Bathing Bottoms, Holes And Airy Illumination
The totally predictable best boardshorts of 2018 Volume Six: REEF.
A Boardshort Guide in 2018? How adventurous!
In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re picking at Spring hors d’oeuvres, not-so-patiently awaiting an overdue summer feast.
So we enlisted the brands who keep the Stab gears turning, to send us their favorite trunks of the 2018 Spring and Summer lineups, grabbed legendary North Shore lensman Brian Bielmann, set up a North Shore studio on the sand at Keiki, and shot their top talent dripping wet, feet in the coarse pink sand.
Oh, and of course we had them fill out a cheeky questionnaire.
In the early 2000’s surfers were forced to endure whatever duds their sponsors delivered. Checkers, botanicals, stripes, paint splatters, graffiti scrawled across the top? You pay; I’ll wear. Two decades later, thankfully, brands are making boardies their rider will actually want to sport.
These have been carefully chosen, though we’ll bet these offend plenty, excite more than a few, and fly right over the heads of the rest of you…
It’s 2018. If you’re all-pleasing, you’re beige. The Divisive Age is upon us!
Meet Evan Geiselman’s “Peeler 20” Boardshort”
Freedom, stretch, and new tech is far from dead in 2018.
Reef present their Holey line, a capsule with perforated fabric, thousands of tiny holes poked through the trunk’s fabric for air and water flow. (Which sounds like a gimmick, but we tried them on, and they feel like you’re wearing nothing: great for yoga, karate kicks, watching tv, and, uh, shredding!)
The office pick from this batch is the Swimmer 18” Boardshort.
The Volume also includes:
For the season’s best boardshorts, head here.
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While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.
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An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.
PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua
Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.
Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine
Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.
The Tragic Parallels Between The Murder Of Ricardo Dos Santos & 8x World Jiu Jitsu Champion Leandro Lo
Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast
Finger flips, shaping with Zion Wright, slurpees, Hawaiian takeovers, and the king of Surfline rewinds.
Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”
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How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months
Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.