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November 15th, 2009 | By | 1,379 Comments

Win a Custom-Shaped Board from BAYVI and Brice Surfboards!


Enter to WIN a custom shaped surfboard from BAYVI and Brice Surfboards!


About BAYVI:
BAYVI = “BAY 6” = “Basics”
It‘s about passions. It‘s about expressions. It‘s about the commitment to the ‘basics’ of our lives and the VI degrees of connection we share. More than just quality apparel, BAYVI represents a living, breathing identity. A way of life. New at Swell, the Hawaiian brand BAYVI is all about keeping it real and doing things differently. Join the BAYVI 6A at Get the goods at Swell

A shaper of a new generation, Brice Yamashita has emerged from Hawaii in recent years as a talented shaper providing magic rides for professionals and local rippers alike. Mentored by the best, Brice brings a combination of personal waveriding skills and shaping knowledge to shape that magic board. Watch the guy surf. He rips. Ride his boards. They’re magical. A proud rider of the BAYVI Surf Team and designated shaper of Team_VI, the man is constantly innovating, tweaking, and striving to create the perfect board for you. Visit Brice of Brice Surfboards at

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November 14th, 2009 | By | 4,495 Comments

Meet the Swell Lookbook Models!

Love our new lookbook? Not to toot our own horn, but “toot, toot!” We heart them too! But we’re not taking all the credit, they definitely wouldn’t look so cute without Rochelle, Kalani and Megan…Swell’s newest models. Just in case you didn’t get enough of their unique personalities in the lookbooks, we decided to do some lighthearted interview to prove that they aren’t just a group of pretty faces…

A deep look from the shallow end at Kalani (the ultra smiley girlfriend of an unnamed 9 time world champion surfer):

More after the break!

November 13th, 2009 | By | 3,827 Comments

The New Holiday Lookbooks Have Landed!

There’s a new kid in town, well four really. It’s Swell’s new Holiday lookbooks! Everything we love about this season’s trends are backlit by whimsical and slightly quirky landscapes of bears, motorcycles and a bitchin’ DeLorean. Yeah! And it’s all designed by Southern Californian artist Matt Allen from The Ryde.

Pick your fav look and let us know what you think!
Wild at Heart: Wild at Heart takes traditional feminine touches and adds in a handful of flowing lines, free silhouettes, and earthy accents. Chiffon, sheer weaves, and delicate embroidery are paired with structured boots, tan leather accents, and slim denim for a care-free and girly look.

View the next three after the break…

November 12th, 2009 | By | 117 Comments

San Clemente Local Wins the O’Neill Cold Water Classic


Right on, right on.  Proof that San Clemente does, in fact, rule: SC local Nathan Yeomans  ripped a new one in some of the best surfers in the world this past weekend, taking home the win at the Santa Cruz O’Neill Cold Water Classic contest. Next step for San Clementians (San Clementines, San Clemente-ites?): try to take over the world with our radiation-filled tans and arsenal of spicy taco shops by the way, Pedros followers, la Tiendita has you beat by miles). Bah, ha, ha!