Stab Magazine | A New Sticker And A Handful Of Mentawais Moments With Imogen Caldwell

A New Sticker And A Handful Of Mentawais Moments With Imogen Caldwell

“I mostly just laid around and ate, there was always food being put out and I can’t help myself!”

style // Jun 28, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Stab’s undeniably an avid follower of Imogen Caldwell’s travels.

Wherever she goes, there’s usually a photog on hand, shooting Imogen hurling herself into dangerous situations on a surfboard or capturing her daily meandering, hunting waves, riding motorcycles, or casting a line with her man, who happens to be a fine waterman himself, Cortney Brown.

More often than not, though, she’s actually working, looking fantastic for the lense—she is a professional model after all—and we’re more than delighted to have her gracing our screens once again.

This time she’s been in the Mentawai Islands – a stone’s throw from her natural habitat in the red desert of Western Australia.

This isn’t the first time Gold Coast lensman and long time Stab contributor, Juan Medina has shot with Imogen. The pair worked together a year ago back in WA, the images still fresh in our memories. At the time, Miss Caldwell told us of her idolisation of Sabre Norris, a description of her ideal getaway (involving a weber and a swag in the middle of nowhere) and how her favourite time for love is “anytime, all the time.”

It’s this kind of attitude that holds our hearts captive.

With this recent batch, we also noticed a little something different about Imogen—or, more specifically, with her surfboard: a new sticker! 

We dropped her a line to catch up.

0Y0A0163 1

Hey Imogen, we’ve just been handed a dreamy gallery from your recent Mentawais vaycay. How was it?

We got the odd few, surfing mostly in the South. Nothing big, but it was so fun. The boat we were on,

Sibon Charters

, it’s such a beauty!

What is it that keeps drawing you back to this part of the world?
I love living on boats, surfing all day, eating good food.. Far out, what’s not to like?! It’s a lot like home, remote and the same easy lifestyle.

0Y0A4769 copy

You get any A-plus days?
We got Thunders the best, barely anyone out, clean and consistent little barrels all day.

What else did you get up to outside surfing?
A bit of fishing, Juan and I swam to shore and shot some photos as well. I mostly just laid around and ate, there was always food being put out and I can’t help myself!

DJI 0138

These trips are pretty old hat for you, any surprises this visit?
I found out when I landed in Padang that I’d be sharing the boat with 12 Portuguese dudes. Even though they rarely spoke English, it was an interesting trip – I did a lot of listening.

You’ve changed sponsors since we last spoke, what’ve we missed?
Yeah! I’ve joined the O’Neill family. They are such an awesome brand, I couldn’t be more stoked.


What’ve you got planned this year?
A lot of travel. I already have a few trips locked in, which is exciting. Working on a few things in and out of the water, I don’t want to say too much at this point you’ll just have to wait and see!


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

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up


Most Recent

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

The Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Returns In 2023

Can anyone beat John Florence and Carissa Moore in a three-week window?

Dec 1, 2022

What Will Airs Look Like In 10 Years?

The final installment of our editorial exploration into the nuances of airborne surfing.

Dec 1, 2022


Can A South African Cavern Queen With No Pipeline Experience Do Well At The Vans Pipe Masters?

Sophie Bell will have a steep learning curve in Hawaii.

Nov 30, 2022

After Years Of Tragic Shark Attacks, Surf Competition Returns To Reunion Island — And A CT Event Could Follow

"We compete at J-Bay and Margarets where there's the same problem." -Johanne Defay

Nov 30, 2022


Sharing Tubes And Hummus In The Middle East’s Surfing Jewel: Israel

No Contest does Tel Aviv!

Nov 29, 2022


Joao Chianca Wants A Pipeline Rematch With JJF

And ain't afraid to ride more foam to do it in the Vans Pipe Masters.

Nov 29, 2022

An Unorthodox Marriage Of Science And Surf

Cliff Kapono and The Mega Lab are changing stereotypes on all fronts.

Nov 28, 2022


Harry Bryant Dumps Crutches, Visualizes Pipeline Pits After Snapping Leg

“For once in my life, I’m taking something a bit more serious."

Nov 27, 2022

What If You Bought This Sumatran Surf Camp For $690k?

Making a blue print out of surfing's most recurring day dream.

Nov 27, 2022

Sierra Kerr On Greasing Full Rotes, Making Dad Cry & Her Concussion @ VSHPBME 

'I haven’t got my license yet, but I'm thinking of buying a little truck.'

Nov 27, 2022


“There Definitely Needs To Be More Girls That Try Airs”

Caity Simmers' thoughts on her Vans Pipe Masters debut.

Nov 26, 2022