Courtney's Adventures in South Africa

Via Billabong Women's

Published on Oct 21, 2015

Living with a board bag and suitcase traveling the world as a professional athlete has its perks, but Courtney Conlogue often finds herself daydreaming of life beyond the beach. Just look at Courtney’s Instagram for evidence of her lust for life not solely bound to the beach. While Courtney’s not in the water, she’s always off exploring the unknown…Watch Courtney’s epic escape to South Africa where she finds both culture and some salt.

Artist: Johnny Cat
Song: Boogie Woogie Baby

Filming & Editing by Morgan Maassen
Location: South Africa

Yield - Derek Peters

Four minutes with Derek Peters in and around HB. Good stuff.

The Stab In The Dark Shaper Series: Stamps

Welcome back to Stab in the Dark. By now you’ve seen what Julian Wilson did with our collection of cleanskin boards from the world’s best shapers. You also know that Darren Handley (DHD) won. But, now it’s time to meet the gentry behind the other crafts that made for such compelling viewing in our mini-documentary.

Tim Stamps is a 47-year-old based in Huntington Beach, and he’s been shaping for 27 of those years. In the last year he’s shaped 1,100 boards, but only one was for Julian Wilson (which he didn’t know at the time).

“I reckon it’d go great in chunky barrels where the force of the wave is your speed generator,” says Julian Wilson of the Stamps Stab in the Dark model, board #05.

Please, meet Mr Stamps above.

Stab Mag

The Sound of Dust

Film short documenting the work and philosophy of Huntington Beach surfboard shaper Tim Stamps. A look into Tim's world of quality and craftsmanship.

The Art of Shaping with Tim

From Scott Klingner, a beautiful insight and brief explanation into Tim's daily life of surfboard building...

Living California

When in town for the US Open & Trestles comps, Matt Banting can be found riding a local quiver by Stamps...


Via Billabong Womens...

Salina Cruz Travel Diary by Billabong surfer, Courtney Conlogue & video edited by friend, Dillon Chang.

I ventured on this trip in search of serenity. The moment I set foot on the plane, the competition and training stayed in LA. I wanted to enjoy the whole reason I started surfing from its purest form. While on the trip, I was given the nickname "Aquabat" because I would be in the water as long as I could. I went on this trip with my brother, my shaper (Tim Stamps), and a friend. Every morning we woke up with the sun, searching for a new adventure. By the end of the trip we all voted to make this a tradition. A trip where you surf, laugh, eat great food and have a lot of fun.

South Africa to LA

Lightning fast South African WCT surfer Travis Logie lighting it up in and around California.

Way of Life

Tim finding his way on his hand shaped twin keel fish in this 2004 film, "Way of Life" by Dana Morris.