Would You Ride These Boards At Pipeline? - Stab Mag

Would You Ride These Boards At Pipeline?

Progressive crafts, rising swell, and a CPR lesson.

elsewhere // Jan 7, 2022
Words by Stab
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It’s one thing to ride the Banzai Pipeline. It’s another thing to do it well. And then, it’s an entirely different thing to do it on something other than a modern thruster or quad.

Pushing the limits of alternative board riding at Pipeline may seem like a death wish. And for many, it would be. But for elite surfers, pairing progressive crafts with a rising swell at Pipeline is quite enjoyable. In this section from The Pick-Up, Vans Triple Crown of Surfing competitors rip into an assortment of boards that aren’t considered the go-to equipment for barreling waves like Pipeline and Backdoor.

Standing out amongst the rest was Eithan Osborne, while riding the Pineapple Punch by Laroy Dennis and Loose Juice Surfboards — now that’s a tongue twister. But it checks out. (skip to 2:10 if you have no patience)

Also in this excerpt from Episode 3 of The Pick-Up, we have Kyle Foyle of North Shore Lifeguard Association giving a CPR lesson. Nate Fletcher says this is the most important skill that every surfer should know. Who are we to argue?

This is a segment from our weekly North Shore news show, The Pick-Up. A Stab and Vans joint. Watch Episode 3.


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