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.

Live, laugh, love listen here.


Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Does The Stab In The Dark Winner Work For The Everyman?

Joyride: Testing Sharpeye's Inferno72 in a range of waves

Jun 19, 2021

Remarks On Some Big-Ish Surfing In 115 Degree Desert Heat

Day 1 at the Surf Ranch Pro.

Jun 19, 2021

Coco Ho And The Lost Art Of Footwork

A first-hand glimpse into the benefits of some extra wiggle room.

Jun 19, 2021

The New WSL Finals Format Is The Perfect Addition To The Most Chaotic Season In Modern Pro Surfing

Yes, it’s unfair—and we should all be very happy about that.

Jun 19, 2021

Stab Podcast: “There Is A Shit Load Of Hero Worship In The Surfing Community”

Jed Smith analyzes the bizarre social matrix inside of a surf town.

Jun 18, 2021

Stab’s Psychic Pick To Win The Surf Ranch Is…

Here’s what our metaphysical consultant had to say.

Jun 18, 2021

Episode 2: The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Starring Mason and Coco Ho

Brace yourselves, a swell is on the horizon.

Jun 18, 2021

Stab Podcast: Is Kelly’s Pool a Legitimate CT Venue?

Or is it a chlorinated charade?

Jun 18, 2021

If You Rip This Hard The Least You Deserve Is Free Surfboards

An ode to my French mate Titouan.

Jun 18, 2021

Stab Exclusive: 2021 Jeep Surf Ranch Pro Astrological Forecast

You’re God damn right we consulted a psychic.

Jun 17, 2021

Nat Young Has Been Through Hell. Now, He’s Back In A Jersey

A raw and rallying conversation with former child phenom and current CT wildcard.

Jun 17, 2021

Noa Deane Dumps Hard Drives Into New Edit ‘Flipper’

One person's trash is another person's surf motivation.

Jun 17, 2021

Watch: South Africa Has Been Luxuriously Good

One week at home with Shane Sykes.

Jun 17, 2021

The Best Surf Craft/Transport Combo To Enter The Most Localised Parking Lots In The World

Chippa redefines inconspicuous in Wilson’s Foam and Rubber.

Jun 17, 2021

Meet The Obscure Companies That Will Help Make Wave Pools As Common As Driving Ranges

Yeah, that's the future—and seven cost-efficient new technologies are quickly pushing us there.

Jun 16, 2021

Is Jack Robinson Riding A Stab In The Dark Board At Lemoore?

Those white rails look awfully familiar.

Jun 16, 2021

Want To Surf Better? It All Starts With The Brain

How that works, and simple ways to optimise your brain for surfing.

Jun 16, 2021

Why Is A Surfer From Italy The Olympic Alternate For Jordy Smith?

The ISA’s process for selecting substitutes is... different.

Jun 15, 2021