Stab Magazine | Good Evening: Vissla Premieres Dream Steeple In Huntington Beach

Watch 'Wildcard: The Moana Jones-Wong Story'


Good Evening: Vissla Premieres Dream Steeple In Huntington Beach

Van Lyfe. 

style // Jun 14, 2016
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Just a few miles north of the commercially nauseating Main Beach, Vissla premiered their new film: Dream Steeple at Don The Beachcomber off PCH in Sunset Beach. The turnout was just right… or sardine packed. 

In the fog filled streets of San Francisco’s Sunset District the Dream Steeple was born. It was the brain child of Jay Nelson and Corban Campbell. The modified surf van served as the film’s adhesive. The film itself was a dose lo-fidelity supported by dream-like soundtrack. Cam Richards played the part as the most featured surfer, we’ll call him the star. However, Vissla’s team is eclectic and consists of everything from high-performance to alternative surf gurus Derrick Disney and Bryce Young. Mr Eric Gieselman was one of the film’s standouts, with heavy Puerto Rican and Hawaiian tunnels and a few backflips for good measure. 

When the film ended it was standing room only and the crowd was as saucy as Thursday night in Orange County permits. Mystic Braves took the stage and fueled the party with psych-rock reverberation and groovy get ups. The whole thing was very on brand. As social lubricants loosened up the feet tapping folk, the dance floor was born. We shuffled, boogied, flapped arms, spilt drinks and cavorted to the distorted wails emitting from center stage. At some point a mosh-pit broke thanks to the party’s fucked up youth, which was a bit strange and didn’t quite fit the jangley noises pouring from the amps. It got sweaty (in a bad way) and weird… testosterone increased to an uncomfortable level. Apparently the plan was to get rowdy — and rowdy it got.


Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent


Unlocked: ‘Nozvid’ In All Its Glory

Two years and $100K later.

Dec 8, 2022

How To Watch The Vans Pipe Masters

With less than 24 hours to go, we've put together a complete list of rules…

Dec 7, 2022

Watch: Stab’s Best Wetsuits of 2023

Our quest to objectively establish the best men's suit, women's suit, and booties out of…

Dec 7, 2022

Eithan Osborne Belongs On The 2003 World Tour

But he's gotten an invite to the 2022 Vans Pipe Masters, so we caught up…

Dec 7, 2022


“I Could Do Reels And Surf Two Foot Beachies And Hoard Cash But That’s Moral Suicide”

Noa Deane’s thoughts on money, media, airs in glassy waves and more.

Dec 7, 2022

Wildcard: The Moana Jones-Wong Story

The rise and rise of Mrs. Pipeline.

Dec 6, 2022

Watch: Torrey Meister’s Gunslinging SEOTY Entry

"Bull-riding is such a great warmup for surfing big waves."

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


‘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


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