Stab Magazine | The Pick-Up: Would You Paddle Out In The Dark At 8-12ft Pumping Pipe?

'Vacation Presented By Monster Energy' Drops 5pm on Thurs, March 30 (PT)


The Pick-Up: Would You Paddle Out In The Dark At 8-12ft Pumping Pipe?

Bruce is loose, Breakfast Bonzers, Michael and Derek Ho, and who’s first in the water at pumping Pipe?

cinema // Nov 19, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Welcome to the Monday Edition of The Pick-Up, Stab and Vans twice-weekly variety show filmed on location for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. 

On this episode of our Oahu-based toe-dip into the talk show world, we’re joined by Positive Vibe Warrior Tanner Gudauskas, who despite being very much Lithuanian has no interest in being on their Olympic team, and who was kind enough to sit down with us and help us break some news. 

Who’s The First In The Water At Pumping Pipe?

When a pumping WNW swell lit Pipe up from sunrise to sunset Sunday, Sam Moody and Will Stiles posted up on the sand in the pre-dawn Pipe sand, and peppered the first five guys in the water with a handful of questions before a star-studded session went down. 

One takeaway: no one we interviewed had the stomach to handle eating before a session at Pipe. “An empty stomach is the way to go at Pipe,” says young gun Makana Pang. 

Gossip Girl Relationship Edition: Surfers In Love, Served Three Ways 

The Gorgeous Union of Kiron Jabour and Leila Dee

The first of the North Shore’s Rat Pack just took the plunge. Longtime partner Leila Dee just made an honest man out of Kiron Jabour, the elder and wiser of the Sunset Elementary crew (that includes John, Nathan, and Ivan Florence, Eli Olson, and Koa Rothman). The wedding was thoroughly well-attended, the Guest List included: John Florence and Lauren Cribb, Kelia Moniz, Laura Enever, Bruna Schmitz, Nathan Florence and Mahina Garcia, Josh and Seth Moniz, The Smith and Rothman Brothers, Zeke Lau, Torrey Meister, Tanner Hendrickson and plenty more. 

The two make for one of the most lovely couples on the planet, and we’re thrilled to see them finally tie the knot.

Jack Robinson’s Lucky Charm Julia Muniz

After winning the Volcom Pipe Pro last year, many observers noted the nearly palpable influence his new left-hand lady Julia Muniz seemed to be having on Jack Robinson. In the year since they started seeing each other, Jack’s gotten more and more of a skip in his step, and the results have followed. The Boys has become a Man, and goodness he’ll be a welcome addition to the 2020 World Tour. 

Bruce Is Loose (And Has A New Spanish Bombshell)

We’ve come to expect the #Bruce For Pipe Masters hashtag each winter, and no doubt it will emerge again. 

After being out of the water for nine months, with a broken foot, Bruce Irons just got into town with his new girlfriend, Spanish model Barbara Amerigo. Bruce turns 40 on Saturday, and arrives for the first time in years without a major sponsor. 

The last time Bruce showed up without a sticker on his nose, he went on a tear, locked in his RVCA deal, got the cover of Surfer Magazine, etc. 

Bonzers For Breakfast

After crawling through Lani’s traffic at a turtle’s pace, Stab‘s Tiph Cazalis takes us on a quick tour of Haleiwa’s iconic Haleiwa Cafe, owned by Duncan Campbell of the famed Campbell Brothers. And we take a look at Mikey February’s borrowed Bonzer (which happens to be the last Bonzer Duncan Campbell shaped, and the first one Alex Knost ever rode) featuring a most cosmic mantra inscribed on the board’s deck. 

Closing out this episode is Kittens and Lions, which we won’t spoil here, but we will say it involves some real intense chest rash, inflatable surf mats at Rockpiles, a good bottle of wine, and Michael and Derek Ho…

This is The Pick-Up, thanks for watching. 



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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Rio Waida Has Been Surfing Onshore, Oversized Bells Alone

...and he might not go home all year.

Mar 29, 2023


John Florence Releases Long-Form Piece On The 243km Great Ocean Squiggle

Tourism Victoria going, ‘he just did our job for us’.

Mar 29, 2023


Japanese Rice Farmer Enjoys Frightening Sumatran West Bowls

Kaito Ohashi is on his best behavior.

Mar 28, 2023

Watch: When People Like This Speak, We Listen

Raw, extended conversations with Clyde Aikau and Eddie Aikau winner Luke Shepardson.

Mar 28, 2023


Diamond Tail = Diamond Hands?

We'll explain everything in the Rusty D-Min Joyride.

Mar 27, 2023

Behold Australia’s Nine & NZ’s Two Challenger Series Qualifiers*

May the Southern Cross smile upon you at Snapper.

Mar 27, 2023

An Unordinary Life Structured Around A Tidal Bore

Long Read: The life and times of Pete Beachy.

Mar 26, 2023


Watch: ‘Haiku’

Scenes From a Remote Reality, by Vans & Karina Rozunko

Mar 25, 2023

Sun Room: The Overnight Success Of A Young Surf Band

What's it like touring the world and living off of McDonald's?

Mar 25, 2023

How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 6

An instructional manual for the modern professional surfer

Mar 23, 2023


Caity Simmers — Extreme Competitive Surf Vlogger

Cool is chemical.

Mar 23, 2023

Globe Pulls Out Of The Apparel Game

…and, Taj Burrow and Dion Agius are now looking for new main sponsors.

Mar 22, 2023

Owen Wright Announces Retirement From Competitive And Heavy-Water Surfing

But will surf final CT event at Bells.

Mar 22, 2023


Fancy An Ale, Some Good Music, And A Bunch Of Tubes?

Ballet's minimalist full-length will satiate your needs.

Mar 22, 2023

João Chianca Spent Seven Years On The QS Without A Sponsor

And look where he is now.

Mar 22, 2023

Take Stab’s 2023 Audience Survey, Win A 3-Board Quiver

Stab towels and Premium subscriptions also up or grabs.

Mar 21, 2023

Jessi Miley Dyer On The New Challenger Series Schedule And More

Did you know that you could miss the mid-year cut and still theoretically win the…

Mar 20, 2023


Don’t Miss The Last Wave Of The First 2023 SEOTY Entry

Jacob Willcox's ‘Into Dust’ just set the bar.

Mar 20, 2023