Stab Magazine | Two Days At Desert Point With Brazil's Most Stylish Sandwich Maker

Watch 'Wildcard: The Moana Jones-Wong Story'


Two Days At Desert Point With Brazil’s Most Stylish Sandwich Maker

Are Yago’s talents wasted on Tour?

cinema // Jun 15, 2019
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Yago Dora currently sits in 22nd position on the Championship Tour. 

He also finished the 2018 season ranked 21st, so let’s just assume that’s the Brazilian’s career average.

Now, ask yourself this question: does a low-20 ranking align with a surfer of Yago’s pedigree? The man who makes airs more easily than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Whose forehand snap is sharper than Medina’s armpit blade? Whose ability in the pipe surpasses an Armenian plumber?

We think certainly not and provide the video above as supporting evidence.

Which raises another question: are Yago’s talents wasted on Tour? Or at least the first third of the Tour?

It’s no secret that the first four CT events are all at predominantly right-breaking waves; it’s also no secret that Yago Dora is a far better forehand surfer than he is on his backside. 

Come Brazil, (skip Jeffrey’s) Chopes, the wavepool, Euro, and Hawaii, Yago’s chances to succeed increase exponentially, so one should expect more dominant performances in the coming months. But even if the Tour ain’t his jam, we foresee a lengthy career for Mr. Dora, whose surfing never fails to arrest our scroll.  


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent


Unlocked: ‘Nozvid’ In All Its Glory

Two years and $100K later.

Dec 8, 2022

How To Watch The Vans Pipe Masters

With less than 24 hours to go, we've put together a complete list of rules…

Dec 7, 2022

Watch: Stab’s Best Wetsuits of 2023

Our quest to objectively establish the best men's suit, women's suit, and booties out of…

Dec 7, 2022

Eithan Osborne Belongs On The 2003 World Tour

But he's gotten an invite to the 2022 Vans Pipe Masters, so we caught up…

Dec 7, 2022


“I Could Do Reels And Surf Two Foot Beachies And Hoard Cash But That’s Moral Suicide”

Noa Deane’s thoughts on money, media, airs in glassy waves and more.

Dec 7, 2022

Wildcard: The Moana Jones-Wong Story

The rise and rise of Mrs. Pipeline.

Dec 6, 2022

Watch: Torrey Meister’s Gunslinging SEOTY Entry

"Bull-riding is such a great warmup for surfing big waves."

Dec 6, 2022

Guess Who Else Just Got Invited To The Vans Pipe Masters

3 more withdrawals, and 3 more exciting replacements.

Dec 6, 2022


‘Buying Double Cheeseburgers, Acting Like He’s Hit Some Sections Today’

RAGE 400 drops ft Noz, Chun, Creed, Vinny, Jel, Wado + others!

Dec 5, 2022

What’s Happening To Orange County’s Sand, And Is It Worsening The Waves At Lowers?

Read this to upgrade your understanding of your local beach break and coastal environment.

Dec 5, 2022

Here Are The 15 People Who Qualified For The 2023 CT

After seven events and much groveling, 10 men and 5 women will officially be CT…

Dec 3, 2022

An Ode To Aussie Chick Pros From The Nineties 

A celebration of stoicism, resilience, grit, core lordship, and unconditional love.

Dec 3, 2022

Update: John John Flushes Everyone Down The Haleiwa Toilet Bowl

And the CT qualifications for 2023 are set.

Dec 3, 2022


Riaru Ito Is Cooler Than His Cucumber Garden

Meet our passion pick for the Vans Pipe Masters.

Dec 2, 2022

5 New Surfers Confirmed For The Vans Pipe Masters

Who's out, who's in?

Dec 2, 2022

Unlocked: Kael Walsh, Rolo Montes, And Al Cleland Jr In ‘Saturn’

Quik’s new 20-minute surf film is so good you’ll want to burn a DVD of…

Dec 2, 2022

How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 4

The energy drinks are here. They’ve got millions of dollars, and they want your head.

Dec 2, 2022

‘Saturn’ Orbits Into Southern California

Quiksilver's newest film made landfall in Encinitas, and we were there to document the occasion.

Dec 1, 2022