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Balaram Stack

Balaram Stack

From: Point Lookout, NY

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Birth Date - 9/5/1991

Currently Living - Point Lookout, NY

Height - 5'9

Weight -145

Sponsors - Skullcandy, Rockstar, Vestal Watches and Sunglasses, Freak Traction Lost Surfboards Sector 9 Skateboards Unsound Surfshop Moskova

Volcom rider since - last friday

First board - dont remember the name but it was like a 511 from my older brother

Warm Ups - a surf check

What gets you motivated to surf? - friends

Side Tracks - friends girls partys skateboarding

Music/Bands - a lil bit of everything a$ap rocky

Videos/Movies - year zero, kids

Best style - your own

Random Information - michael dunphys farts are the worst of all time

Favorite Volcom Jeans - vorta

Favorite Boardshorts - Mod Tech Pro

One thing you can't leave home without - my mind

Special Thanks - everyone at volcom and mom

RELATED NEWS + VIDEO

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Not Your Average Wipeouts - Excerpts From “The Dock”
Not everyday you’re going to watch a wipeout video like this. Sure, sports have their varied crash and burns, errors and fails, but when it comes to surfing, there’s only a few things that could go wrong. Although, when you’re dealing with this unusual stunt that was put together by Stab and Volcom, you’re going to get all sorts of wipeouts and fails, none of which has been experienced by any surfer until now. It was both parts thrilling and dangerous to attempt what these guys conquered. Anchoring a 100-foot floating dock in the middle of a surf break to ease the entry into riding a wave seemed questionable. The dock ripped from its anchor a couple times and trampled its way to the shore. The surfers slipped off its wet surface countless times. Some misjudged its location in the lineup and had to jump to safety, and others had to duck and cover as the dock whipped around like a snake when the waves started breaking. Was it worth it? Of course it was. Would we do it again? Of course we would. It’s all part of the experience of going out on a limb and trying something new. Something that hasn’t been done before to give the people something worth viewing. The Dock was a memorable event, and we couldn't have done it without Stab. Special thanks also goes out to our team riders who joined us in this venture, and the entire production crew who made it all possible. WATCH 'THE DOCK Noa Deane (left) using an alternate route to safety, while photographer Tom Carey is caught mid-strategy in his attempt for cover. Imai Devault negotiating his way up the ramp between Yago Dora and Balaram Stack. Ozzie Wright sits in the far distance with time to spare. Balaram had a long run at this thing. Unfortunately, he ended up slipping right at the end and gave Yago a front row seat to a good laugh. Ozzie Wright, miscalculating. Mitch Coleborn didn't anticipate this wave breaking out that far. Clearly. Yago taking a leap of faith off the dock to safety. Balaram attempting a successful run at the right, while Noa looks to the left to make sure he's good to go. What does one do in a situation like this? Understandably, the dudes jump off the dock, trying to get as far away from it as possible in hopes it doesn't whip around and tag them.
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A Floating Dock In The Middle Of A Surf Break - “The Dock”
“The Dock” is an exemplary piece of outlandish and strange antics we sometimes chase. It’s not that we want to… we have to. Breaking up the monotony of your daily videos cycling your feed to provide something different. Something we felt the need to do. What is The Dock? A 100-foot floating dock that we put in the middle of a surf break and invited a select crew to try out: Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Mitch Coleborn, Yago Dora, and Imai Devault. Sound enticing or ridiculous? Probably both. From the video you can see how sketchy the execution was, but the preparation was just as strenuous. The danger involved was also on everyone’s minds as the set up began. “It would just kill you if it hit you, yeah?” said Noa. The wires, the ropes, the waves, the unpredictability of the anchor were all threatening variables. Ozzie recalls, “The Dock’s been scary. At one stage I just came up, got my board, and saw it coming right at me. But I like the chaos of it.” What was once a long and arduous journey has finally come to fruition. And we’re truly passionate about. We hope you enjoy! Standing on a floating dock with an 8ft wave approaching can be a little frightening! Dock Lobster, Rattle Snake, Grey Mamba... call it what you want, this thing can be ANGRY! "Sittin on a dock in the line up, waisting time." The guys were psyching and splitting peaks.. Here's Imai with no option but straight! “I WAS KINDA JUST STUCK AND WASN'T SURE WHAT TO DO BECAUSE NOA WAS GOING RIGHT AND YAGO LEFT, AND I WAS JUST STUCK IN THE MIDDLE. SO, I THOUGHT I COULD TRY TO OUTRUN THE THING TO THE END AND JUST JUMP OFF AND GO STRAIGHT, BUT THE WAVE CAUGHT UP TO ME AND KNOCKED ME RIGHT OFF MY FEET. I SLID FOR WHAT FELT LIKE FOREVER HAHA, BUT IT WAS PROBABLY EQUAL TO LIKE 10 FEET, BUT I HAVE NEVER LAUGHED SO HARD I THINK EVER!” -IMAI Noa Deane was doing things no one has ever done before. Backside tail tap on the dock! Imai decided to take a dip! Balaram had his fair share of spills! See video for his wipeout. “THE DOCK WAS ONE OF THOSE NOVELTY THINGS THAT YOU DREAM ABOUT. IT WAS LIKE THE ROCK JUMP IN ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SIX TRICKS THAT I WATCHED OZZIE DO A THOUSAND TIMES.... JUST A MAN-MADE VERSION.” -BALARAM Smiles all around! The guys claimed this to be one of the funnest thing they've ever done. L to R: Willy Aliotta, Yago Dora, Noa Deane, Balaram Stack, Ozzie Wright, Imai Devault. Yago Dora flew in straight from the Fiji Pro for just one day and didn't waste any time, he was going bonkers! It was really crowded on that dock! Yago is wearing the Macaw Mod Boardshorts. