An Introduction To Tom Carroll And Hector Santamaria’s Perfectionist Board Crafter
Watch: Oakley Obsessives with Max Stewart of Eye Symmetry.
You’ve got to do something, right?
The glory days of endless degrees on government dime and bountiful social security are a distant memory, so presently, for good or ill, one must work.
There’s plenty of dismal jobs out there: relatively straightforward to obtain, easy to explain to your grandparents, and, if your heart beats with a vaguely creative flutter, universally soul-crushing.
So what you gunna do?
Well, if surfing’s your thing you’ve got a number of avenues open to you, but know this, it takes time, perseverance and nothing short of a herculean obsession with fine-tuning your craft to make your vocation a reality. But, it can be done.
Come and meet the hyper passionate folk who’ve turned passion into fruitful careers with Stab and Oakley’s ‘Obsessives’.
Max Stewart seems far too young to be as set up and onto it as he is. While at first he might seem left field, brash even, once you’ve spent a little time with him you find out what it really is: the guy’s smart. Like, frighteningly so.
Instead of being the sort who puts their intellect to lofty ideas, or the pursuit of great wealth, Max dedicates everything he’s got to his craft, which is building the best surfboards he possibly can, and furthering design, whether in process, materials or his shaping. Knowing firsthand the work ethic and scrupulous attention to detail he possesses, he’s an obsessive in every sense of the word.
Stab Surfer of the Year: John John Florence, Italo Ferreira, Balaram Stack, Rolo Montes, and Shaun Manners
Day 9: "You can't do better than his year last year." - John John Florence
Full Moon Surfs, Impassable Puddles, And A Few Nights Spent Sleeping In A WSL Commentary Booth
A reader-submitted collection of nonconformist surf stories.
Carissa Moore And Finn McGill Are Your 2023 Vans Triple Crown Of Surfing Champions
They both pocket $50k and tickets to this year’s Vans Pipe Masters.
The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 5
Mason Ho helps us ring in our final week on the North Shore.
Goofyfoot Brazilian World Champion Stars In Stab’s Biggest Board-Testing Franchise
Can you guess who?
Surf Community Rallies To Raise Funds For Eddie Winner And On-Duty Hawaiian Lifeguard Luke Shepardson
Because it's the right thing to do, of course.
Interview: Caity Simmers On Machete Wars, Rihanna, Personal Project Problems, And The Rise Of Female Surf Content.
A toast to ‘Toasted.’
Stab Surfer of the Year: Creed McTaggart, Albee Layer, Laura Enever, Dane Guduaskas, and Selema Masekela
Day 8: "65 years young and charging just as hard as ever at Pipe, Backdoor,…
“I’m Not A Big Wave Guy”
How Kai Paula accidentally made his mark at Jaws three weeks after surfing it for…
A toes in the sand, phone in the lagoon account of the 10th Eddie Aikau…
Breaking: Another CT Rookie Injured Before First Event
Sophie McCulloch pulls out of Pipeline due to Snapper Rocks snafu.
Watch: ‘Toasted,’ By Caity Simmers
Your favorite surfer directs, edits, and stars in her first feature film.
On-Duty North Shore Lifeguard Luke Shepardson Wins The Eddie Aikau
Local man prevails over 39 big-wave heavyweights at 29ft @ 19 seconds Waimea.
The Eddie Aikau Invitational Is On
Grab a beverage and enjoy surfing's Super Bowl Sunday
The Women’s CT Is About To See A Generational Shift
Only three women have won a Title in the past 15 years. Here's why that's…
“One For Marcio” – Albee Layer’s Tribute To Mad Dog
Imagine treating 30ft Jaws like Backdoor.
Stab Surfer of the Year: Noa Deane, Jamie O’Brien, Parker Coffin, Cliff Kapono, and Brendan Buckley
Day 7: "It's like he feels more comfortable when it’s as gnarly as it gets."…