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September 8th, 2013 | By | 673 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong Designer Ed

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SWELL tracked down the man behind the Showdown shirt and the best wovens for the fall. Eddie at Billabong is a true legend, heres why he’s claiming contrast pockets are pertty happnin’

SWELL:
Tell us about the pattern origin

Eddie:  The pattern was actually inspired by ethnic prints and patterns we came across in our travels. It’s a dyeing technique called Ikat and its been used all over the world ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and even further (more…)

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September 6th, 2013 | By | 6 Comments

Surf Flick Friday

Take a peek at 5 new and old surf flicks to fuel your froth for a flatspell.

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Slow Dance -Craig Anderson Signature Film. Directed by Dane Reynolds (2013)

Best Clip: Skeleton Bay slow-mo. Get Slow Dance (more…)

September 4th, 2013 | By | 29 Comments

SWELL Eats | Tahitian Poisson Cru

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Food trucks in Tahiti are no trend, its a staple source for grinds that fuel the boys charging chopes. SWELL’s Tahiti surf photographer Domenic Mosquiera shares his favorite dish from “Les Roulottes” aka the nightly Food Truck gathering near the recent Billabong Pro Tahiti contest.

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Domenic (Left) Jamie O’Brien and John John Florence take a break from (more…)

September 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,928 Comments

Wish You Were Here | SWELL Labor Day Escapes Stalk the SWELL crew on their holiday weekend party destinations

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 Team SWELL taking in the last days of summer with a cliff jump chug (more…)