Stab Podcast: "We've Just Scratched The Surface Of What Is Possible On A Surfboard"
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Stab Podcast: “We’ve Just Scratched The Surface Of What Is Possible On A Surfboard”

Nathan Fletcher’s take on the future evolution of aerial surfing.

stabfm // May 18, 2021
Words by Jack Mutschler
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Podcasts are a pretty weird concept. They’re a weekly conversation with someone that never hears our thoughts, but we patiently await every single one of theirs. It’s an unhealthy relationship, but for some reason, we never miss an episode.

It seems too late to stop now, so let’s unconsciously inward dive into this week’s episode of The Drop.

Taj Burrow stepped out of competitive retirement for the first time in five years, earning himself a wildcard for Rottnest CT stop. Unfortunately, the wave quality was sub-par, and Burrow got the boot in the elimination round with Jack Freestone and Griffin Colapinto. One thing Taj did succeed with was packing his board bags. Did anyone else recognize a board or two from Stab In The Dark?

After suffering another knee injury and making an early exit from Australia, John John claims he will heal in time for the Olympics. How is that possible? Perhaps it has something to do with his friend Dr. Kramer. Kramer has an extensive track record in the world of surf-related injuries, being the specialist chosen by guys like Kelly Slater and Kolohe Andino.

A Chat With Big Dick Power Surfer

His legal name is Big Dick Power Surfer, but you might know him as Brendan Buckley. Currently enlisted as Stab’s Editor in Chief, Buck has a résumé that includes roles at respected entities like Surfing Magazine, Quiksilver, and the ASP. BDPS reveals the secret behind balancing surfing’s funny tidbits with insightful information. While his career as a professional surfer wasn’t all that glamorous, he makes up for his mediocrity by owning the entirety of professional surfing.

A thought-provoking talk with Nathan Fletcher
If there’s anyone in surfing who should be mic’d up 24/7, it’s Nathan Fletcher. Mikey C was able to pull Nathan away from Stab High hooplah and get his take on a few subjects. Discussion includes but not limited to:
– the dynamic of growing up in the Fletcher Family
– the need for better surf helmets
– Nathan’s infinite list of surf-related injuries
– the future of aerial surfing

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