Stab Magazine | Core Moments Of Stab: Taj Burrow In 'The Angle Of God'

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Core Moments Of Stab: Taj Burrow In ‘The Angle Of God’

As determined by surf throwback enthusiast, @surfcore2001.

style // Jul 24, 2017
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

Welcome back to a completely impromptu and semi-meaningless celebration of the past, hosted by an Instagram personality Stab digs: @surfcore2001. With an accredited degree in early 2000’s surf history (we’ll fact-check that later), Mr Core’s account is a highly recommended follow. A go to click if your digital appetites can only be satisfied by boards over 6’2″, ‘nooners’, shin-skimming shorts, swollen-tongued Osiris kicks and oil rigged shades.

Self-described as “Hi Performance internet content for the Y2K surfing enthusiast,” his posts are nostalgic with a tongue-in-cheek twist. After successive daily double taps we fired the account’s mastermind a loose brief: Send us Stab’s most core moments of yesteryear.

We’ve already shared episode one and two from our reflective series, here’s the latest:

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The Angle Of God, Issue 1, 2004

This one winds the clock right back, all the way in fact, to Stab‘s very first issue. Taj Burrow played lead in the magazine’s flagship feature, a photoshoot that, in the modern era of the drone, would be considered a spectacular waste of money. In 2004 however, it was a groundbreaking affair – the first time performance surfing had been tracked from the sky. Twelve thousand Australian dollars were spent to have a Vietnam vet fly a chopper full of photographers over TB, while Jake Paterson whipped him in to Yallingup kickers below. Taj was at the pinnacle of hi-fi surfing at this point. He’d narrowly missed his shot at taking a title, though with the quality of his print, DVD (and VHS!) features, losing heats wouldn’t nearly be enough to extinguish his fire. Read up, here.

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“@surfcore2001 presents: Core Moments in Stab History Issue 1 – The Angle of GOD Genesis: In the beginning, on ancient print-media scrolls, tribal elders wrote the tale of our saviour, @tajamos, parting the seas on a Yamaha Jetski and ascending towards the heaven. Kept warm by his ceremonial gown (3/2 backzip billabong oscillator) Saint Teebs surfed for 2 days straight, performing countless double-grab miracles, baptising the heathen mortals on the shoulder.
Watched over by the big beardy man in the sky, @dustin_humphrey, sacrificed himself and several wafer-thin webber blades to summon a new-age in surf media and a lit opening section to Fair Bits. To this day, devout followers still make a pilgrimage to the holy land, Yallingup, to hopefully see their corelord walk on water.

#doublegrabrenaissance #corediciples #tribalelders #fairbits #oldtestament #coremomentsinasussmag #dadsthatrip #tribalelders #whipinsforoursins #jesuswearsabackzip #biblicallylit #tajburrowsbookofhotsurfing #jakepatterson #thesnake #theoriginalsin #iconic #riptwig”

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