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June 26th, 2012 | By | 1,938 Comments

New GoPro Accessories at SWELL!

GoPro Hero 2

The GoPro is the must have gear item of the year. With crystal clear HD 1080p footage and a 170 degree wide angle lens it’s no wonder that this camera is the choice of both Kelly Slater and Shaun White. Whether you are using it to film the inside of a barrel or the backside of a mountain, the GoPro will let you re-live any experience like never before.  Once you get yourself this coveted device, there are heaps of essential accessories that will help you get the most out of your camera. Here are a few to check out:

Under Water Kinetics – GoPro Waterproof Storage Case:

GoPro Water Proof Storage Cases

So you dropped some serious coin on a GoPro. The last thing you want is it rolling around in your bag getting scratched up.

Now thanks to the Underwater Kinetics GoPro storage case, you can safely store your GoPro Hero or GoPro Hero 2 and all its accessories in one water-tight, secure location.  This box is sturdy and built to last. The deluxe version comes with dual density foam and extra ports for all your equipment, while the standard version gets the job done at a cheaper price point. No matter which one you get, both are crucial for extending the life of your camera.
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June 18th, 2012 | By | 1,580 Comments

New Beater Edit & New Beaters On the Site

Listen up folks, we just secured a bunch of new Twin and Single fin sleds from the Beater masterminds at Catch Surf. These guys have been hitting the local beach breaks hard, putting their latest equipment to the test and the results are in: the 2012 boards are stiffer, faster, and better than ever!

JOHNNY REDMOND CUTTING LOOSE from Catch Surf on Vimeo.

Their latest edit takes us from T-Street to 204s and back where Johnny Redmond absolutely destroys every drop of water in his path. The enhanced stringer system is plenty visible as he throws buckets off the back and lands some serious eyebrow raising maneuvers (check 0:55!!).

In this edit Johnny gets super weird on his beater without making a scene. Unlike hard-board surfing that’s all serious with its laundry list of unspoken rules, Beater surfing is all about having fun. Whether it’s riding your board like a dead cockroach or spinning uncontrollably into a close out section, beater surfing lets you cut loose and enjoy the surf no matter what the size.

When the surf gets smaller grab yourself an Odysea LOG to maximize your wave count at your local break. On small days you’ll find the Catch Surf guys doing the same at their favorite surf spot at Oak Street in LB!!

Johnny Pulling a Log Wheelie. c/o catchsurf.com/blog/

Whether you are dropping into a bomb on your 8’ LOG or milking some inside shorey on your 54” Beater, these foamy wonderboards are perfect for a fun day at the beach.

Check out Catch Surf’s full line Here

June 13th, 2012 | By | 237 Comments

FREE SWAG FROM CHANNEL ISLANDS!!

Channel Islands is kicking off summer with 2 awesome promotions on SWELL!

FREE STICKY TOP COAT WAX:

First up is a Free Bar of their super Sticky Top coat wax with ANY Channel Islands purchase -Tees, Gear & Boards! This new extra tacky blend of wax is finding its way under many of the top ‘CT & ‘QS  riders’ feet.

The added traction makes hard turns and aerial maneuvers easier, letting you surf like you are strapped onto your board. Modeled after the celebrated Brazilian Banana Waxes, the Channel Islands formula is a less environmentally detrimental blend. You will have to try this sticky stuff out for yourself, but once you do you will be hooked on it like many of us here in the office. The free bar you get with your CI purchase breaks off into 3 smaller hex bits that will last you many sessions!!!

CLICK HERE FOR CHANNEL ISLANDS GEAR

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FREE CONNER COFFIN TRACTION:

Channel Island’s second promotion is a free Conner Coffin Tail pad ($38 value) with your next surfboard Purchase! Whether you are slapping it on your Neck Bead, Semi Pro, or CCoffin Signature Model Fred Rubble, this pad features the extra grippy surface many pros have come to love. Dane swears by this grip and so should you! Conner’s 3 piece pad comes in the blue color way.

Hurry though, both these promotions run only while supplies last!!!

CLICK HERE FOR CHANNEL ISLANDS SURFBOARDS

May 29th, 2012 | By | 4,137 Comments

Poler – The Nap Sack: A Sleeping Bag Jacket

Take your girlfriend’s snuggie, cut off the sleeves, man it up a bit and you’ve got yourself the Nap Sack from Poler.

This part sleeping bag, part puff jacket hoodie serves as both an apparel accessory and an impromptu sleeping ararngement. Friends will be jealous, significant others will be bummed, but you will be nice and cozy when-and-wherever you decide to pass out.

Here’s how it works:

Roll up the bottom, zip open the arm holes and you’ve got yourself a super warm and comfy puff hoodie complete with a front zipper and ipod compatible chest pocket. Use it as a changing robe or use is as a couch/campfire companion!

When you are tired, pull in your extremities, zip/cinch yourself up and voila! You’re snug as a bug down to 50 ° F. No more climbing out of your sleeping bag to check the surf or losing your warmth when nature calls!

When not in use, the Nap Sack rolls up into a convenient little bag that stores easily in your truck or pack making it a crucial item for the space-conscious wanderer. Take it with you backpacking or keep it close by when couch-surfing.

About the Brand: Poler

Born in Portland Oregon where the beards grow and the PBR flows, Poler Camping Stuff brings us a colorful assortment of high quality –well.. stuff! Check out the Magic Tarpit that’s half-poncho, half-tarp, part-makeshift-shelter, half hybrid camouflage as well as the other pioneer worthy soft goods from Poler.