jun 1, 2023
Words by Christian Bowcutt
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

I think we expected the Surf Ranch Pro to be a little like a corporate holiday party — obligatory, underwhelming, rote, but ultimately a benign, somewhat pleasant soiree.

Instead, it was more like this year’s Coachella — some usual big names, a few surprisingly brilliant acts, lots of yelling, and a controversial ending from the main headliner.

In this week’s episode of The Drop, Mikey C and Stace Galbraith make their own arguments about what happened on that fateful day in beautiful Lemoore, California, and what it means for the future of surfing.

Hint: They actually like the Surf Ranch, Caity Simmers might win a world title as a rookie, and Mikey said, “This is the most competitive season of surfing I’ve ever seen.” Lots to indulge in here.

Mikey and Stace are two of the more knowledgeable, experienced surf nerds on Planet Earth and they have some hot takes that shed light on sides of the Surf Ranch and its subsequent controversy that you might not have considered.

Digest the deets wherever you get your podcasts (Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Spotify).

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.”


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