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July 10th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | SWELL x Burton Beeracuda Newport Lensman Jake Pollgreen Shoots the Coolest New Liquid Lunchbox

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Jake Pollgreen has been perfecting his perspective in the Newport lineups for nearly a decade, so we demanded he immortalize his work on the best party favor of 2014… the Beeracuda.  Here he enlightens us about surfing, shooting and life on the peninsula.

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“ This shot for the Beeracuda (above) is a classic Newport Beach scene. The forecast said there would be swell so the parking spots were all taken by like 6:30am. (more…)

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July 8th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Sending It | ourCaste 4th of July Party Photos: Running Wild in Newport with the ourCaste Crew

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The smoke finally settled from the ourCaste 4th of July bender at their HQ in Newport, and its a wonder we didn’t end up in the clink. Kegs were cashed, Tacos taken down, fuses were lit, faces were licked and these babes wondered down wearing new Wonderland Sun Shades.

Thanks for the American memories (albeit fuzzy) fellas, and keep cranking out those signature styles sold at SWELL. Enjoy the evidence…

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July 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Party Flavors | Summer Drink Inspo 5 Tools for Turning Up Your Summer Libation Celebration

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Drink Responsibly -Don’t Send It Too Hard Por Favor – 21+

Top surf brands submit their favorite tools for getting turnt.

1. Sanuk’s Mini Melon Infusion

This vodka infused mini melon isn’t from some pinterest inspo, its courtesy of our favorite savages at Sanuk.

How: Buy a mini watermelon at a local produce supplier or more commonly found at farmers markets.
-Using a chopstick, puncture the melon and lightly churn the insides to increase absorption
-Shove minibar vodka bottle into the hole and refrigerate to allow absorption for no less that 3 hours. (more…)

July 2nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)