Stab Magazine | Stab Recommends: Xmas Special Edition

Stab Recommends: Xmas Special Edition

Blaggers delight.

style // Dec 23, 2019
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 2 minutes

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

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. 

Not flash, but the best presents never are.



Mid-Century Mod Chippa Wilson Frames

A Standard Issue US Military frame pulled straight from Big Wednesday. 

A welcome break from square or round frames.




Wool-pulling Boardbag

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?

Smarter than your average bag.

“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. 

Invest in quality.


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.

If you don’t already, get yourself one.

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.

Support a noble man with a noble cause.


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. 

Give the gift of adult comfort, here.


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