Meet Your Shaper: Timmy Patterson Tour the Revolutionary Board Builder HQ in San Clemente, Ca

March 31st, 2015 | By | No Comments

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Timmy Patterson is a man of few words, but shaper of tens of thousands of boards. His San Clemente staple surfboards have dominated lineups and contests around the world for over 3 decades. Enjoy a tour of his shaping bay in the SC Surf Ghetto & brief history from T.Pat himself.  (SWELL is a proud surfshop that carries T.Patterson Boards)

Years shaping: 35 years +
First first pro ever shaped for: Archy (more…)

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What’s In Sterling Spencer’s Pants? A New Rusty Style From the #1 Surfer in the World

March 27th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Sterling Spencer, AKA the Centaur, AKA the #1 surfer in the world want you to get in his pants. Sterls is madly in love with Rusty’s Jogger style pants for their cruisey feel that can slip past country-club level dresscodes.

Why Joggers?
Elastic Waist – No, not “creepy uncle in sweat pants” elastic. Just a little stretch for the skate park.
Cuffed Legs – Slimming stlye to flatter that figure
Drop Crotch – a little much breathing room, ya know?
Cinched closures – to show off your sock steeze

Oh, and did we mention @SterlingSpencer is the most amazing instagrammer in the universe?!
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Wellen Spring Surfboard Giveaway The Making of the "Bar of Soap" Surfboard & Summer Wardrobe Valued at $2000

March 25th, 2015 | By | No Comments

wellen_surfThe Gentlemen at Wellen hookin up a custom Surf Giveaway for your spring surfaris. The package valued at $2000 includes a custom Barry Snyder Twinfin, Wellen Men’s Waredrobe and Prolite Boardbag. Enter and share for more chances to win at SWELL. and check out  the new Wellen  styles in the shop.

And like Wellen’s sleek vintage appeal, Barry Snyder designed this board for a stylish ride.

“I have been waiting to release this shape for a special occasion . Since the whole Soap Bar template has come into style, I thought I would break out the real deal deemed: The Irish Spring. This template is an original George Greenough. (more…)

SWELL Staycations | La Valencia Hotel Our Intern Scouts San Diego's Choice Beach Getaway

March 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments

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Only have a quick weekend to get away? Luckily the SWELL marketing intern scouted out the best place to have the ultimate stay-cation in Southern California!

Where to stay:

Founded in December of 1926 off the coast of La Jolla, California, the La Valencia hotel is best known for its spacious rooms, decadent restaurants, and breath taking sunsets. The La Valencia is the perfect place to kick your feet up and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the Pacific coast.  Not only does the La Valencia have an itinerary of endless activities and fun including: an ocean view swimming pool, live music, in-suite spa treatments and services; They also have beautiful architecture like the signature hand painted murals.

Fun Fact: Some of SWELL’s latest photos were taken inside this killer hotel! This happens to be one of our favorite hot spots for our Swim 2015 Feature.  (more…)