Stab Magazine | This Is How You Accept A Lifetime Supply Of Boardshorts

This Is How You Accept A Lifetime Supply Of Boardshorts

The winner of the best boardies giveaway just warmed our souls.

news // Jun 28, 2018
Words by stab
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After Stab in the Dark last year, we gave away all 12 of Jordy Smith’s boards and 12 wetsuits to one individual.

We flew him from the East Coast to California, had breakfast with Mr. Smith, took photos of him and the boards, had them signed, smiled, then he shook us down for pocket change (renting a car for a day) – he’d just won the lottery and made it out to be a burden.

It was a fucking nightmare.

We nearly washed all giveaways out with the bathwater, forever. What we thought would be a life-changing event, turned into a barrage of uneasy text messages, and a later auction for “charity” where something silly like 15 percent of the proceeds would go towards some sort of good cause.

The rest would fall into the winner’s pocket – not to say he couldn’t do whatever he wanted with the boards, but the whole ordeal felt icky.

When we got wind of this happening, we ensured at least 50 percent went to the charity and gave a collective sigh.

We felt like condom wrappers; used up, torn up and thrown away.

So, when we did our Best Boardies giveaway recently, we were wary. Granted, shipping 50+ pairs of boardies from LA to New Jersey is an easier feat than lugging 12 surfboards, but still… 

You can imagine how we felt when the giveaway winner, Robby Rosano, received the package and sent us the above video.

Oh, the joy!

Pop an ollie, crack a beer, and let a lifetime supply of boardshorts rain down from above – now, that’s how you accept an award!


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