Stab Recommends: Xmas Special Edition
It’s a fun springing Xmas gear on the group.
It’s even more fun when the big boss is the first to respond, prompting the minions to think on their feet and respond. You get to see who’s been suckling up to who, the good guys who look after their mates, who’s in who’s pocket. So without too much inane drivel, we give you a surfer’s last minute Xmas gift guide, chosen by the fine folk of Stabmag.com
A Travelling Necessity
Tie-downs with rubber covering are efficient and, quite frankly, outstanding. The protective cover means if you time it well you can throw over the car and loop inside in one swift motion without damaging the 120y’s paint job.
Mid-Century Mod Chippa Wilson Frames
A Standard Issue US Military frame pulled straight from Big Wednesday.
The pro-lite board bag with the hidden stash is chic, light and durable. Cept, who ever selects maroon from a pantone book FFS? Hmmm, when is off-red ever a good idea?
“I Only Wear Yamamoto Rubber”
Now that I’ve tested the lot, I’m all about Yamamoto rubber. And Feral’s pure-neoprene blend is everything you’ll need for warm, comfy, and inconspicuous surfs around the world.
A Modern Essential
The double-wall insulated drink bottle is a must pack for a day trip, whether it’s the beach or the glacier.
Coffee Table Filler From A Surf Photography Don
Support independent books. Broken: Twenty-five years of ocean photography, and On Bones: Black and white street photography.
A Subtly Logoed Veeco Second Skin
Take the edge off those crisp afternoons with a simply handsome two-mil pullover wettie top.Volcom rubber, now available to the public.
The Bootie To End All Booties
Let’s be honest, Vans was always going to kill the game with their first cold water surf boot. All hail the Sidestripe!Ah just cave and get a pair.
Best Present Ever
There’s no concrete rule as to the age reached when a four pack of towels becomes an interesting gift, but j’arrive! Whether you’re a home owner trying to fill your home with nothing but finery, or a rental grub (solidarity forever) desperately attempting to make yourself feel stable, nothing says adult comfort like high-quality, matching bathware. Slowtide are clearly aware of this fact, and have dipped their toe into the ‘home’ space accordingly.
“Airlines Hate Me:” Bad Boy RyRy’s Guide To Surf Travel
Want to get pampered at the pointy end of the plane for free?
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.
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.