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April 2nd, 2015 | By | 18 Comments

Festive Sounds: STRFKR at CRSSD Styles, Sounds & Sights at Southern California's Newest Music Festival


Festival season kicked off at CRSSD Fest with the best indie electronica coming outta Portland since Portugal. The Man. Bay front in San Diego, the boys of STRFKR had girls dancing in the fountains and losing their minds with the dreamy beats.

Origin of Name “Starfucker”: started off as a joke, but the band’s success under the name grew rapidly. In response to this success, and with the guidance of a business agent, they briefly changed their name to (more…)

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March 31st, 2015 | By | 11 Comments

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


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…)

March 27th, 2015 | By | 13 Comments

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

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?!

March 25th, 2015 | By | 13 Comments

Wellen Spring Surfboard Giveaway The Making of the "Bar of Soap" Surfboard & Summer Wardrobe Valued at $2000

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…)