Stab Recommends: Five Things You’ll Actually Be Able To Use In The Next Six Months
Unless you live in Spain, Portugal, San Diego, New Zealand…ah you get the point.
Has anyone else realised quite how potent an antidepressant surfing is recently?
Uncertain times have had us retreating to the one thing guaranteed to ward off the mind fog, albeit temporarily: our beloved surf. Thankfully the mess we’re in has coincided with a favourable run of swell (if you’re on the east coast of Oz, at least) and the one thing that’s become quite clear is the right equipment has the ability to take something “fun” and make it, well, orgasmic. Here’s the gear that’s been getting us up and off.
Ventura’s Latest Fly Boy x STAB
Enough kick to stop you Mick Fanning-yourself, and soft, adhesive deck to keep your hoof planted. Eithan Oz sure can fly, now you can too (ability pending).
Clean aesthetic, the makings of a stellar team (Dion and Beej Gibbons the first additions), quality rubber and a French outlook, what’s not to like?
One Set of Rubber Daps to Rule Them All
The rubber boot that changed the way we look at aquatic footwear, and with good reason: fifty years of Vans skate tech crammed into a surf boot, and the stripe, swoon the stripe.
Like Wearing Nothing At All (Minus The Front Crawl)
Feel leash-less, without the tedious swimming. The Superlite’s billed as the comfiest cord in the biz with good reason: sleek exterior, soft inner, and we haven’t snapped one yet.
Land Might Be Monotonous, Brine Need Not
It’s the decade of shake-ups, so why not try something new and cut through the chaos at mach ten on with a set of chic quads beneath the back foot.
Can A GQ Cover Boy Take Out Teahupo’o?
Kauli Vaast is your incredibly handsome Tahiti trials winner.
Watch: Ramble On With Caity Simmers
An action-rich tour behind the scenes of her triumphant first voyage to Oz.
PSA: Surf Filmers Not Welcome In Nicaragua
Cameras and drones are being seized on arrival, Stab spoke with two recent visitors.
Inside The Alternative Surfboard Marketing Machine
Two of the biz's best — Matt Parker and Blake Peters — spill many beans.
Two Brazilian sporting icons killed brazenly by off-duty police officers.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: In The Belly Of The Beast
Albee Layer Discusses His Not-So-Budding Acting Career And The Upcoming Film “Sweet Adventure”
"Matt and Nora were tripping a little harder than I was just because they weren't…
How A Former CT Surfer Gets “Absolute Beginners” Barreled In A Matter Of Months
Luke Stedman elaborates on his Blackball surf programs.
Sweeter Than Stolen Honey
A versatile Haydenshapes x Dylan Graves HP (and soft board) tested in weird waves.
15-Year-Old Ladybird Erin Brooks Makes Final In All-Men’s Tuberiding Event
And Clay Marzo takes the dub.
Are We Looking At Reef Sculpting The Wrong Way?
The pros, cons, possibilities, and mechanisms of changing reefs to suit our surfing desires.
The Gudang Trio Discusses Brotherhood And How To Make It To The Mountain Top Together
Positive sibling vibrations we should all aspire to.
Everyone’s Local Zone Has A Mythical Wave
Kai Lenny, Imaikalani DeVault, Eli Hanneman and friends get to surf theirs.
The Pick-Up, Vans US Open: Harry Bryant Vs. The Wedge
First Look: The 2022 Electric Acid Surfboards
Did our questionable EAST gamble pay off for Mick Fanning's Maldivian quiver ?