Desert Doofing With The Afends Aquatic Squad - Stab Mag

LIVE NOW: FINALS DAY OF STAB HIGH PRESENTED BY MONSTER ENERGY

9 Views

Desert Doofing With The Afends Aquatic Squad

“The Byron squirrels have run out of their oat milk”

cinema // Jul 9, 2022
Words by Ethan Davis
Reading Time: 2 minutes

I remember the first time I ordered coffee in Byron Bay.

“And what milk would you like with that?” the barista asked.

“Just regular milk please,” I replied.

“So like activated oat?” she responded, brow furrowed.

My confusion was a dead giveaway.

Blow in.

Norms differ from place to place.

In Byron Bay, activated oat is normal coffee milk.

Activated aquatics is “just a couple of activated humans approaching some aqua related, high intensity sport,” says Taj Richmond, who was joined by fellow Byron brethren Joel Paxton and Jhamil Coorey. “There were probably only 3 good days of surfing out of the 3 weeks we were there but even just hanging around living the camp lifestyle was fun. So many good memories,” says filmmaker Georde ‘Grigs’ Grigor.

“The trip was coming to an end and we had just bunkered down in a caravan park due to skits cold wind and rain we decided to go have a look at the waves. It looked about 3 foot and maybe some ramps (nothing promising), we got out there, Joel and I, and it was double the size and rogue as fuck. We were tripping. We were thinking it was wasn’t surfable until one came through and we were like ‘huh, maybe it’s a go?’ , the wind swung offies and it was on. Definitely one of the greatest surfs of my life, crystal voyager spec.”

Quickly, re: Afends. They are a brand with a legit environmental conscience and they’ve made a major move into using the magical properties of hemp to manufacture their clothing. Here’s the short of it:

  • The fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world.
  • Hemp takes as little as 90 days to cultivate, requires significantly less water than cotton, and produces significantly more fibre per acre. 
  • Hemp consumes four times as much CO2 as trees do.
  • Afends has been researching and using hemp for years, “our favourite eco-friendly fabric alternative that’s been dismissed largely due to outdated propaganda”.

Pretty cool.

Check em out here.

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

Live Now: Finals Day At Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

The freshwater feud for Pro, Ladybird, and Bottle Rocket champion starts now.

Jun 22, 2024

Albee Layer Reluctantly Escapes Sudden-Death Round On Final Wave Of The Day, Advances to Day 2 of Stab High Japan 

“I just want to do my fucking wave, and then go home”

Jun 22, 2024

“Relax, It’s A Surf Contest In A Swimming Pool”

Our attempt at an unbiased comp wrap from afar, on Day One of Stab High…

Jun 22, 2024

Rasta Robb Gutter Stomps Backside Full-Rote, Scores a 3/50

Why wasn’t the reigning champ rewarded in heat 1 of Stab High Japan?

Jun 22, 2024

Full Replay: Day 1 of Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

Click to watch (or rewatch) today's Qualifier and Sudden Death rounds.

Jun 21, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About The Most ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Wave in the Mentawais

Tips from longtime HTs devotee, Liam Turner.

Jun 21, 2024

“You’re An Elite Freesurfer, I’m Just A Vlogger, Surely You Can Take Me Out”

King of Waco calls out Aussie freesurfers on Stab High live stream.

Jun 21, 2024

Please Don’t Do A Superman At Stab High Japan, Presented By Monster Energy 

Breaking down the best and worst airs, according to the stats. 

Jun 20, 2024

355 Days Later, We Still Don’t Know What Elo Did In Brazil

But here's your 2024 Rio Pro preview.

Jun 20, 2024

JJF + Medina To Continue Rampages In Brazil?

12x CT event winner and previous SITD pilot Taj Burrow says 'yes'.

Jun 19, 2024

Allow Us To Introduce The YETI Ladybirds And Bottle Rockets Of Stab High Japan Presented By Monster Energy

Here's our schoolyard pick for teams; who will win the most cred at the lunch…

Jun 17, 2024

Prediction: Moving The WSL Finals To Fiji Will Kill Off Two More Surfing Superstars

Is this JJF's time to collect his titles? We checked the stats.

Jun 17, 2024

Confirmed: Fiji To Host 2025 WSL Finals

Cloudbreak will remain on tour until 2026.

Jun 17, 2024

What’s The Secret To Powersurfing?

Taylor Knox, Kyuss King, and Jessi Miley-Dyer tackle a trio of questions in our third…

Jun 16, 2024

How To Win Stab High Japan, Presented By Monster Energy

A statistical analysis of the 493 airs attempted in previous chlorinated editions.

Jun 16, 2024

Watch: An Intimate Portrait Of The Wave, Village, And People At The End Of The Road

Oxbow’s ‘Children of Teahupo’o’ is playing exclusively on Stab Premium for the next two weeks. 

Jun 15, 2024

Fuck It, Run The Entire CT In Indo

A historic beginning to the Indonesian dry season.

Jun 14, 2024

Ferrari Boyz: Holly Wawn

"I've had 4, 5, maybe 6 cars... I'm a car dealer I reckon."

Jun 13, 2024
Advertisement
JUNE 22 & 23
-2 Days
19 Hours
27 Minutes
34 Seconds
Join Stab Premium