Billy Bain, South Avalon, Australia
Billy Bain may be 18 years old, but dude’s artwork is on-point. For the cover of Stab issue 50, we attached a three-pack of flairs to the tail of Jordy Smith’s sled – a sled that Billy had taken his pen to. To The Moon And Back was scrawled into the tail, below the head […]
Billy Bain may be 18 years old, but dude’s artwork is on-point. For the cover of Stab issue 50, we attached a three-pack of flairs to the tail of Jordy Smith’s sled – a sled that Billy had taken his pen to. To The Moon And Back was scrawled into the tail, below the head of a pink and green Gothic monster. Bill’s art is heavily inspired by Reg Mombassa:
“I really enjoy the political commentary that he displays in his works. My dad recently bought me his autobiography The Mind and Times of Reg Mombassa, which has really inspired my art. Not so much in a technical sense, as our styles are quite different, but I’ve started trying to portray some form of commentary in my works now.”
Billy ain’t tried to sell any of his work yet – he’s only made stuff for himself or a as gift to his girlfriend. For the love.
As y’can see here, art ain’t the only place Bill’s talents lie. This tweaked backside hit was a land, even though it’s off-axis enough to look a like a throw-away. The kid behind the lens, Luke Schuetrumpf, is only 15 – he already has a good eye for composition and the kinda commitment necessary to make it in the photog game.
Want Taj Burrow’s Boards? There’s 4 Up For Grabs
Wrap your mitts around one of TB's new Lost 'Lightspeed' weapons.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast
Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.
Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”
"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…
How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months
Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.
Sweeter Than Stolen Honey
A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.
15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event
And Clay Marzo takes the dub.
Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way?
The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.
The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together
Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.
Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave
Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge
A lot of swell, stolen identities, surf masochists, mutilated noses, The Wedge, skull-crushing pylons, and…
First Look: The 2022 Electric Acid Surfboards
Did our questionable EAST gamble pay off for Mick Fanning's Maldivian quiver ?
How Boardshorts Work
They are your one chance to look cool while actually surfing. Don’t blow it.
A Surf/Snow/Music Fez In The Heart Of Melbourne
URBNSURF is throwing an action-sports/live music DOOF this month and Stab Premium members are getting…
Peace, Love, And Mung Beans: 7 Things I Learned From Mick Fanning
Ranging from surf travel hacks to philosophy to jingle lyrics.
The Three Million Dollar Chinese Storm
500 board orders, coaching armies, and trips around the world — here's how China’s Olympic…