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November 12th, 2013 | By | 1,105 Comments

LA RIOTS x TAVIK Top Taste-Makers in Music and Surf Style Collab on a Badass Biker Jacket


After seeing the LA RIOTS DJ set at Coachella, we’re stoked to see the release of this collab from our favorite music inspired friends at TAVIK. Daniel Linton, one of music industry’s most influential electro artists, has worked hand-in-hand with TAVIK’s design team to launch the premium varsity style jacket. (more…)

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November 12th, 2013 | By | 346 Comments

Back in Stock | Surf Grass Mats A Surf Essential for Wetsuit Protection and Keeping a Clean Kit


Shoes off kook! No dirt allowed in the new Poler Tent. Surf Grass Serves as a sick Welcome Mat


November 7th, 2013 | By | 1,075 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Electric Watches From San Clemente Surf Team to CEO - Eric Crane Talks Action Inspired Watches

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SWELL stopped by Electric HQ in San Clemente to interview Eric Crane, Electric’s new CEO and the man behind their expansion into watches.

SWELL: What makes the new watches tailored for surfers?:

EC: First we moved the crown slight off-center at 4 o’clock, so when you go to pop up on your board it doesn’t stab the top of your hand. (more…)

November 5th, 2013 | By | 3,247 Comments

Gear Review | Xcel “Dipped” Booties


This season’s standout wetsuit innovation goes to a goo that goes between your fingers and toes. Liquid neoprene technology was formerly used only to seal seams, but now covers most vital panels in need of serious insulation and stretch. 

The SWELL surfaholics tested the XCEL dipped comp bootie on an Orange County lobster hunting mission to see how it stacked up against the thermocline that dips into 50’s. (more…)