Sam McIntosh

Co-Founder ∙ Stab

Sam McIntosh, Founder of Stab Magazine, presented at the Sydney Semi Permanent Creativity and Design Festival in 2018, where the theme was "Creative Tension as Inspiration".
Sam started Stab in 2004 after a 'how-to-surf' book he wrote with pro surfer Taj Burrow was a best seller. Stab's small team has survived by taking risks and changing directions.
Surfing doesn’t exist in a vacuum, and since 2004 Stab has been its premiere subcultural stimulant. A ravenous and irreverent international player, feet firmly in the warm sand, Stab draws influence from popular culture as much as it influences. Stab is at its best when uncomfortable, reporting stories that need to be told and creating imagery and motion that bring big ideas with big names to life.

The Dock web clip: 30m views. https://vimeo.com/225408543
The flare web clip: 5m views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2HoZ4cU1r4
Stab in the Dark (ongoing series): the Masterchef of surfboards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvsDT4nVy-Y
Taj Mathews and Mark Mathews at The Right. 10m views. https://vimeo.com/102685024

IMAGE CREDITS: Alana Blanchard and Jack Freestone (left)
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