Stab Magazine | Gallery: Lay Days In France Make For Long Nights

Gallery: Lay Days In France Make For Long Nights

A night of debauchery and pinball like only the Volcom crew can do.

style // Oct 5, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Some nights, you end up zipped into an empty coffin bag next to your car, and sleep soundly right where you are, in downtown Hossegor, the sound of the party still raging in the background. 

Last night, with a lay day already called, a few days of similarly underwhelming forecasts, the whole of downtown cordoned off for the evening, and a pinball tournament planned by the Volcom boys* right smack dab in the middle of Hossegor’s heart, at Cafe de Paris, it was always going to get a little messy.

With Red Bull Airborne dragging some of surfing’s loosest operators into town, their influence could be seen everywhere you looked last night. Everyone from the Coffin and Wright Brothers, to Griff Colapinto and Yago Dora, let their hair down alongside Chippa Wilson, Dion Agius, Noa Deane, and the rest of Kerrzy and Dave Prodan’s finely selected mixed mag of aerialists. 

With 20k hot in his pocket, young Eithan Osborne, an alternate at RBA after his performance at Stab High, stepped out of Cafe de Paris’ bustling bar and into the patio with not one, but two three-liter towers of Carlsberg for the gathered crew to clamor over, before skipping coyly over to hat has to be Joel Parkinson’s like fifteenth retirement send-off, at a vino-soaked and star-studded wine bar just around the corner, where Stab helped themselves to some bloody raw meat and some bloody good red, before heading back for a few final pints. 

Not the best night for an Airbnb to cancel at 11pm, but Stab‘s found itself in more uncomfortable of beds than a zipped-tight Da Kine coffin next to a rental car. 

Click through the gallery above, and scroll south, for a look at a fine French evening, indeed. 



Central California Homies. Sage Erickson and Parker Coffin.


Conner Coffin and Eric Geiselman, European massage train.


Sam Moody.


Yago knows how to party!


Sam Moody.


Volcom’s WSL-inspired pinball leaderboard


Sam Moody.


The competitive vibes were high for Volcom’s pinball tournament.


Sam Moody.

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Volcom Europe’s inimitable Guillem Cruells, keeping things together, eardrums-be-damned.


Sam Moody.


Matt Bemrose, blown out on Sam Moody’s camera, as shot by…


Noa Deane.


No clue who these two Frenchies were, but they came to party!


Kael Walsh.


Sam Moody.


Noa Deane, anything if approachable.


Sam Moody.


Parker Coffin, Griff Colapinto, and Ryan Perry, enjoying Cafe de Paris’ less pretentious offerings.


Sam Moody.


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