Stab Magazine | Against All Odds, This Was Noa Deane's Favorite Electric Acid Board

Against All Odds, This Was Noa Deane’s Favorite Electric Acid Board

“They call me pimp.” – Peter Schroff

cinema // Aug 19, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Peter Schroff is a lot of things.

A disciple of Dale Velzy. An unrelentingly unapologetic proponent of free expression. A student of Wayne Lynch’s hip-heavy outlines and Cheyne Horan’s left-field theories. A celebrated 80’s Echo Beach boom-era genius installation artist and designer. A proponent and craftsman of as far left of center designs as he can imagine, both in shape and aesthetic. 

The perpetual thorn in the side of Kelly Slater and his overseas Firewire enterprise, Peter Schroff is much more than a chainsaw-wielding performance artist, and while we’ll get to telling that long and curious tale as best we can down the line, this is the story of his Electric Acid Surfboard Test-winning Super Series. 



First impressions.




Stringerless and bordrline surreal lookin.



Noa picked Schroff’s apple-bottomed quad/thruster out of the batch straight away, the psychedelic pinwheel a sore thumb amongst the delicate resin swirls (leave it to Peter…).

“I’m not even going to comment until I ride it,” Noa said before his first go on the stub-nosed stringerless EPS (there’s no point to points, Peter loves to say). To say the board connected straight away would be a lie. To be honest, the board might have been the most challenging for Noa to figure out, which seemed to get Noa visibly more excited about the board than some of the more predictable alternative flavors. Mason took the board for a Backdoor spin and hooked into a few beauties, catching sideways glances while gleaning a few inside double-ups from the pack, a few thumbs of Fu Wax on the tip. 

When tasked at picking a winner, Noa was a little annoyed at the proposition of only getting one of them for keeps. “So I pick one, but I get to keep a bunch of the rest and we just don’t tell anyone that, right?” Noa half-joked. “The Tokoro’s mine, Wade already sent me the invoice and I paid for it, so they’re coming with me.”

In the end, Noa picked the Schroff for myriad reasons—the Tokoro gun was too sentimental (and belonged to him already, technically), the Patterson channel-bottom was too low hanging fruit and pretty much exactly what he rides normally. Honestly, the Schroff just piqued his curiosity the most.

“I felt like I was just starting to get a feel for it, honestly,” Noa said of the Super Series. “Congratulations, Peter—sick board.” 

Peter’s thoughts? 

“I’m fuckin’ flattered.

Click into the edit above for a look at one of surfing’s most humbly colorful and opinionated personalities. 


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Unlocked: Leonardo Fioravanti’s Stab Edit Of The Year Entry 

Watch 'The Cut' now, and baffle at the quality of both the waves and the…

Oct 4, 2022

The Pro Surfer Who Filmed A War Documentary In Ukraine

Damien Castera's got a story to tell.

Oct 4, 2022

Honest Review(s): O’Neill Hyperfreak Fire

Pushing the Limits of Wetsuit Tech for Men & Women

Oct 3, 2022

How Much Would You Pay For A Session Like This?

A cost-per-vision breakdown of Kian Martin and Tai Buddha's latest strike mission.

Oct 2, 2022

Ongoing Dialogue: Jack Freestone And Album’s Matt Parker On How They Get Sparks To Fly

"Nowadays, a standard thruster feels pretty alt to me." -Jack

Oct 2, 2022

Davo’s Death Strikes At Surfing’s Core

The underground icon battled demons til the end. His untimely demise is yet another cautionary…

Oct 1, 2022

Macaroni in the Pot

Jaleesa Vincent and 200 Lefts in the Mentawais

Oct 1, 2022

Introducing A Brand New Travel Series (With A Familiar Name)

Watch the first New York episode of Stab & Red Bull's No Contest Off Tour.

Sep 30, 2022

Leandro Dora: Pro Surfer, Businessman, Punk Rock Festival Organizer, Spiritual Mentor, And World Title Winning Surf Coach 

Meet one of the most beloved and effective individuals in the athlete's zone.

Sep 29, 2022


You’re Gonna Click On A New Oscar Langburne Video

Style that can't be denied.

Sep 29, 2022

Long Read: An Angel At My Table

From Stab Issue 15, October 2006: Chris Davidson has one more shot at the big…

Sep 28, 2022


Watch: Kalani David’s Last Dance

A final surf part from the Hawaiian surf/skate prodigy.

Sep 28, 2022

Taylor Steele Won’t Let Surf Filmmaking Die Without a Fight

Movies shown, filmmaking advice, punk rock at the 2022 Solento Surf Festival.

Sep 28, 2022

Wait, Are We Going To See Moana Jones In The Olympics At Teahupo’o?

Team USA (women) and Japan (men) should be able to choose anyone they want to…

Sep 27, 2022

Donald Brink and Matt Biolos Win Mick Fanning’s Electric Acid Surfboard Test

And we had a party in Oceanside to celebrate.

Sep 26, 2022

Kanoa Igarashi and Kirra Pinkerton Answer Call Of Duty, Win Medals Of Honor In 2022 ISA World Games

Teams Japan, USA, and France move into Victor’s Village.

Sep 26, 2022

The Best Euro Surf Trips That Mightn’t Be On Your Radar

Want to know which less-trodden nation offers the most potential?

Sep 26, 2022

Former CT Surfer Chris Davidson Passes Away At Age 45

A radical life tragically ends outside a bar in New South Wales.

Sep 25, 2022