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The 10 Most Charming Instagram Clips Of 2017

Go on, have a thumb scroll. 

style // Dec 28, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

We have taken the long scroll back through the Stab feed and plucked out our 10 most engaging videos this year. The rise of social media changed the surf game, and we believe these clips deserve more than just their 30 seconds of fame. Take a breath away from the family, friends, bring the wine and have a scroll.

10. Brad Domke’s Softy-To-Skim Cylinder 

Brad Domke’s softy-to-skim cylinder crushed any board transfer this year. When it comes to ridiculous stunts and seemingly impracticable maneuvers, Domke’s our man. This shorebreak step off was quite exciting. 

Plays – 267,463

Likes – 35,614

Comments – 363

9.  Remembering “The Dock”

The Dock was our most noteworthy achievement this year and we needed to share that. It was all fun and games, and the wipeouts were aplenty. Similar to the time Taj jumped out of a helicopter, Stab reinvented what you may consider the “best take-off zone.”

Plays – 284,107

Likes – 22,755

Comments – 403

8. Breaking Into Kelly Slater’s Wave Ranch 

Of course we packed a drone when we missioned to the World Surf League’s worst-kept secret. We made it through sheer persistence, eventually. No phones were allowed inside however, but our pal Matt Kurvin raised his drone and delivered us the first shots from the overhead perspective.

Plays – 285,064

Likes- 33,185

Comments – 468

7. Noa Deane’s Finger Flip From “Candle”

Finger flip acid drops are in vogue! Stab adores Noa, his rugged approach and affliction for novelty waves are second to none. 

Plays – 294,518

Likes – 14,079

Comments – 97

6. Andrew Jacobson Is An Unlikely Charger

Andrew Jacobson is a 6-foot-5, 22-year-old unlikely charger, who after a mission to Namibia, found himself on a year-long quest to surf the world’s best waves spanning from Chopes to Bali to the Outerbanks. This was the story of a blue-collar lifeguard from Malibu who just happens to tear. 

Plays – 313,823

Likes – 24,475

Comments – 248

5. One Minute Of John John Florence At Large Rockpile

Whilst we covered all the action on the North Shore, we kept a close eye on the now 2x World Champ, John John Florence. The waves looked poor but John paddled out regardless. Local knowledge paid off. The way he takes to hefty surf on a board just breaking the six-foot mark sets him apart. There is no bobble in his turns. No stress. Rare flaws. This was the training that allowed him to take a second World Title. 

Plays – 323,449

Likes – 27,513

Comments – 390

4. Transparent Drone Barrels Done Right

This was one of the more visually pleasing drone clips we obtained this year. Matt Wizey AKA @the_low_hanging_fruit locked inside a crystal clear western beauty. Divinity really is a transparent sand drain.

Plays – 343,407

Likes – 43,157

Comments – 663

3. “The Dock”

“That thing would kill you if it hit you, yeah?” asked Noa Deane after the fact. “The Dock” was a short film we made with Volcom, a Stab concept shoot that introduced an alternative wave entry technique on the east coast of Bali back in May. (Somehow) No professional surfers were injured in the making!

Plays – 356,761 

Likes – 37,355

Comments – 941

2. Joel Parkinson

Joel Parkinson released this internet stopping footage only days ago from Kelly Slaters wave pool. Surfing atop Kalani Robb’s Skim which he has borrowed for the session, Parko put on a show. The screaming stoke of Mick Fanning can be heard from behind the lens. 

Plays – 504,593

Likes – 27,552

Comments – 471

1.  What The 2018 WSL Have In Store 

Cloudbreak and Lowers were booted. To be replaced with Kelly Slater’s wave pool in Lemoore, and Keramas. The title will still be decided at Pipe, for now. Our exclusive imagery from the ranch deserved a second look.

Plays – 729,689

Likes – 30,791

Commments – 1,502


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