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Semi Permanent is Australia’s best creative festival.
I’m not sure I would’ve ever attended Semi Permanent, had it not been for Stab’s publisher being invited to present one year (what a wild ride that was). I assumed Semi Perm was simply a design festival, and given that (attempting) the written word is my main craft, I didn’t think it’d mean all that much to me. How wrong I was. And I haven’t missed one since.
This is three-days dedicated to the creative sphere at its most progressive. It’s grown aggressively and incessantly since its inception, and this year’s program should alert you to the heft the event now carries; Oliver Stone (yup, the gent who scripted Scarface, Natural Born Killers, Midnight Express, Wall Street and so many more), speakers from Google, Vice, Nike, DesignStudio, Animal Logic, 72andSunny, Getty Images, Tesla, and more pertinently, Sea Shepherd, plus way more.
Semi Permanent is about looking behind, looking around, and looking forward, through presentations, discussion panels, experiential jams and everything else a young (or old) creative might like to absorb, or immerse themselves in. It’s eye-opening, to say the least, and comes with plenty of fun in the peripherals.
And unsurprisingly, it’s nearly sold out. If you have any interest in this world, Stab highly recommends a ticket transaction as soon as possible, which you can do here.
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."…
Five Reasons Why The Eddie Still Matters
With better waves around the world and likely no prize money, why is The Eddie…
The Pick-Up, Presented By Vans, Episode 4
The science behind morning sickness, Sunset sliding with Noa Deane, and bailing on a President…
Which 2023 CT Rookies Will Make The Mid-Year Cut?
Just 10 days out from the start of the 2023 season, Mikey C and Stace…