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Watch: Episode 1 of Stab Highway Presented By Monster Energy

“Surfing needed this.” – Harry Bryant.

Words by Michael Ciaramella

Welcome to Episode 1 of Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy, a series inspired by Thrasher’s ‘King of the Road’. 

Self-serious surfers, please check your bosu balls at the door. We’re here for a good time and a good time only. Nudity, morbid pie consumption, and Monster can shotguns are not just tolerated, but required.  

Here’s how our newest surf game works.

In Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy, there are four teams with four surfers apiece. The teams are selected middle-school-gym-class-style by our captains, Holly Wawn, Pacha Light, Jaleesa Vincent, and Macy Callaghan.

The other surfers include Shaun Manners, Noa Deane, Wade Goodall, Harry Bryant, Dakoda Walters, Reef Heazlewood, Dion Agius, Sheldon Simkus, Mackenzie Bowden, Chippa Wilson, Coby Perkovich, and Benny Howard.

All of the surfers are Australian and very talented. Some of them have bad haircuts. Others will have even worse haircuts by the end of this trip.

Once the teams are chosen*, each of them will be given a booklet of 30 surf-related challenges that they must complete, or attempt to complete, within a 10-day period in the state of New South Wales. Every team has the same exact challenges. 

At the end of the trip, the 4×30 challenges will be reviewed by a panel of esteemed judges — Ozzy Wright, Kai Neville, and Stab’s own Danny Johnson — who will decide which team performed them the best, the worst, and wherever in between for each specific task.

If you want to get technical, the scoring works like this:

  • 1st place in a challenge gets 4 points
  • 2nd place in a challenge gets 3 points
  • 3rd place in a challenge gets 2 points
  • 4th place in a challenge gets 1 point

Though Stab Highway presented by Monster Energy has fun at its core, there will be winners and losers, determined by whichever team has the most points from the 30 scored challenges. The winning team will get to work on a film with none other than Stab Highway judge and general surfing tastemaker, Kai Neville — an unquantifiable incentive to perform.  

Above you’ll find the first episode of our eight-part series. It is free to watch. The subsequent seven episodes will require a Stab Premium membership to view. 

Future episodes will drop every Thursday at 6 pm California time on Stab Premium.

Now grab a pie, a Monster, and enjoy.  

*Team Holly: Harry Bryant, Dakoda Walters, and Reef Heazlewood. 

Team Jaleesa: Noa Deane, Shaun Manners, and, Wade Goodall. 

Team Pacha: Dion Agius, Mckenzie Bowden, Sheldon Simkus. 

Team Macy: Chippa Wilson, Coby Perkovich, and Benny Howard.

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