Watch: Ethan Ewing, John Florence, Gabe Medina + Various CTers Wet Their Rails At Blustery Main Break - Stab Mag

Live Now: How Surfers Get Paid — The Queens of Ascension


Watch: Ethan Ewing, John Florence, Gabe Medina + Various CTers Wet Their Rails At Blustery Main Break

Featherweights need not apply.

cinema // Apr 12, 2024
Words by Holden Trnka
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Read our in-depth event preview here

“Margarets loves powersurfers,” remarked local Jerome Forrest, in our Betonline preview. “It’s raw, windy, bumpy, powerful, it’s everything. The ocean just comes together and you go to battle with it. Strong surfers are gonna do well at Margs — the guys who throw a lot of spray.”

In this trio of YouTube offerings from Surfers Of Bali, Jerome’s statement rings true. Standouts include Jordy, Medina, Cole Houshmand, John Florence, and Ethan Ewing — all heavyweight displacement machines. 

After a flaccid salad of an opening day, the backend of the window looks far more promising.

“Swell certainly doesn’t look like being a problem throughout a largely positive forecast, with multiple SW pulses initially in the five-foot range, building to perhaps double that by the closing weekend,” writes Paul Evans, in our Premium event preview. “Monday 15th currently shows an 8ft swell at 13s with offshore winds, while the closing weekend of the window 20th/21st, still a ways off to get overly confident in the data, currently promises a longer period 16s SW swell in the 8-10ft range, with puffing offshore E winds.”

Gamble Ramble

Mikey C missed all four bets in the opening Women’s Round. No doubt he’ll be back on his (profitable) bullshit soon. As always, place your bets over at Betonline.AG.

Event winner
$100 on Ethan Ewing at +550 to win $550
$50 on Jack Robbo at +550 to win
$50 on JJF at +400 to win $200
$20 on LOB at +5000 to win $1,000
$25 on Brisa Hennessy at +2000 to win $500
$25 on Gabriela Bryan at 2000 to win $500
$50 on Bettylou Sakura Johnson at +700 to win $350

Men’s R1
$10 on Deivid Silva at +1000 to win $100
$20 on Ramzi Boukhiam at +225 to win $45
$100 on Ethan Ewing at -200 to win $50
$10 on Seth Moniz at +150 to win $15
$10 on Federico Morais at +400 to win $40
$20 on Imai Default at +225 to win $45
$10 on George Pittar at +500 to win $10
$10 on Ian Gentil at +45 to win $45


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

Top Two Women Axed Early, Three Join The 9+ Club, Kelly Reveals Reptile-Inspired Baby Name

Hint: it rhymes with Slater and could eat you (or a zebra).

May 26, 2024

The Stab Interview: 5x CT Winner, Budding Entrepreneur, And Stab High Invitee Julian Wilson

If you never retire, you can't call it a comeback.

May 25, 2024

The Best Surfing I’ve Ever Seen: Lachlan Mckinnon

How often does a filmer pay for the surfer's plane ticket?

May 25, 2024

Hurley Can Now Legally Rent A Car

A quarter-century in the surf game is no small feat.

May 24, 2024

Airs On Trees: Bosiny Cracked The High-Performance Wood Surfboard Code 

Feat. Paulownia wood reinforced with Kevlar, these boards are as light as PU and loaded with spring. 

May 23, 2024

What’s In A Wedge?

Enjoyable water movement, explained by an expert.

May 23, 2024

Watch: Tosh Tudor In ‘Tube Therapy’

The 19-year old offers prescriptive insights into Desert Point karma, backside tube poise, and Off-The-Wall…

May 23, 2024

Swell’s En Route, Slater’s Involved, Here Comes Teahupo’o… 

A Tahiti Pro preview.

May 22, 2024

Can Medina Overcome His CT Drought In Tahiti?

Tahurai Henry offers his picks for the SHISEIDO Tahiti Pro

May 21, 2024

The 35 Best Song Pairings In Surf Films, As Ranked By Dane Reynolds, Taylor Steele & You

From Noa Deane and Courtney Love, to Andy Irons and Coldplay, to Creed McTaggart and…

May 20, 2024

Is This The Most Cost Efficient Way To Noticeably Improve Your Surfing In A Single Month?

All you can eat for $1500 AUD at URBNSURF Melbourne.

May 20, 2024

Watch And Learn: How To Score A Solo Sesh At 8-Foot Teahupo’o With Leonardo Fioravanti

Skip lunch and gorge.

May 19, 2024

Full Frame: The Story Behind The Photo You’ve Seen 1,000 Times

A viral ménage à trois in Bali.

May 18, 2024

Meet The Man Who Runs Kelly Slater’s Burgeoning Surf Empire

The Stab Interview with Dylan Slater. 

May 18, 2024

How Surfers Get Paid: Season 2, Episode 4

80+ interviews later, it's time to "send out the chicks".

May 17, 2024

How To Get To Stab High Japan

BYO ligaments. 

May 16, 2024

CT Earlybirds, Tahitian Warlords, And Aspirational Teenagers Divide Spoils From “11 out of 10” Teahupo’o Blob

Eimeo Czermak, Balaram Stack, Liam O'Brien, Cannon Carr, and Ryan Miller divulge tales from the…

May 16, 2024

The Lefts Off The Rights

Detailing the goofy-footed proclivity to go against the grain.

May 15, 2024