Introducing Our Next Major Project: Stab Highway Presented By Monster Energy
Like Thrasher’s King Of The Road, but a little wetter.
How long could you go only wearing a wetsuit? And how long could you last eating only (Australian-style) pies?
What’s the best roundhouse cutback to air on the rebound someone could do? What would it look like if a surfer tried to ride a board with absolutely no traction or wax? And will anyone swim across an East Coast Australian river with a steak attached to their body these days?
These (among many others) were questions we wanted to be answered. So, we gathered sixteen surfers, grouped them into teams, gave them vans, allotted them ten days, and set them free on the coast of New South Wales. We called it Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy.
But before the vans took off, we handed each participant a copy of this booklet. It’s the Stab Highway bible, breaking down everything the surfers would need to know about the trip — including which 1991 hit song they’d have to perform in public.
This new Stab Premium series will be released over eight episodes airing every Thursday (US), starting on October 7. The first episode will be free, but the subsequent seven will require a Stab Premium membership to view.
Here are the official four-(wo)man squads.
Some of our favorite challenges are outlined below.
Best naked surf performance
Best body piercing with ornamental hanging
Best surfboard to boog transfer
Best tandem surfing wave
Best air/chop hop over a rock
Tune in October 7th for episode one, you will not want to miss.
Joyride Board Test: The Haydenshapes Hypto Krypto Twin
Critically examining one of the hottest new boards on the market.
How An American’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Built One The Greatest Surf Accessory Labels Out Of A Workshop In Yallingup, Western Australia
Mick, Steph, & Jake Paterson tell the story of Creatures founder, John Malloy.
The Highest & Flyest Performance-Based Challenges From Stab Highway Presented By Monster Energy
Rinse off the hangover and shoot for the sky.
Lower Trestles From Unusual Angles Ft. Kolohe, Griffin, And Co.
So much for Stagnant Ambition.
Are Surfboards Made To Fail?
Industry insiders open up about whether or not boards are intentionally fragile, thus driving repeat…
Premium Peek: Torrey Meister Tempts Fate In ‘Grit n Water’
What's scarier — bull riding or big wave surfing?
Someone Sponsor This Kid
Eimeo Czermak is an animal who consistently delivers jaw-dropping clips.
Palatable Portuguese Wedges With Mason Ho
Washed down with a pink cosmo and Franchesinha.
Did You Know The WSL Has A Pension Fund?
CT surfers post-2014 have a nice chunk of cash waiting for them after they retire.
Stab Podcast: Is Huntington Beach A More Exciting Contest Venue Than Ericeira?
Surf sins, a rundown of this week’s surf cinema, and an unpopular opinion from the…
Dylan Graves Explores The Topics Of Race And Inclusivity In Surfing
“If you know it’s wrong, say something.”
Watch: Episode 2 of Stab Highway Presented By Monster Energy
Broken bones, KFC/meat pie collabs, 'feary' river mouth swims, and incredible kneelo tubes.
Kolohe Andino Is Doubling Down On Surf Films
"I want to give the world my view of how surfing should be perceived."
Jordy Smith Was Stuck In Hawaii For The Best Late-Season Run In Memory
"It was 6-8 foot for weeks straight. I surfed Pipe with one other guy out."