“Ozzie”, “Oska”, “Oz”, Oscar Billy Pippen Wright is surfer’s favorite goon. The artist, musician, film-maker; a winged manimal on a mission. Hailing from the Land Down Under, Sydney Australia to be exact, he has been riding for Volcom for ten years now. In that time he has also grown into an art juggernaut turning out beautifully spastic and distinctively raw pieces. He claims his latest line took him a whole week hunkered down in his goon studio. Check out the Acid inspired, Anti-Bad Vibe Shield, and all Ozzie’s styles at SWELL.
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Considering most of the US is in a cold spell, I figured it’s a good time to close your eyes, take a deep breath and think some seriously warm thoughts. Now if only when we all opened our eyes, we would be somewhere warm.
But, there are a few ways to make freezing days feel a bit warmer. Brace yourself, there are a lot of options: (more…)
This past week I ventured up to San Francisco on a mini getaway to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I love the beach life, but absolutely love traveling to the city every once in a while. San Francisco is especially magical during this time of year with giant Christmas trees and wreaths that can be seen all along the harbor and throughout the city. Our first two days were spent in the heart of this lively, fun city. Here are some of my tips if you are wanting to visit…
(Pictured: Glamorous Vegan Leather Harem Pant) (more…)
Every winter on the North Shore of Oahu the high surf dams the Waimea river-mouth with sand, and the heavy rains flood the valley. During a flatspell, locals led by Jamie O’Brien happily dig out the channels to create a standing wave to get their feet in the wax in preparation for Pipemasters. It was SWELL’s first time back digging the channel since the 2011 night session, and it was even bigger. (more…)