Stab Podcast: Do WSL Surfers Have Proper Boards For The Massive West Oz Swell?
Photo by Matt Dunbar/WSL

Stab Podcast: Do WSL Surfers Have Proper Boards For The Massive West Oz Swell?

A chat with Paul Evans, contest site predictions, and more.

Words by Jack Mutschler

Happy Friday, or Saturday if you’re in Australia, like Stab’s coordinator of ASMR Danny Johnson. Another eventful week for surfing, let’s see what Danny has for our earballs.

Surf News
Lots of talk outside the usual surf culture bubble. Facebook cyborg lizard Mark Zuckerberg boasted his fandom for surfers Kai Lenny and Lucas Chumbo on a live Instagram feed. Snippets like this always lead us to the same question— is there room for ordinary civilians in surfing?

The stats behind vlogs sure think so. They allow stand-up comedians like Bart Krishner to fall in love with the workout routines of Nathan Florence, despite Bart’s questionable habit of drinking wine on the treadmill.
I think it’s ok to introduce some outsiders to our senile world, as long as it’s done in good taste.

Our interview with bodyboard enthusiast, rapper, and food lover Action Bronson sounds passable. While our older readers may not connect with Bronsolino, I, as a young stallion, have been fascinated by Mr. Wonderful for years.

Paul Evans on his recent interview with Andy King.
Our first guest is Paul Evans, a talented writer with a British accent that tends to get heckled at in the surf world. Paul penned a recent piece for the site, interviewing Gabriel Medina’s new coach, Andy King. Evans lets us know that Gabriel Medina is more laid back than we’d imagine. Gabby drinks beers, hangs out with fellas, and doesn’t let his competitive habits infiltrate his social life.

Checking in with Binnsy.
Saving the best for last, Danny chats up Chris Binns, Stab’s eyes and ears for the Australian leg of the tour. Despite not having any heats, Binnsy is one of the top guys on tour, scavenging any detail he can find for our daily contest recaps (note: Binnsy will not be covering this event as he’s too busy hosting an upcoming ep of ReD Bull No Contest).

Binnsy talks about the massive swell approaching for the next event, the scramble in West Oz shaping bays, and Joe Turpel’s talent as a flight attendant.

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