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January 30th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro: Day 1 Highlights Pipeline Goes Berserk for the All-Hawaiian Opening Round of the 2015 VPP

The all-Hawaiian Round of 112 saw nothing but epic Pipeline conditions from start to finish, and the highlight of the day was the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) heat where 8 Pipe veterans delighted the crowd with mind-blowing Pipe and Backdoor barrels.

In honor of the warrior worthY event, we’re giving away official Volcom Pipe Pro Tote Bags with $50 men’s purchases on SWELL (more…)

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January 29th, 2015 | By | 113 Comments

BYRD’S STYLING GUIDE: HOW TO USE POMADE The Newest Post-Surf Hair Products & How to Style it Right


Designed for the gentleman surfer, Byrd products are inspired by the era when sharp grooming was an essential part of a dude’s daily routine. This spin on classic pomade was dreamed up by local Newport Beach Pro Surfer Chase “Big Bird” Wilson.  Try out Byrd Hairdo Products at SWELL and keep a tin handy!


Chase (above) shared with us a few simple, yet essential tips to properly use his pomade.

1. Scoop out nickel sized amount and firmly massage product in hands until warm. (more…)

January 21st, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Surf Cinema: Wet Dreams A Super 8 Film Featuring Style Master Tyler Warren by Tatsuo Takei

Wet Dream is the new and highly anticipated surf film about Tyler Warren and his travels in search of good waves. It’s shot entirely on Super 8 film by Japanese photographer and filmmaker Tatsuo Takei.

Check out the Full Library of  SWELL Surf Cinema

Locations: California, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America (more…)

January 15th, 2015 | By | 106 Comments

Top 5 New Surf Brands of 2015 Our Favorite New Surf Brands Joining the SWELL Beach Party


Besides Beckham being caught snapping selfies in these styles, the mineral glass is super scratch resistant and stylish as hell. Oh ya, their surf team is pretty legit too with Luke Davis and Mitch Crews leading the charge.

We couldn’t be more stoked these shades finally made their way over from Australia. Snag OTIS at SWELL while we have em. (more…)