Stab Magazine | Brendon Gibbens Ain't No Chest-Beating, Cro-Magnon Pro
261 Views

Brendon Gibbens Ain’t No Chest-Beating, Cro-Magnon Pro

He’s a little shy, uses words like “insular”, and apologizes for burning groms. 

cinema // Jul 30, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

It could be said that professional surfing and education are diametrically opposed. 

The CT has 50-odd surfers, and as far as we know, not a single one of them has graduated from a four-year university. Most didn’t even complete high school in the traditional sense, but instead earned their diplomas via some external schooling program. 

Despite not having a tour to follow around the world, the same can be said for most “freesurfers”, who are too busy chasing swells to fulfill typical enrollment requirements. 

So, if a pro surfer wants to become studious and informed, they have to do it on their own accord. 

Most do not. That makes Brendon Gibbens an outlier.

Based on our latest encounter with Brenon Gibbens, it’s clear that the South African has spent much of covid (and perhaps his entire life) choosing the company of books, films, and other thought-provoking mediums over long nights on the piss. And we like that. 

We like that Brendon uses words like “insular”, spends his downtime playing tennis, and apologizes for burning groms. He’s no chest-beating, Cro-Magnon pro, which we most appreciate. There are enough of those in the world already. 

Enjoy the latest episode of First & Last with our friend Beeg, supported by Monster. 

 

Comments

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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

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

12:31

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

5:07

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

Where You Should Be In Europe Right Now

An overview of the region's greatest hits.

Sep 25, 2022

The Team Ukraine Interview

“There are mines near the shore, and already a lot of people have died…so it’s…

Sep 24, 2022

Mormaii Founder Raided By Brazilian Feds On Suspicion Of Plotting Against Democracy

Curiously, he's the second surf brand founder to become entangled in a political scandal of…

Sep 24, 2022

The Electric Acid Surfboard Test With Mick Fanning, Episode 4

There are three boards left. Which one is Mick taking home?

Sep 23, 2022

Watch: Tresha

The Bella Kenworthy Edit.

Sep 22, 2022
Advertisement