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September 11th, 2013 | By | 2,811 Comments

Goons of Doom | Free West Coast Tour

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Ozzie and The Goons have hit the West Coast for the launch Volcom’s new radical footwear line inspired by these rocking animals. If you haven’t seen these Aussies ripping the stage, expect free beer, free Volcom Swag, and a rowdy pack of groms in the pit.

See the dates above, and find a show this weekend. Can’t cruise? Enjoy a free download of some Goons greats here. (more…)

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September 10th, 2013 | By | 3,179 Comments

Cosmic Creek | A Retro Surf Contest BILLABONG PRESENTS THE 14TH ANNUAL SALT CREEK SURF CONTEST

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Hardly just another contest, the 14th Annual Cosmic Creek is a retro-style event that harkens back to the more alternative times and styles of the 1970′s & 80′s. An era where single-fins and twins resigned supreme and the best surfers in the world proudly sported super short inseams and wild hair.

Come meet Cosmic legends like Dave Rastavich , Tyler Warren, Chris Del Morro, Rob Machado, Tom Curren and the ever present Donavon Frankenreiter. (more…)

September 9th, 2013 | By | 548 Comments

StokesMe September | Surfers Helping Humans

In 2002, Steve Barilotti penned an article for Surfer Magazine entitled “The Jungle is Looking Back,” wherein Dr. Dave Jenkins recounts his experience traveling to the Mentawai Islands,but when he when went ashore he discovered malaria stricken villages. (more…)

September 8th, 2013 | By | 675 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…)