February 11th, 2016
You’ve no doubt heard the news that Aussie shaper DHD won Stab in The Dark at global premiere in Venice Beach. The competition drew 11 of best shapers and test pilot, Julian Wilson to the table in search of the world’s best surfboard.We caught up with shaper, owner and founder of DHD, Darren Handley to understand the magic of this highly sought after board that you can only get at SWELL. Or Enter to win here.
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Can you tell us what you were looking for when designing the template of this board?
I was in two minds when approach this board design. I could have gone with a design for that has worked for the past 10-12 years OR used a design that is more current, which is what Jack Freestone is riding on the DX1. In the end I decided to go with the DX1 template which performs better for bigger guys. Also factoring in the size of the surfer I thought this would be the most suited board to ride for all round conditions. (more…)
Over a million of these insta goddesses’ fans agree that they know their “shirt” when it comes to summer style. Our friend from Rusty Mr. Mitchy Hayes let the girls go wild with some aftermarket flair on his precious vintage Rusty Wayside tees, thank you for capturing this eye candy Mitch!
The 10th year of the Follow the Light Foundation awards is now open for entries. If you or if you know aspiring photographers, we are awarding a $5,000 grant and adding to an impressive list of accomplished photographers who got their start from the this foundation in memory of the late Larry “Flame” Moore. CUTOFF FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 15.
Learn more and get submission instructions at Followthelightfoundation.org
Watch our new Australian buyer Ollie chop it up about the joys of being a buyer in the streets of NYC. Ollie joined the SWELL team in October, knows how to get his hands on the world’s best boardies and surfs pretty good too.
Enjoy his cheeky babble and check out his Trunk Talk Picks