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME! Balaram doing some sort warm-up stretch?! "BALARAM JUMPED UP AND WENT SIX FEET IN THE AIR THEN LANDED ON THE WIRE, SO SKETCHY! IT WHIPS RIGHT AT THE END BECAUSE IT’S CONNECTED TO A CABLE WHICH ADDS EXTRA TENSION.” -NOA Ozzie showing off his bag of 156 Tricks! From land it looked like they were walking on water. It was surreal. We lucked out and scored this peak for days straight with not a sole in sight. Ozzie being Ozzie and taking things to the next level! “THE DOCK WAS ANGRY! IT WANTED TO GET US, BUT WE WERE TOO QUICK! IT WAS A CLASSIC RUMBLE TRYING TO HUSTLE OUR WAY ON THERE ALTOGETHER.” -OZZIE The Dock is fun and really sketchy at the same time. After all, what’s fun without a little fear?! Here, Mitch Coleborn tries to escape disaster.
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Balaram Stack In NYC - 4 Cities (Ep. 4), Volcom Surf
Balaram carried a hat around that he would give to Killer Mike of Run the Jewels the entire time the What Youth crew spent with him in New York. Killer Mike was responsible for getting them the tickets to the show they would attend the last night of the shoot, which followed a New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden earlier, a day trip to Balaram's hometown of Long Beach on Long Island, surf checks, hangovers, mushroom pizzas, classy clubs, new night club openings and a bunch of other destinations that are more foggy than clear. In this episode you'll learn about how he grew up surfing while living in a place like New York, what is it about the Empire State that makes it so appealing and why even though he chases swells all over the world, makes jet set trips to places like Aspen to snowboard with a swimsuit model and later Houston for her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue release party, he still misses New York when he's away. MORE CITIES Episode 1 Ozzie Wright in Byron Bay Episode 2 Ryan Burch in Encinitas Episode 3 Gavin Beschen on the North Shore
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Volcomgratulations To Our Team
The Volcom Family is a wildly diverse group of talented human beings: surfers, skaters, riders, musicians, artists, and committed creative individuals who simply refuse to settle. They are more than just dreamers. They are doers. The diehards. Pushing it further. Sweating every detail, unwilling to relent. They are uniquely driven souls whose actions speak much louder than words. Charging forward in all environments and fueled by an unyielding dedication to craft. This crew—our crew—is the raw embodiment of Volcom’s TRUE TO THIS ideology. Channeling their energy, their potential, and their passion. They are collectively shaping tomorrow, today. Volcomgratulations to our team. photo: Daniel Cabral
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Day 3 Highlights - 2017 Volcom Pipe Pro
Check back with us tomorrow morning @ 9am PT at redbull.tv/volcompipepro to see if the final day of surfing will get underway! You can also watch on the Red Bull TV app on mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices, and Smart TVs! DAY 3 RESULTS Round of 64, 1st and 2nd advance, 3rd = 33rd place, 4th = 49th place H1: (1) Nathan Florence, (2) Kiron Jabour, (3) Dean Bowen, (4) Taichi Wakita H2: (1) Griffin Colapinto, (2) Jeronimo Vargas, (3) Kai Mana Henry, (4) Manuel Selman H3: (1) Soli Bailey, (2) Leandro Usuna, (3) Joshua Moniz, (4) Wyatt McHale H4: (1) Brian Toth, (2) Billy Kemper, (3) Luis Diaz, (4) Kaimana Jaquias H5: (1) Tom Whitaker, (2) Koa Rothman, (3) Olamana Eleogram, (4) Jack Robinson H6: (1) Koa Smith, (2) Hank Gaskell, (3) Joshua Burke, (4) Bino Lopes H7: (1) O’Neill Massin, (2) Mitch Coleborn, (3) Kaito Ohashi, (4) Nomme Mignot H8: (1) John John Florence, (2) Balaram Stack, (3) Kaito Kino, (4) Ezra Sitt H9: (1) Seth Moniz, (2) Bruce Irons, (3) Kelly Slater, (4) Imaikalani deVault H10: (1) Mason Ho, (2) Yago Dora, (3) Maxine Huscenot, (4) Cody Young H11: (1) Aritz Aranburu, (2) David do Carmo, (3) Reo Inaba, (4) Taumata Puhetini H12: (1) Makuakai Rothman, (2) Miguel Tudela, (3) Jesse Mendes, (4) Carlos Munoz H13: (1) Marco Giorgi (URY), (2) Wiggolly Dantas, (3) Shayden Pacarro, (4) Kekoa Cazimero H14: (1) Lucas Silveira, (2) Makai McNamara, (3) Gatien Delahaye, (4) Torrey Meister photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Lugo photo: Lugo   photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey   photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Chase Newsom photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo photo: Lugo   photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Tom Carey photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann photo: Brian Bielmann      
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Sumbawa, Indonesia – Welcome To Water (Ep.3)
Episode 3 of our Welcome To Water video series dives into the beautiful island of Sumbawa in Indonesia with Balaram Stack, Parker Coffin, Imai Devault, and Noah Schweizer as they tackle a rippable right and find a sneaky little left slab to spend their Indonesia days for a few weeks. The guys also wandered through the neighboring forest and stumbled upon an epic waterfall w/ a swing! Peep the video above! http://volcomindo.surfline.com/ Welcome To Water - Video series Episode 1 - "Big Waves and Heavy Barrels in Hawaii" Episode 2 - "Proving Maui" Shop the boardshorts our team riders are wearing in this episode! Frequency Slinger Volcom boardshorts