Stab Recommends: Five Things (And Taking To The Streets)
It’s a walk out.
Writing about material possessions a day before the world goes on strike seems futile, but as always in surfing, David Rastovich is an excellent tool for opening conversations.
It seems to be a similar sentiment that Rasta has felt throughout his surfing career: making a living via the self-gratifying act of riding waves seems inconsequential to the conscious mind. However, surfing’s a global pursuit with an eclectic list of practicers, which makes it a great vehicle for talking about whatever you like. So without further ado – climate change is as real as the science that proves it, the establishment needs to start working with the masses in order to address it, and tomorrow is ground zero for making yourself heard. Stab recommends ditching work for a few hours and standing with the kids (for the kids).
Quads have slipped out of vogue, but they’ll be back and we’ll be waiting with the prettiest set of signature fins on the market. Thou shall not part with hardware bearing the name of one David Rastovich.
Loud pants/quiet shirt or vice versa. We’ve long praised corduroy as the textile that pant dreams are made of, and these maroon Polar Skate numbers are the perfect combination of comfort and ‘Ooh, those pants are nice.’
Fruity Trunks, Just in Time for Summer
If you’ve spent winter surfing and trying to physically exercise your mental health into something resembling a functioning adult brain, then you’ll need a risqué pair of trunks to showcase your physical condition. Banks’s fruity trunk game has no equals.
Tech Pack Without The Price Tag
Octopus gear gets a healthy plug from us because everyone uses it, and really, there’s no greater compliment. Well designed luggage is indispensable on the road, and Octopus’s darlingly named ‘Mega Normal Adventure Pack’ is everything you need in a two strap.
Frames Your Lady Would Steal
We live in the time of unisex, and if you’re taste lies on the fruitier end of the spectrum that’s nothing but good news. These Rim of The World yellow lens numbers will either make you look like a million bucks or 50 Rupiah, outlook dependant.
How Surfers Get Paid, Episode 1
What is a professional surfer? Never-before-told stories from within "The Industry."
Can Anyone Beat Robbo?
The Spartan plays footsies, wildcards go switch & the broadcast sentences us to HOLD limbo…
The Post-COVID Surf Tourism Boom In The Mentawais
Three business owners detail pandemic struggles and what it's like to be back in full…
“Airlines Hate Me:” Bad Boy RyRy’s Guide To Surf Travel
Want to get pampered at the pointy end of the plane for free?
Carissa Moore is now two heats away from her 6th World Title, btw.
What Happens When You Borrow A Pro’s Board?
Joyride: The Shrizz from PANDA surfboards.
UPDATE: People Are Still Surfing ‘La Jetee’ in Reunion Island
Returning to the best & sharkiest air wave in the world, as seen in Mod…
These Are Your Favorite (Female) Surfers
What the Stab reader survey teaches us about taste.
Fear And Loathing in Mainland Mex
Parker Coffin, Harry Roach, and the Roark crew embark on an authentic Oaxacan (surf) trip.
While Everyone Flocked To Tahiti, Kelly Stayed in Jbay
...And proceeded to rip the hell out of it on a "borrowed" 5-finned Tomo.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.