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“You’re An Elite Freesurfer, I’m Just A Vlogger, Surely You Can Take Me Out”

King of Waco calls out Aussie freesurfers on Stab High live stream.

news // Jun 21, 2024
Words by Michael Ciaramella
Reading Time: 2 minutes

“Those Rusty boards look shit, let’s get you on some Matty Mannerses,” Shaun Manners teased Jacob ‘Zeke’ Szekely on the Chapter11 IG Live feed of yesterday’s practice sessions, while sitting beside Harry Bryant in a Tokyo meat den.

In a gauche attempt to stir up more viewership for tomorrow’s Stab High Japan, we’re taking a page from Dana White’s playbook by highlighting a tempest in a Yeti mug between three otherwise friendly competitors.

This is less Kelly v Andy, more The Rock v Kevin Hart — but nonetheless entertaining.

“I’ll make you a bet,” the self-proclaimed ‘King of Waco’, Jacob Szekely, responded to Shaun’s board comment. “Whoever gets a higher score [in Stab High Japan], the loser has to use the other person’s board for a year straight…come on Shaun, you’re an elite freesurfer, I’m just a vlogger. Surely you can take me out.”

Over the last few days, Zeke has been practicing while Shaun and Haz have been on a cultural tour of Tokyo. Quite the divergence in pre-event warm-ups.

You can watch the entire interaction below.

When posting about the live feed after the fact, Zeke upped the bet to $1,000 that he would beat not just Shaun, but also Harry in tomorrow’s Stab High Japan.

If you don’t feel like taking on Zeke directly, Betonline.ag is in the process of getting up odds for Zeke vs. Shaun & Harry. You can place your bets here.

Watch Stab High Japan, presented by Monster Energy tomorrow — Harry will be in heat 1, Zeke will be in heat 3, Shaun will be in heat 6.

DATES: June 22nd (Sat) & 23rd (Sun)

Japan: 9 am – 2 pm 
Sydney: 10 am – 3 pm
Paris: 2 am – 7 am
Los Angeles: 5 pm – 10 pm (-1 day)
Rio de Janeiro: 9 pm – 2 am (-1 day)


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