The Pick Up: Who’s Going To Win The Digital Vans Triple Crown?
Let’s discuss…at length.
Here it is, your highly anticipated dose of behind-the-scenes Hawaiian surf candy. This is the final episode of The Pick-Up, Stab x Vans’ weekly variety show airing every Wednesday, shot on location on the North Shore of Oahu for the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.
Watch Episode 1 here.
Watch Episode 2 here.
Watch Episode 3 here.
Watch Episode 4 here.
Sunset At Night?
With the waiting period for the Digital Vans Triple Crown officially coming to a close, surfers scrambled to not only submit their final waves, but make use of the wave-swap loophole our Mikey C. brought to our attention earlier in the season. Jack Robinson went so far as to catch one at Sunset in the pitch black so he can swap it out with his real (and very impressive) entry.
Brent Bielmann From The Channel
It was Big
Wednesday Saturday on the North Shore this past weekend, with surfing’s A-Team scoring a session Brent Bielmann described as being in his Top 5. High praise from a guy who’s paid to capture the world’s best swells. We recap with Brent as to why this one was so special.
“Owl Chapman Knows His Stuff”
Last week, Stephanie Gilmore and Dane Gudauskas took our Owl Chapman boards out for a spin at Sunset. This week, we let Wyatt Mchale, Jett Schilling, and Balaram Stack use them to roll in early at Pipe. They may not have gotten ‘the one’, but they all agreed Owl Chapman ain’t playin when it comes to surfboards.
Meet 15-Year-Old Bettylou Sakura Johnson
You saw her compete in Maui. Get to know one of the future faces of female surfing, including how she came to live in Eddie Aikau’s old house, her Olympic aspirations, and who’s impressed her most at Haleiwa this year.
Is Anybody Going To Beat Carissa?
Carissa Moore won Haleiwa in 2008 back when there was a Women’s event. With a 10-year dry spell for Women’s Triple Crown, she was fired up to win this year’s digital iteration. We get a glimpse at her process and hear what it would mean to her to win this year’s Digital Vans Triple Crown.
Ashton vs. Mikey: A 3 Part Saga
With competition coming to a close, Ashton and Mikey embark on a mission to surf Haleiwa, Sunset, and Pipe all in a day to find out once and for all who wins(?) last place in this year’s event. Stick around to the end of the episode to see a Floridaman knock Pipeline’s infamous reef.
What Surfing Archetype Are You?
Brendan Buckely gives you your options in this week's FWD.
The Fresh Prince of Aloha
Seth Moniz is making his ascent at Pipeline with grace, goodwill and old fashioned Aloha.
“It’s Really Top to Bottom and Hard to Get Into, But that Adds to the Fun”
Get a glimpse of Simon Hetrick's east coast existence in 'Dead April'.
“This Guy Had A Box Of Andy Irons Tapes That Hadn’t Been Digitized”
The Drop: How 'Andy Iron's And The Radicals' came to life and a chat with…
“A Laid Back Cool Cat With A Minimal Approach To Life”
Get to know the real Russell Bierke.
A Proven Step-Up For Your Post-Pandemic Escape
An introduction to the Channel Islands Happy Traveler.
Here’s the Price List for a Seat on the WSL’s Secret Flight
Plus, what we’ve learned about The Australian leg of the tour.
Hail To The Bus Driver: World Champ Pauline Menczer May Well Take Your Kids To School
Ahead of the release of Girls Can’t Surf, the ‘93 world champ reflects on overcoming…
An Honest Review: Creatures S-LOCK DRY BAG 35L
A backpack for peace of mind and snorkeling.
Free Surfboard: Enter to win Taj’s Sharp Eye from Stab In The Dark
Just like in the movies (and Taj picks the two Stab Premium giveaways).
A Caribbean Entrée With Indo for Dessert
Warning: Gatien Delahaye's recent run of waves will trigger your salivary glands.
There’s Never Been A More Productive Surfer Than Italo Ferreira
Guy bags 15 clips a session, especially when the waves look like this.
Coming Soon: Andy Irons and The Radicals
A look at one of surfing's superheroes through the eyes of those who knew him…
Sometimes Low: The Stab High B-Sides
30 minutes of surfing that was too good to die on the cutting-room floor.
Was There a Secret, Elite Surf Cult Formed at Uluwatu?
Featuring Kelly Slater, Ian Crane, Crosby Colapinto, Cole Houshmand, Kolohe Andino & Koa Smith