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April 23rd, 2009 | By | 4,801 Comments

Sneaker Sets Hit The Southland


I woke up this morning to what I thought was someone breaking into my house. Turns out it was my roommate returning home from his drive to work to get his board. As he ran out the door I heard him yell “double overhead at Igor’s.” A few minutes later I was on Surfline, but the forecast claimed only 3 – 4-feet. THEY WERE WRONG! At 6:30 am it was indeed 10 – 12 feet in Carlsbad with no signs of backing off. Although unexpected, this gift is totally appreciated. Perhaps a big thank-you for yesterday’s Earth Day celebration?

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April 21st, 2009 | By | 3,213 Comments

It’s Earth Day! But How ‘Bout The Rest Of The Year?


Here at the world’s best online surf shop, we make a point to celebrate Earth Day everyday. Which is why we have the biggest selection of organic and eco-friendly surf clothes ANYWHERE! You reading this Kermit? You’ll be changing your tune once you check out Swell—we make it so easy to be green.

April 20th, 2009 | By | 2,741 Comments

Lights, Cameras, Action Sports at the 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival


Brace yourself guys, I’ve got an s-load of information to share. Let’s start with the vitals:

WHAT: The 2009 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is proud to announce its Action Sports Film Series.

WHEN: April 24-30, 2009

WHERE: The Regency Lido Theater at 3459 Via Lido Drive and at Edwards Island Cinema, located at 999 Newport Center Drive in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

For the big breakdown on the WHY and HOW, keep reading:


April 19th, 2009 | By | 1,756 Comments

Bigger Is Better: Greg Long Wins The 2009 Billabong XXL


For the second year in a row, San Clemente’s own Greg Long has won the 2009 Billabong XXL thanks to his colassal 51-foot ride at Dungeons. Along with bragging rights for having the biggest cajones, Greg took home the big check worth $50,000. Not bad for someone who didn’t have a single major sponsor behind him until last year’s win. (Gracias Billabong!) Greg is a good friend of the Swell family, and couldn’t be a more well deserving soul. Hey Wheaties: we’ve got your next superstar right here. For a full rundown of the awards ceremony, log on to Surfline.