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August 8th, 2013 | By | 503 Comments

Photo Tip of the Week | Domenic Mosquiera

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Teahupo’o resident and Follow the Light finalists Domenic Mosquiera explains how he endures those marathons swimming sessions to get that shot at Chopes. Dom will SWELL man at the end of the road for the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti, so stay tuned for tube vision of the Tahitian underground.

Photo Tip: Swim Longer, Smarter.  (more…)

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August 7th, 2013 | By | 72 Comments

Dorian Inducted | Surfers Hall Of Fame

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Amid the hoopla in Huntington during the US Open of Surfing last week, the boardwalk became a better place with the induction of 3 legends into the Surfers Hall of Fame. Shane Dorian, Skip Frye and Rick ‘Rockin Fig’ Fignetti got their feet wet (in cement) on the famed sidewalk of Surf City USA for their indelible achievements in advancing the sport of surfing. (more…)

August 6th, 2013 | By | 98 Comments

URT | World Famous Wompers

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URT X SWELL joined forces to bring you new, exclusive styles saluting the art of body womping. The two coastal dwelling companies grew up in breaks that cater to barrel hunting body surfers eager to get heaved into hollow shore-pound.

URT is the inventor of the tide chart printed inside a shURT and receive international acclaim for heroic drops at XXL sessions, like co-founder Dougie Mann recently charging The Wedge (above).  URT released an exclusive line available only at SWELL in honor of their 4th annual WOMP body surfing competition   (more…)

August 6th, 2013 | By | 2,014 Comments

Transport To Trestles -Essential Gear for Beating the Pack to the Peak at the Yosemite of Surfing

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Dion Agius, Warren Smith and many Lowers locals maximize their wave count by biking to the beach.
Here are a few photos and a gear guide for making the trek to Trestles: (more…)