The Clockwork Brand And A New Collab
The totally predictable best boardshorts of 2018 volume five: Hurley.
A Boardshort Guide in 2018? How adventurous!
In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re picking at Spring hors d’oeuvres, not-so-patiently awaiting an overdue summer feast.
So we enlisted the brands who keep the Stab gears turning, to send us their favorite trunks of the 2018 Spring and Summer lineups, grabbed legendary North Shore lensman Brian Bielmann, set up a North Shore studio on the sand at Keiki, and shot their top talent dripping wet, feet in the coarse pink sand.
Oh, and of course we had them fill out a cheeky questionnaire.
In the early 2000’s surfers were forced to endure whatever duds their sponsors delivered. Checkers, botanicals, stripes, paint splatters, graffiti scrawled across the top? You pay; I’ll wear. Two decades later, thankfully, brands are making boardies their rider will actually want to sport.
These have been carefully chosen, though we’ll bet these offend plenty, excite more than a few, and fly right over the heads of the rest of you…
It’s 2018. If you’re all-pleasing, you’re beige. The Divisive Age is upon us!
Meet Julian Wilson’s “Phantom Julian Wilson 18” Snapper Boardshort”
The brand that’s been churning out world tour surfers since logo tees couldn’t be kept on racks, have loosened their belt. This season, Hurley’s built a most eclectic selection, everything from red, white, blue, stars and stripes to pink paint drips and toucans. (And John Florence’s Phantoms, of course.)
The staff highlight, however, is the surprise collab with Pendleton—recall the flannel-and-cardigan combo that the Dude donned in the Big Lebowski? Their collab trunks are cut to an acceptable 18” – the sturdiest of the batch—with a Grand Canyon National Park hit, and like the rest of the Hurley/Pendleton mash-up, a portion of the proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation.
This Volume also includes:
For the season’s best boardshorts, head here.
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.
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.