So Who Won Stab Highway?
Breaking down the facts and figures from our first cohort.
Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy is a wrap!
After 10 days, 30 challenges and way too many beers, our 16 surfers let out a sigh of relief at Austinmer Pub and were finally permitted to run for the hills and get a much-needed uninterrupted night’s sleep. Of course, a handful of them, on their own volition, partied till the early hours of the morning.
No rest for the wicked.
This was the first Stab Highway we have ever produced, and the spirit that the surfers brought and maintained for 10 turbulent days had us swelling with pride. From Harry Bryant’s feary Sydney Harbour Bridge swim, to Holly Wawn’s turbo hill bomb, and Dion Agius getting his dome inked with an Ozzy Wright, there were moments that exceeded our wildest expectations.
Without further ado, let’s break down some of the facts and figures from the inaugural series.
Series winners – Team Jaleesa
- Team Jaleesa – 95 points
- Team Holly – 84 points
- Team Pacha – 66 points
- Team Macy – 52 points
Team Jaleesa (AKA Team RAGE) Jaleesa Vincent, Shaun Manners, Noa Deane, and Wade Goodall ended up winning the series by a margin of 11 points between their nearest competitors, and put a hefty margin of 33 points between the team in last place.
Monster Air winner – Coby Perkovich
Coby Perk came into Stab Highway with one intention; win the Monster air. Coby is one of the hardest working freesurfers in Aus. With no major sponsor, Coby’s surfing has always flown under the radar despite being one of the country’s most stylish and technical aerialists.
Closely contested with submissions from Reef Heazlewood and Noa Deane, Cobs’ monster straighty took the cake, earning himself $10,000 and a spot in a forthcoming Kai-Neville directed surf film.
Top 3 highest scoring surfers
- Dakoda Walters (30)
- Wade Goodall (29)
- Shaun Manners (27)
Win Percentage (top 3 all Team Jaleesa)
- Shaun Manners won 6/7 individual challenges he entered ~86% win rate
- Noa Deane won 4/5 individual challenges he entered – 80% win rate
- Wade Goodall 4/9 individual challenges he entered – 44% win rate
Most entries by a surfer
- Wade and Dakoda (9 challenges each)
- Coby and Chippa (8 challenges each)
- Shaun Manners (7 challenges each)
Thanks for coming, we’ll see you next year.