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READER POLL 2017
We promise this won’t (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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Close READER POLL 2017
We promise this won't (really) hurt.

Wanna win a new surfboard? We have a custom Chilli ‘Black Vulture’ to gift (plus all the trim you’d expect from a premium dealer). To be in the running, just answer a few questions for us. It won’t take long.

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Pineapples Are Good In Prints And Best In Drinks

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.

So, we enlisted the brands who keep the Stab gears turning, to send us their favorite trunks of the 2018 Spring and Summer lineups, set up a North Shore studio on the sand at Keiki, and shot their top talent in them.

Oh, and we had them fill out a cheeky questionnaire.

In the early 2000’s surfers were forced to endure whatever their sponsors gave them. 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!

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Meet Parker Coffin’s “Savage Hineapple 19” Boardshorts”

Pineapples have a nice aesthetic. They’re erratic looking and sweet, with a tough exterior, they straddle the rims of beachside libations, and are often printed on a variety of things. Add a pot leaf to the fruity design and what you get is called the "Hineapple." What’s not to like? Here Parker Coffin stands, squinty-eyed and dripping wet from a quick dip at Ehukai beach, wrapped waist-down in Roark’s fruitiest.

Roark sent us through a batch of their Savage line (amongst a few others), a barbaric term for a selection of trunks that are just so gentle to the touch, and the Chiller 17.5” line has been given the nod of Office Favorite.

This volume also features:

Roark’s Savage Fuzed 19” Boardshort

Wander Yahmon 19” Boardshort

Chiller Sharron’s Hotspot 17.5” Boardshort

Savage Inity 19” Boardshort

Chiller Tourister 17.5” Boardshort

For the season's best boardshorts, head here.

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