Watch: Vans Stab High Indonesia, Presented By Monster Energy, Episode 3 - Stab Mag

'Wildcard - The Moana Jones-Wong Story' Premieres December 6

7912 Views

Watch: Vans Stab High Indonesia, Presented By Monster Energy, Episode 3

The Rotation Round commences after a sudden-death surf-off.

cinema // Nov 11, 2022
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Ever been in an Indonesian standoff? Rasta Robb and Noa Deane have.

As you may have seen in Episode 2 of Vans Stab High Indonesia Presented by Monster Energy (VSHIPBME), the two wildly contrasting surfers landed very comparable straight airs — our judges couldn’t parse them.

For your viewing pleasure — and to avoid making an impossible decision — we sentenced Noa and Robbie to a straight air death-match to decide who’d advance to the rotation round. Apparently, Rasta Robb was so nervous the night before that he tried, unsuccessfully, to sleep at 6pm. 

Did his strategy work? You’re about to find out.

Moments before an honorable duel. All photos: Jimmy Wilson

Per our new format, Episode 3 is all about rotations, which has one fairly obvious rule: you’ve gotta spin to win. Straight airs done in a heat won’t count toward anything besides a potential Monster Air entry. Only rotations — reverses, alley-oops, backflips, shuv-its, barney rolls, etc. — will be considered viable maneuvers to advance surfers into the final. 

We opened Episode 3 with a Periscopes freesurf session, where a semi-retired Josh Kerr managed to out-perform every surfer in the event. We then followed up with a round of Ladybirds spins, and watched the gals fight fin and rail for their spots in the final.

Quincy Symonds understood the assignment.

We won’t go any further into detail about the men’s rotation round, as the footage does all the talking. All we’ll say is the judging decisions weren’t easy, courtesy of a pulsing swell and our very committed surfers. 

In addition to the horizon-shattering airs, we’ve got more candid content from our surfers, and Mikey C bets his sunglasses on a certain in-form regular footer. Tune in above for Episode 3 of Vans Stab High Indonesia Presented by Monster Energy, and hang on to your squid lids.

Dakoda Walters amidst a very memorable pirouette.

Episode 4 of VSHIPBME, drops Thursday, November 17 at 6pm PT.

You can watch Episode 1 here and Episode 2 here.

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

Watch: Torrey Meister’s Gunslinging SEOTY Entry

A digital collage of Backdoor mutants, Portuguese slabs, and of course, bull-riding.

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

21:04

‘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

3:53

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

The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Returns In 2023

Can anyone beat John Florence and Carissa Moore in a three-week window?

Dec 1, 2022

What Will Airs Look Like In 10 Years?

The final installment of our editorial exploration into the nuances of airborne surfing.

Dec 1, 2022

3:31

Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters?

Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.

Nov 30, 2022

After Years Of Tragic Shark Attacks, Surf Competition Returns To Reunion Island — And A CT Event Could Follow

"We compete at J-Bay and Margarets where there's the same problem." -Johanne Defay

Nov 30, 2022

24:32

Sharing Tubes And Hummus In The Middle East’s Surfing Jewel: Israel

No Contest does Tel Aviv!

Nov 29, 2022

4:18

Joao Chianca Wants A Pipeline Rematch With JJF

And ain't afraid to ride more foam to do it in the Vans Pipe Masters.

Nov 29, 2022
Advertisement