We have produced five Stab in the Darks to date—Julian in WA; Dane in ZAF; Jordy in Indo; Mick in Japan; and Dane, Jordy, and Mick in ZAF.
The winners of those blind board tests were, respectively: DHD, Pyzel, Pyzel, Channel Islands, and …Lost/Mayhem.
They say no one remembers second place, or third for that matter, but if there was an award for the most consistently-placing brand across all five SITDs, it’d undoubtedly be JS Surfboards.
And in truth, that means a hell of a lot more than walking away with any single victory. Because when buying a new board, you’re looking for something you can trust. For consistency. And in five years, JS is the only brand who’s yet to produce a plug.
See above for JS’s best moments from five years of SITD.
Film: Dyl Roberts.