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Stab’s Most Wanted: Hardware

Time to fill that missing link in your surf inventory.

style // Dec 21, 2018
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Welcome to the third of Stab‘s three part series celebrating little more than our very own hard-programmed hedonistic values. It’s called Stab‘s Most Wanted and it’s a short list of joy inducing items that money can buy, hand picked by Stab Staff from the digital aisles of SurfStitch.com. Slide down and see if you share our taste in first world delights or view our Surfboard and boardshort picks.

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Easily overlooked but no less important, surf hardware and accessories form the backbone of any functional quiver.

Think about it, without a leash you’ll be swimming, forget your fins and you’ll forget your bottom turn (with exceptions!), lose your fin key and don’t expect to replace them. Wax, grip, covers, they’ll make life much, much easier as a surfer.

Now, as we soar towards the climax of the gifting season and mother asks what you’d like to unwrap this year, stop and think. Take. Your. Time.

Are you missing anything we’ve mentioned above?

Now’s your chance to address the trivial but critical items lacking from your boot, garage, boardbag or wet bucket.

If you need a little assistance, take a minute to see what Stab’s staff are hoping to find under a small pine tree this December 25th.

FAR KING EDITED

Mike Ciaramella – Stab Writer

Throw it in the boat and forget about it! A dry bag protects all your precious goodies from fish blood, airborne beer, and the rare but not altogether impossible boat capsizing. For anything water-related, you can’t beat a proper dry bag, and this Far King version covers all the bases.

Shop here.

OCTO JOE EDITED

Morgan Williamson – Stab‘s Senior Editor

This is just the sleekest, sexiest, and most inoffensive tail pad that has ever been made for a surfboard. It’s flat, corduroy, and cozy underfoot.

Shop here.

TIE DOWNS EDITED

Tom Bird – Stab‘s Deal Maker/Breaker

Annoyingly practical when you’re on holidays and car jumping. Baby seats can really fuck up surfboard logistics. These solve all problems.

Shop here.

CHRISTENSEN FINS EDITED

Jake Embrey – Stab‘s Director Of Waste Disposal

A nice set of twins to complement the craft you should be opting for this summer. Thrusters are overrated, especially in one foot slop.

Shop here. 

TOOLS EDITED

Rick Snowden – Stab‘s Content And Social Media Manager

Not sure if it’s just me but no matter how hard I try to keep my tools organised, when I need something, it’s never there. Fin key, Phillips head, whatever; the more important, the less likely it is to be found when required, and there’s nothing worse than being grounded when the waves are on because of a hardware misplacement or malfunction.

Shop here.

CI COVER EDITED

Ashton Goggans – Stab‘s Editor In Chief

Sage Erickson dragged one of these beauties up to our V-Land lair, stuffed with fresh Merricks. It’s understated, tough as nails, light on logos, and absent of almost all contrasting colors. Love it.

Shop here.

 

OCTO CHIP EDITED

Shinya Dalby – Stab‘s Softboard Extraodinaire

Ever since I watched Chippa Wilson’s Octopus ‘Video No. 04’ part, I just want everything Chippa Wilson. Tail pad, soft board, and full body tattoos!

Shop here.

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