Stab Magazine | Noa Deane's Greatest (Web) Hits

Noa Deane’s Greatest (Web) Hits

A collection of Noa’s finest interweb surfing instalments. 

cinema // Nov 13, 2018
Words by Jake Embrey
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Noa Deane is one of the world’s best surfers. And for a 23-year old, he has a deep back catalogue of surfing segments. Some self-released, some within full-length productions, and some produced by little ‘magazines’ like us.

While the main purpose of this Guest Editor with Mr. Deane is to pick his brain – we all love peering behind a surfer’s veil – but little is as satisfying as watching them do what got them here in the first place.

For the sake of brevity – and inability to post segments from full lengths – we’ve kept this Greatest Hits compilation to Noa’s best online winners. Four clips. Two filmers. And countless straight airs. The following clips are all thoroughly worth your while. 

Scroll down for a visual reminder of why Noa Deane was and is one of the most sought after names in surfing.


It’s hard to fathom that this clip is five years old. A time when Noa was solidifying himself as what’s lazily labelled a ‘freesurfer’. 

2013, the year of Cheese’s release was in the peak of Marine Layer’s dominance; a time before Instagram’s content acquisition and a period when our attention spans could endure surfing clips longer than a minute.  

Filmed around Noa’s home in Aus rounded out with stint in Hawaii, Cheese is a seven minute reminder that Noa’s been ripping for some time. 

Cheese II

“Sequels aren’t always doomed. After all it’s just surfing, right?” Noa scribed as he released his sophomore dairy-centric edit.

Shot in Morocco, Telo Islands, and a brief Aus interlude, Cheese II is a worthy companion to its predecessor. As Noa progressed from a precocious grom into a fully fledged adult he ironed out some eccentricities. Cheese II is a segment which captures that transition between grommethood and the surfer Noa is in Head Noise. 

The blonde bowl might be gone but the straight airs and idiosyncratic style is still there. 


The final instalment in the series of collaborative flicks between Mr. Deane and filmmaker, Shane Fletcher, and the final one where Noa’s nose was still placaded with an R. 

Stab held a last minute premiere for this short flick upon its release, and Shane was editing Pulp up until the minute it aired in our makeshift office cinema.  

The version which lives on the interweb today is slightly tweaked, and is the finest of the films that Shane and Noa pumped out to the world in his formative years.  

It was Noa’s best surfing to date, and is still a Stab go to for a surf pre-hype. 

Head Noise

After signing to Volcom at the start of 2017 there was a noticeable lack of content from the once pervasive Gold Coast ‘kid’. 

In 2017, Noa’s first year on the stone, we saw little in the way of surfing. There were a few one wave posts, brief clip cameos, and he dominated at The Dock, but there was little for fans of the surfer to truly feast upon.  

Head Noise is the knockout blow to anyone that ever doubted Noa’s ability.

Fifteeen minutes of hi-fidelity fucking surfing, from ramps in WA, bowls in Indo, and heaving Backdoor in Hawaii. He was no longer a scrawny packet blonde with a bowl cut, he was a chunky 20-something-year old, with a penchant for everything from airs to nonsensical tubes. The surfing in here solidified him as Volcom’s top-tier surfer and a force to be reckoned with when it comes to both free and singlet-surfing.

He didn’t win Stab High and make the semi’s at the Volcom Pipe Pro without somewhat of a competitive mindset. 

Don’t be surprised if this takes out clip of the year come Hawaii in December. That tube to ‘oop closer is enough to seal it for us. 

Other notable (and non-web) segments

Cluster: there’s a reason Kai Neville put this at the end of his section-based surf flick – it’s fucking mental.

Strange Rumblings: Surfer poll flick of the year, and Noa was a big part of it.

Factory Part: A short edit from Noa’s time west in 2016.

Scorched/Remember Andy: Dane, Noa, and Kolohe on a boat in the Ments. We needn’t say more, so we won’t.


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