The Stab Belongs to Sharp Eye

Two months and twelve boards later, Taj Burrow hails the Inferno by Sharp Eye as this year's Stab in the Dark champion.

Brazilian-born shaper, Marcio Zouvi, has given wings to some of the best aerial surfers in the world, like Filipe Toldeo and Kanoa Igarashi. His power-packed design in Dark Arts construction was exactly what the veteran Aussie was looking for when the final sets unfurled.

We give our heartfelt congratulations to Marcio and the entire Sharp Eye team for this prestigious honor.

At Dark Arts, we're thankful for the opportunity to have given all the boards a step up in black. The enthusiastic response from Taj, riding blanks by world-class shapers wrapped in our carbon, is humbling. SMTH shapes and Pyzel, Dark Arts allies, also spotlighted the mix of boards Taj had to choose between in this year's Stab in the Dark contest. We're proud of our collaboration with Sharp Eye, Pyzel, and SMTH Shapes. We share the same goal and are committed to nothing less than continuing our journey to produce the finest surfboards on the planet.