Stab Recommends: 5 Miscellaneous, Surf-Based Items
Hardware only a surfer could love.
There’s been internal discussions that we don’t push enough “hardware.”
The point was counteracted with, “But do you actually love any of your hardware”, which progressed into a dull conversation of which leashes everyone liked best (Ocean and Earth, all the way). Short of a Stab Recommends: Five Basically Identical Leashes, we rounded up a few things, old and new, that are on high rotation in the cars and wetsuit buckets of those who populate Stab HQ. Dive in.
The rugby shirt fell by the sartorial wayside thanks to its association with foppish English private schoolboys, but we shouldn’t have been so quick to cast it aside. Thicker than a tee but not as bulky as a sweat, this tasteful striped number from Roark is perfect for those in-between days that perpetuate the life of a surfer.
The Original Fun Boy’s Signature Grip
It’s a shame Australians can’t become “Sirs” anymore because we’d like to nominate Taj Burrow for “services to showing others how to have a good old time.” Let’s face it, the practicality of grips is universal, so choosing one’s a popularity contest. In our office it’s TB every time.
A Fine Rubber Offering
When Vissla sprung out of the ground wetsuits were at the top of the agenda, and it shows. The 7 Seas is their latest (petroleum free) neoprene offering and has all the stretch, warmth and durability you could possibly desire. The tastefully decorated outer with minimal branding is a bonus.
Black Trunks With A Twist
RVCA always have a few great pairs of black trunks in rotation, and these are the current pick. Love the simple design with a little Brain Dead twist.
Just in time for summer (or a Central run, for our comrades in the N hemi)
Skate Tech In a Surf Shoe
Vans have been at the forefront of skate shoe design since ’66, so when they decide to pour all that know how into a wetsuit boot, we listen. The fact that they’re handsome as hell is the cherry next to the pie.
“I’m A West Oz Bogan For Sure, I Just Don’t Have The Mullet”
The first SEOTY entry of 2023 is ‘Into Dust’ ft. Jacob Willcox.
Warren Smith on New Welcome Rivers Range and Buying Jaguars on Facebook Marketplace
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Wavegarden Spills How The Sausage Is Made
BTS of their global air wave rollout ft. Yago Dora, Dion Agius, Reef Heazlewood and…
Minds, Machines, And The Magic Of Hands
How modern shapers split their time between designing files and hand-finishing boards.
Are Hectic Lefts The Final Finless Frontier?
William Aliotti is on the right-foot-forward fringes.
Watch: Luke + Eddie
A mostly unknown, on-duty lifeguard won the most prestigious big-wave event in history. How Luke…
A Pipe Master, Ryan Burch, And Some Pickle Forks On The Eastern Seaboard
This one ticks a lot of boxes
Brazil Has A Talent Problem
And three other things we learned from the Rip Curl Pro Portugal.
Mick Fanning On A Unicorn, Bags Of Dicks, And A Shocking Script Read By Surfing’s Biggest Stars
Vaughan Blakey and Nick Pollet on their outrageous film, 'The Greatest Surf Movie In The…
Italo Ferreira Caught 63 Waves In An Hour
And other stats from our Stab in the Dark production.
Can A Freesurfer Go The Other Way? A Dakoda Walters Case Study
The 57-kilo Aussie has taken a Stab High approach to trad contest surfing.
Caity Simmers And João Chianca Fulfill Respective Prophecies Under Gaze Of Portuguese President
A very good day of competitive surfing.
“I Used To Only Surf Here With One Guy…His Name’s Henry, And He’s A Seal”
A contemplation on the frigid desolation of Iceland.
World #1 Carissa Moore Vanquished By Front Pad Toting Wildcard, Lucky Few Get Supertubed
‘Go hard or go home, innit’
Hungover Hold-Downs, Patent Feuds, And One-In-A-Million Malfunctions Involving 11x World Champs: The Story Of Surfing’s Inflatable Vests
These things changed the game.
Parker Coffin Tells Ex: ‘Thank You For Everything’
Freesurfing’s best communicator leaves a classy farewell to Roark.
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