About Stefan

A part of the Cleanline Crew since 2015, Stefan can be found answering any questions you might have about surf gear on the phone, online or in the shop. Always stoked for the next stretch of good surf or shipment of boards, Stefan rides and uses the gear he writes about. When he's not at Cleanline, Stefan is out in the water, on a bike, or playing music.

Here are my most recent posts

O’Neill Heat Back Zip Wetsuit Review

O'Neill Heat Back Zip Wetsuit Review

The Heat is one of O’Neill’s longest-running wetsuits and has built a cult following over the years. Known for it’s simple, rugged design, the Heat is now updated for 2020 to be lighter and more flexible than ever before. With big changes this year to the materials, we’ve decided to take a closer look at the new and improved O’Neill Heat wetsuit with a full review.

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The Top Quad Fin Sets for 2020

The Top Quad Fin Sets for 2020If you were to order a shortboard today, any shaper would ask what fin configuration you would like. However, this was not the case, as even 15 years ago thrusters were the norm. It seems now, more than ever, surfers are experimenting, enjoying, and refining the quad fin.

Known for the ability to provide extra speed and a different feel than a traditional tri-fin set up, quads are becoming ever popular on the world tour, at big wave spots, and in local lineups. To make it easy, we’ve dug through all the available quad fin sets available today and rounded up the top contenders with something for everyone.
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Billabong Furnace Absolute X 5/4mm Hooded Wetsuit Review

The Furnace Absolute X has been one of the most popular entry-level wetsuits at the shop for years. Packing in some quality features at an affordable price, the Furnace Absolute X is well worth checking out for any surfer on a budget or just looking to get the most value for their cash. The new 2020 version of this model has some notable changes to it. The spec sheet and product photos alone don’t really do it justice, so we’ve gone ahead and created this in-depth review.
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Rip Curl Dawn Patrol 5/4 Hooded Wetsuit Review

The Rip Curl Hooded Dawn PatrolThe Rip Curl Dawn Patrol has been a really popular wetsuit here at the shop for years and is one of our most trusted models. Josh, the owner, liked the dependability and warmth so much that he outfitted the entire Cleanline rental fleet with Dawn Patrol back zips a couple years ago.

Now for 2019, Rip Curl redesigned the Dawn Patrol and made some serious improvements. This new Dawn Patrol isn’t just last year’s model with some new logos. If you’re looking for a backup wetsuit or just want to get the most value for your money, the Dawn Patrol is hands down the way to go.

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The 7 Best Surf Packs Reviewed

The 7 Best Surf Packs Reviewed

If you need a backpack to get your wetsuit down to your local break or need a pack to live out of for a surf trip, we’ve reviewed 7 great surf packs that can handle it all. These are the 7 surf backpacks we’ve found to offer the greatest features and quality. Continue reading