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Zoard Janko and Nathan Florence with their awards for Best Youtube and Male Surfer of the Year, respectively.

Checking The Mail With Our SSOTY Winners

Gallery: “And the wooden block goes to…”

features // Feb 21, 2024
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In Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, it only takes Rohan 10 minutes to answer Gondor’s call for aid — and they were using smoke signals.

In 2024, it still takes the surfing industrial complex some time to get stuff done, despite everyone’s best efforts. Swells pop up, people jump on flights, phones lose cell service, things fall apart, as Yeats wrote. So, a month after we sent out trophies to all our SSOTY 2023 winners, we finally got all the photos back. In the coming weeks, we will be announcing the prizes for 2024’s iteration of Stab’s king and queen-making coronation.

But, without further ado, here’s our Stab Surfer of the Year winners and their hardware — no red carpet (or shoes) required.

Also, stay tuned tomorrow to see how Stab Premium commenters can have their chance at some hardware.

Stab Surfer of the Year (Male): Nathan Florence

Stab Surfer of the Year (Female): Caity Simmers

Stab Surfer of the Year (Junior Female): Sierra Kerr (Sierra’s Stab Edit of the Year entry, Pre-Kerrsor, is live on Stab Premium now)

Stab Surfer of the Year (Junior Male): Hughie Vaughan

Stab Edit of the Year: “Outer Edge of Leisure” Starring Russell Bierke/Directed by Andrew Kaineder

Stab Film of the Year: Repeater by Wade Carroll and Quiksilver

This video, posted 10 days ago, is a good indication of Nathan and Zoard’s ambitions for 2024’s slab tour. Video: Zoard Janko/Nathan Florence

Stab Surfer of the Year (Best YouTube): Zoard Janko and Nathan Florence

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