Some summer goods Stab digs:
Primed for the warmer months.
If you’re in the southern hemi, then you can feel summer tuning up right now. The water temp’s rising, the air temp is definitely upped, and the need for extra cotton or rubber is falling. We’re all about being well-equipped for any season, and this one’s our favourite. So, here’s some wares we’re currently digging for the warmest months…
Hurley P60 Phantom Block Party Resin Boardshorts (Cyan)
You like summer. You like trunks. Unless you’re in a very small percentage of surfers, these two things are true of you. Makes sense, then, that you want trunks that’ll ride easy through hours in the water under the sun. If these are good enough for John John Florence and Julian Wilson, they’re good enough for us. They’re made from 86-percent recycled polyester and 14 percent elastane, with a super stretch construction – green, and stretchy! The Cyan is a statement colourway which we’re fine with, and the 19” Outseam is perfect surf length – just above the knee (see also: no catch-ups).
SkullCandy Air Raid Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
This little box is as perfect as it gets for soundtracking your breakfast in the sun, preferably on some kinda balcony. Slick black, wireless (bluetooth), 14 hours of playback, a 360-degree sound field and plenty of other tech assets, but most of all, it’s surprisingly powerful and you don’t need to connect your device to it with any kinda chord. This thing’s made for jamming in the sun with no frills.
Hurley Fusion 0-5 Windskin Wetsuit Vest (Black)
Ideally, you’ll only require a t-shirt or the skin that the Good Laird gave you, but sometimes that afternoon wind kicks up enough to call for a coating of rubber. Enter: The Hurley Fusion Windskin vest. As the name implies, it’s the perfect lightweight Poly-elastane windbreaker. There’s obviously 50+ UV protection, too. At only 0.5mm thickness… well, what else d’you need?
Gorilla Brains Bones Bars Small Tri-Fin Set (Multi)
Fins. Duh. We all need em, and glass-ons aren’t really a thing any more, so you may swell introduce a little flair to your rudders. These are made for an energy and power-kinked usage. They’ll all-rounders, diverse, follow a functional template with flat foil on the side fins (fast, controlled directional changes!). These are FCSII also, which if you haven’t dabbled with yet, we suggest you do.
Banks Barnyard Tee (Dirty Denim)
The premise is simple – everybody likes stripes. Throw in a dirty denim look, 100 percent organic cotton, a patch chest pocket and a slim fit, and you’ll probably look even better than Brad Gerlach in the 80s. Wait, maybe not. Is that even possible?
Rip Curl The Search GPS Watch (White)
Stab reviewed this watch in detail a little while back. And our opinion hasn’t changed about the wave-tracking, data-collection vibes much but at least now it’s available so if you dig, you can cop. If you want the condensed version: Program it, surf in it, sync it, and see every measurable factor… your surf, by the numbers. Good or great for the ego (depending on speeds reached and what not). Fun, either way. And undoubtably informative.
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