Stab High Triple Header In NYC
Hitting the city for a Nathan Kostechko art show, Rockaway grom comp, and Episode 2 watch party
The second episode of Vans Stab High Indonesia, presented by Monster Energy (VSHIPBME), made its online debut on Thursday, November 4.
While those of you scattered across the globe indulged on YouTube or on our new Stab Premium App (Download now on your smart tv and devices), we were in New York spreading the gospel through a triple-header of events.
To kick things off, Nathan Kostechko adorned the walls of The Flower Shop in Manhattan with his collection of VSHIPBME paintings for a night of “Oohing” and “Ahhing.” Fans of surf, art, and culture came together for the night to take a crack at the infamous leopard pool table and connect with the artist. Some sneaky individual(s) with sticky fingers even decided to peel off with a painting, to which Nate said, “Whoever stole one of the paintings, I give you an ‘A’ for effort. Hope you’re enjoying the painting.”
After a brief intermission, the team made its way to Rockaway Beach for Rounds 2 and 3 of the New York run. First up, a VSHIPBME-inspired surf contest — or rather a jam session — for local groms aged 16 and under. The goal? Get radical. Get progressive. Do something that gets our official judges Micky Clarke, Pat Schmidt, and Jeff Anthony excited. The prize? A one-hour private session at Skudin Surf at American Dream for the boys winner. A one-hour private session at Skudin Surf at American Dream for the Ladybirds winner.
Yeah, that New Jersey wavepool.
With rippable waves in 1-3 ft range, the kids did what kids do — bolted into the water and threw a couple shakas. Congratulations to Beau and Tatiana for taking out the expression session and winning private sessions at Skudin Surf at American Dream.
Around 7:30pm, Episode 2 of VSHIPBME took over the sights and sounds at Rockaway Brewing Company just down the street from the lineup. The committed crowd of New York surfers stayed fixed on the screen for some 51 minutes of viewing. You can do the same and watch the latest episode here.
For those of you in Australia, Episode 3 of VSHIPBME will premiere on Thursday, November 10, at Surfboard Empire Nobby’s on the Gold Coast. For those of you in Bali, Episode 3 of VSHIPBME will premiere on Friday, November 11, at Manu Uluwatu.
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