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Who Won The Electric Acid Surfboard Test 2.0?

“As Mark Richards would say, ‘Fuck off!'” – Steph Gilmore

style // Apr 22, 2019
Words by Stab
Reading Time: 4 minutes

Tonight in Torquay, with Bells enjoying an Easter Sunday layday, after most of the world tour enjoyed a near breathless afternoon and a swell pulse at Winki or Rincon, The Electric Acid Surfboard Test, starring Stephanie Gilmore, premiered (sans spoilers) at Boardriders Torquay. 

Our friends at Corona provided cold beers for anyone clever enough to ask for a yellow wristband, while Sam and the Quiksilver crew played host to Darren Handley, Acid Test contributor Shyama Buttonshaw, and even legendary Fireball Fish-shaper, and Michael Peterson’s brother, Tommy Peterson, who sat with Steph’s very own pops to watch the film.

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DHD and Pops Gilmore enjoying the Sunday early bird specials at Boardriders Torquay.

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Sam Moody.

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Acid Test director Ashton Goggans and star Stephanie Gilmore.

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Sam Moody.

As the house lights dropped, the crowd quieted to a whisper as Steph took the screen, keeping the masses thoroughly engaged until the cliffhanger ending. 

“I went to the Currumbin premiere, then booked a ticket, hired a car… I was promised I’d learn who won the fuckin Electric Acid Surfboard Test,” Darren Handley joked after the crowd was left hanging. “Who do I send an invoice!?”

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Photographers to the stars, Alana Spencer and Sam Moody.

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Sage Erickson

While the audience didn’t learn this year’s EAST winner, the night belonged to Sam Moody and Sage Erickson – Moody arriving dressed like a car mechanic/Village Person, and Sage taking over Ashton Goggans’ hosting rolls with aplomb, peppering guests with questions while wielding a dead cat mic like a champ, alongside her beau, Stab’s ace in the hole, Jacob “Woody” Wooden, who cut the clip above.  

The Electric Acid Surfboard Test, Starring Stephanie Gilmore premieres on April 29 right here.  

For free.

Scroll south for a look at the evening’s festivities. 

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Two of the surf world’s most universally adored babes, Woody and Sage.

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Sam Moody

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Sage and Steph.

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Sam Moody

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Shyama Buttonshaw and Ashton Goggans.

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Sam Moody

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A lubricated a lusciously coiffed Dyl Roberts.

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Sam Moody.

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Ashton Goggans and Stephanie Gilmore.

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Sam Moody.

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Sketchy: Stace Galbraith and Scotty Hammonds, handling security.

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Sam Moody.

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Looking at the photos, perhaps we should have offered a disclaimer w/r/t cursing in the film?

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Sam Moody.

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The official beverage of the Electric Acid Surfboard Test.

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Sam Moody.

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“Red wine in a Togo cup” – Ryan “Bad Boy Ry Ry” Miller.

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Sam Moody.

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Pops Gilmore.

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Sam Moody.

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Acid Test 2019 directors, Dylan Roberts and Ashton Goggans.

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Sam Moody.

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Sagey with the delivery.

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Sam Moody.

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Acid Test MC Ashy Drama.

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Sam Moody.

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The local Torquay crowd were as hospitable as.

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Sam Moody.

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This little kid was ragin’ full-on.

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Sam Moody.

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