These Guys Have The Best Board Sponsor On The Planet - Stab Mag

These Guys Have The Best Board Sponsor On The Planet

Benefits of not signing on the dotted line…

Words by Zack Raffin

What breaks more boards, barrels or airs?

Whatever the answer, Surboardbroker’s team enjoys them both in excess. If you’re not familiar with Surboardbroker, then prepare to have your world opened as they’ve pretty much taken the idea behind your local surf shop’s annual board swap and blown the doors off it. Any day of the year you can go into their downtown Carlsbad storefront and buy, trade, or swap boards, picking from the hundreds they have in stock at any given point. Having become a favorite dumping ground for the region’s ample population of pro surfers, the crew pride themselves on offering boards that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. 

With a business model that survives off keeping a continuous stream of good boards in motion, how does one go about selecting ambassadors with which to align their brand? One could say that the best team would be those who surf the boards with care and preserve their economic value, but that’s boring, no? Instead, the crew at Surfboardbroker packed their squad out with names that are notorious for snapping sticks. From guys like Flynn Novak and Kalani Chapman, who’ve been packing some of the deepest and scariest Pipe waves since the aughties, and Schuyler Allen and Marley Puglielli, both of whom have a general disregard for their lower extremity health, you won’t see anyone donning a surfboard broker sticker surfing “safe”. And why would they? When you have a literal warehouse full of A+ surfboards to pick from, there’s always another board on the beach, and they wouldn’t want it any other way. 

Click in above to get a glimpse at what we’re talking about, and head here to check out Surboardbroker’s current inventory (Psssst they ship :). 

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

Do The Olympics Change Your Life And Make You Rich?

An interview with 2016 BMX Gold Medalist Connor Fields.

Jun 23, 2021

John Florence And Kolohe Andino Are Surfing Again

Slater maps out qualification strategy for 2024 Olympic Games

Jun 23, 2021

Dylan Graves Explores How We Can be Better Allies To LGBTQ+ Surfers

“The only way to grow and learn is to talk about it.”

Jun 22, 2021

The Most Boring Contest Brought Forth The Most Interesting Equipment

What were surfers riding at the Ranch?

Jun 22, 2021

Surfboard Prices Will Soon Make You Tremble While Pulling Out Your Credit Card And Buying One Anyway

Yeah, it’ll outpace inflation. Here’s what we know.

Jun 22, 2021

Do Surf Brands Still Dream Big?

With more people surfing than ever, let’s contemplate the path to the stratosphere.

Jun 21, 2021

Mikey Feb Guides His Twin Pin Through Spotless Indonesian Glass

A vigorous yet poetic display of aquatic dance.

Jun 21, 2021

Filipe Toledo And Johanne Defay Win 2021 Jeep Surf Ranch Pro

The arduous construction of a moment.

Jun 20, 2021

How To Steal A Surfboard

The Misc: It’s an art.

Jun 20, 2021

What I l Learned From 23.5 Hours In Lemoore

Notes from in and around a sweaty ranch made for surfing.

Jun 20, 2021

Does The Stab In The Dark Winner Work For The Everyman?

Joyride: Testing Sharpeye's Inferno72 in a range of waves

Jun 19, 2021

Remarks On Some Big-Ish Surfing In 115 Degree Desert Heat

Day 1 at the Surf Ranch Pro.

Jun 19, 2021

Coco Ho And The Lost Art Of Footwork

A first-hand glimpse into the benefits of some extra wiggle room.

Jun 19, 2021

The New WSL Finals Format Is The Perfect Addition To The Most Chaotic Season In Modern Pro Surfing

Yes, it’s unfair—and we should all be very happy about that.

Jun 19, 2021

Stab Podcast: “There Is A Shit Load Of Hero Worship In The Surfing Community”

Jed Smith analyzes the bizarre social matrix inside of a surf town.

Jun 18, 2021

Stab’s Psychic Pick To Win The Surf Ranch Is…

Here’s what our metaphysical consultant had to say.

Jun 18, 2021

Episode 2: The Electric Acid Surfboard Test Starring Mason and Coco Ho

Brace yourselves, a swell is on the horizon.

Jun 18, 2021

Stab Podcast: Is Kelly’s Pool a Legitimate CT Venue?

Or is it a chlorinated charade?

Jun 18, 2021
Advertisement