Stab Magazine | If You Only Had One Wave For All Of Lockdown, Why Not This One?

Live Now: Episode 3 Of Stab In The Dark With Kolohe Andino

568 Views

If You Only Had One Wave For All Of Lockdown, Why Not This One?

Lee Wilson and Jared Mell’s forced forehand delights.

cinema // Jun 7, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minute

If you were stuck in a months-long quarantine and could handcraft the perfect wave with which to satiate your surfing desires, what would you describe?

Unfortunately for Lee Wilson and Jared Mell, this scenario has been all too real over the past three months. With beaches in Indonesia closed, they spent weeks living on the prayer that they would be able to find even one measly corner to tear. After scouting out multiple beaches, they finally were able to finagle a favorable situation with the guards and gain access to a truly ideal setup. It may not be picture perfect lines as far as the eye can see, but the throaty right-hand tubes of which this entire edit is filmed are as good a cherry popper as any. 

Having just graduated school and having to put all hopes of a celebratory Indonesian surf fest on hold, I know I’m not the only one feeing shades of envy while watching Jared and Lee meander through the tropics in their ‘Mystery Machine’. While the world rages on, the idea of getting into a rhythm of surfing one barreling right with one friend for days and weeks on end is quite enticing. Click in above for ‘Mystery Machine’ and make sure to stay till the end to see what Lee Wilson described as the “wave of his life”. 

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

It’s Surfboard Sponsorship Bingo On The 2024 CT

Who rode who in Hawaii, and what's it mean for the rest of the year?

Feb 27, 2024

Watch: Harry Bryant And Dav Fox’s “Motel Hell”

Guzzle milk, hit play. 

Feb 27, 2024

7 BTS Full Frames From ‘Motel Hell’

"He got flogged on the takeoff and pushed into a underwater cave for a long…

Feb 25, 2024

This Week, 272 Surfers Will Battle Through 20 Rounds For 18 Remaining Olympic Spots

Your 2024 ISA World Games preview.

Feb 24, 2024

With Two Events Down, What Story Is The CT Leaderboard Telling us?

We plugged past and present Pros, and an official surfing odds setter, for their post-Hawaii…

Feb 24, 2024

John Florence Would Have Submitted A Different Pyzel For Stab In The Dark?

Plus, Jon Pyzel reflects on his Episode 03 cameo and predicts our 2024 SITD champ.

Feb 23, 2024

A Rare Glimpse Of Caity Simmers And Jordy Smith In The Same Freesurf Edit

Watch the #2 and #4 ranked CT surfers share an Indonesian playground with some Stab…

Feb 23, 2024

“The Grom’s In Her Place” — Molly Picklum And Jack Robinson Win 2024 Hurley Pro Sunset

A clean sweep for Australia's gen Z!

Feb 22, 2024

Checking The Mail With Our SSOTY Winners

Gallery: "And the wooden block goes to..."

Feb 21, 2024

Why Did Sawyer Lindblad Get A Paddling Interference Today At Sunset, If Jack Robbo Didn’t In 2019?

A critical analysis of WSL judging past and present. 

Feb 21, 2024

Brisa Hennessy Has The Best Sunset Rizz, Caity + BLSJ Sample New Sticks

Day three recap of the Hurley Pro.

Feb 21, 2024

Stab In The Dark With Kolohe Andino, Episode 3

Five boards face off for two Finals spots and Jon Pyzel infiltrates the set to…

Feb 21, 2024

Can We Reverse Engineer The 100-Foot Wave?  

We calculated the buoy reading for the surf to reach triple digits.

Feb 20, 2024

Stab High Site + World Surfing Reserve Playa Hermosa Is Under Threat

What’s happening in Costa Rica?

Feb 20, 2024

Brazil + San Clemente Crumble, Florence Puts The Mandoline To Work

Ewing, Slater and Medina sliced on day two of the Hurley Pro @ Sunset.

Feb 19, 2024

Soupy Sunset Skewers Three Wildcards, Jordy Smith Nicks Top Score Donning A Single Bootie

Day one recap of the Hurley Pro.

Feb 18, 2024

The D-Bah Session Heard Around The Internet

Cue the arrival of Dane Henry.

Feb 17, 2024

What The Super Bowl Taught Us About Filipe, Carissa, And Steph

And how the WSL Finals may cost us even more champions.

Feb 16, 2024
Advertisement