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August 7th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Roark x Leatherman | Limited Edition Crater Knife Gear Inspired by Icelandic Adventures That Kill Monotony

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Leatherman has honed its craft for 30 years and boasts a history of trailblazing adventure worthy products. We are honored to carry a limited collab with Roark of the Crater c33Lx pocket knife. The Leatherman Crater line of folding knives has been  custom tailored to be lighter and more streamlined, so you don’t even know you’ve got one in your pocket.

With faster, all human powered, safe blade deployment to make quick work of your projects, a Crater knife is the pocket knife of choice for adventure junkies like Roark.

Comes Equipped with: (more…)

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August 4th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Sanuk’s Bryan House Head Sanuk Designer Tours Us Through Their Orange County HQ

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Bryan House is a San Diego surfer/skater/designer who is widely recognized for being the f@cking man. He gave us a behind the scenes look at the Sanuk operation, and the secrets behind their not so typical footwear empire. We skated, ping ponged, ate Wahoos, drank Pacificos, and heckled…

How’d you get your start in the Sanuk Footwear family?

I got thrown into the mix randomly by JK, he straight up invited me to check out the building and grab a pair of shoes. The next thing I know I am in a conference room talking about factories, footwear construction and materials. I had no resume, no portfolio just a computer with things I had been working on. Soooo caught off guard, but looks like it worked! JK is the man, I owe it all to him. (more…)

August 1st, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

#VZLANDS | Win Free Tickets to Outside Lands Enter to Win Entry to the Sold-out Music Festival in San Francisco

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We teamed up with our friends at @VonZipper to give away a pair of 3 Day Passes to the Sold-out festival in San Francisco. A pair of these puppies are going for around a thousand bucks on craigslistm so get weird and win!

  1. Follow @swelldotcom and @VonZipper (If you don’t already)
  2. Repost this photo or a VonZipper memento
  3. Tag @swelldotcom @VonZipper #VZLands

Winner will be picked Monday.. This contest is only open to California residents 18+ Support wildlife!! #vonzipper (more…)

July 31st, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Ryan Craig Wins 2014 Follow the Light Award Event Photos from the Most Prestigious Award in Surf Photography

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Happy Days lie ahead for Ryan “Chachi” Craig, winner of the 9th annual Follow the Light Foundation Awards in memory of Larry “Flame” Moore. The 32 yr old Santa Cruz photog cracked the final 5 a few times since 2008 and now joins past winners club of legendary lensmen like Burkard, Glaser, Maasen and more.

The epic event was followed by a typical US Open Afterparty at the pope’s living room, the Surfing Magazine Oasis of insanity. Shots, see-throughs, cervezas and the eventual late night eats… Chachi killed it! (more…)