August 28th, 2015
Itching for a road trip, the boys loaded the sketchy old SWELL van with the newest summer gear to crash test the goods and go absolutely ham ion the 90 mi coastline called Big Sur, Ca. Enjoy the edit, get the gear and stay tuned for 6 more stories this week about the dude cruise going down in the books!
Meet the Boys
Chase Wilson 24, Newport Beach
Highlight of Trip: Driving the Highway 1 around the bends of the Big Sur listening to DJ Pelican. Most enjoyable drive of my life! Unbelievable.
Funny Moment: Watching Gabe play with a half dead Snake! That kid is crazy.
Big Sur in 3 Words: Warm, Populated, Un-sharky
Choice road trip tunes: DJ Pelican… if you know, you know
Favorite Campground in Big Sur: there’s so many nooks and crannies up there but I’d say Sand dollar state beach was my favorite. (more…)
Trunk Talk: Volcom’s Joe Frizelle A Stab Mag x SWELL Series about the Legends Who Make Your Boardshorts
Meet the men who minimize your rash, modify your maneuverability, mold your style, maximise your time in the water. This is our way of paying homage to these legends, just a little, so you might better understand just where your surf shorts are coming from.
The installment feature Volcom designer Joe Frizelle, and check out his work in the SWELL surf shop
Coachella Weekend 1: Vestal Village Party Pics Trend-Spotting and Photo-Bombing at the Exclusive Action Sports Pool Party
The who’s-who of the Action Sports industry converge on Coachella Music Festival for an invite-only camp out and 4-day pool party. Enjoy the evidence of the concert and see who got in the mix.
Timmy Patterson is a man of few words, but shaper of tens of thousands of boards. His San Clemente staple surfboards have dominated lineups and contests around the world for over 3 decades. Enjoy a tour of his shaping bay in the SC Surf Ghetto & brief history from T.Pat himself. (SWELL is a proud surfshop that carries T.Patterson Boards)
Years shaping: 35 years +
First first pro ever shaped for: Archy (more…)