In 2002, Steve Barilotti penned an article for Surfer Magazine entitled “The Jungle is Looking Back,” wherein Dr. Dave Jenkins recounts his experience traveling to the Mentawai Islands,but when he when went ashore he discovered malaria stricken villages. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
SWELL tracked down the man behind the Showdown shirt and the best wovens for the fall. Eddie at Billabong is a true legend, heres why he’s claiming contrast pockets are pertty happnin’
SWELL: Tell us about the pattern origin
Eddie: The pattern was actually inspired by ethnic prints and patterns we came across in our travels. It’s a dyeing technique called Ikat and its been used all over the world ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and even further (more…)
Food trucks in Tahiti are no trend, its a staple source for grinds that fuel the boys charging chopes. SWELL’s Tahiti surf photographer Domenic Mosquiera shares his favorite dish from “Les Roulottes” aka the nightly Food Truck gathering near the recent Billabong Pro Tahiti contest.
Domenic (Left) Jamie O’Brien and John John Florence take a break from (more…)