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July 5th, 2013 | By | 299 Comments

Wish You Were Here | SWELL 4th of July

Kylie: Women’s Stylist -On a boat in Newport
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Morgan: Gear Buyer -Slip ‘n’ Sliding around Laguna

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July 3rd, 2013 | By | 583 Comments

Staff Picks: Favorite 4th of July Parties TEAM SWELL SHARES THEIR WEST COAST PATRIOTIC PARTY PLACES

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VENUE: BEACH FRONT HOUSE ON THE PENINSULA

BEST OF: PEOPLE WATCHING, KEG STANDS, ROOF-TOP DECKS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: COCONUT WATER, BIKINI, WONDERLAND SUNGLASSES

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VENUE: BEACH HOPPING IN LAGUNA TOWN

BEST OF: SNORKEL BEER BONG, TOURIST CHICAS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WET-DRY BAG, RASH-FREE SHORTS, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT TANK

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VENUE: BRIGANTINE RESTAURANT, OVERLOOKING THE FAIRGROUNDS

BEST OF: FRESHOYSTERS, SUNSET & FIREWORK REFLECTIONS ON LAGOON

DON’T FORGET YOUR: BEACH CRUISER, FLASHLIGHT, COVER UPS

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VENUE: 2 STORY PONTOON BOAT WITH A SLIDE

BEST OF: NO SOCAL JUNE GLOOM, NO BEACH COPS, NO LAST CALL

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WATER WINGS, RVCA COOLER, ZINKA

 

July 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,169 Comments

Summer Party Inspo: The Slip ‘N Flip

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Lookin to throw a barn burner bash for the 4th? Ramp up your slip ‘n slide style by adding a quarter pipe, and I promise people will be losing their minds and their voice screaming down your Slip ‘n Flip.

Here’s how us SWELL thrillbillys threw the best pool party ever while attending Cal Poly SLO. (more…)

July 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,667 Comments

Shark Hoax Hits San Clemente

Shark Week hysteria hit San Clemente a month early, with a sighting sign that thinned out the crowded SC beachbreaks. With warm waters, summer vacationers, the black ball, and over-hyped swells, the waves are a war-zone and local pranksters are fighting back.

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The State Parks sign appeared on a San Clemente City Beach (flaw #1) yesterday 6/1 near the pier, and though looked legit, had misspelled Calafia and errors unlike official warnings.

SCLG Supervisor seemed to take the hoax lightly, commenting “We surmise that someone might have taken a picture of that sign, Photoshopped it a little and added their own warning to fit their desires. Gotta give ‘em credit for creativity. They even cited sections from the Public Resources Code.”

This doesn’t mean whitey isn’t out there though. Chuck Patterson captured a baby white tail-whip with his GoPro 3 summers ago while SUPing in San Clemente.