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October 17th, 2013 | By | 1,187 Comments

7 SWELL Halloween Costume Ideas Employee Picks for Rad Costumes That You Can Repurpose for Everyday Style

Customer Service Dave Pick: Magnum P.I.


Essential Dress: Hula Shirt, “flatteringly” fit denim, Quik Trucker Hat… mustache INCLUDED!

Don’t forget: to lean up against things and say things like “I’m not buying it Higgins”  (more…)

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October 9th, 2013 | By | 2,147 Comments

Shapers Shed | Alaia Surfboards Jon Wegener Takes Us in His SD Shaping Bay for a Wood Board Building Lesson

Why Ride Alaias:
–  Alaias are such low-friction boards, you can ride with effortless speed.  In other words, they fly.
–  Riding finless gives you a slide, and a feeling that you can’t get riding traditional boards.
–  Your wave selection improves, because you really need to pick the right ones.  Paddling for the wrong waves means burning valuable energy. (more…)
October 8th, 2013 | By | 365 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Tavik Men's Designer Mark Powell Talks Tavik Style, Parties, Surf & Workwear Inspo


Tell us why the slim pickens shirt is ideal for salty shapers and garage dwellers.

MP: Slim Pickens was inspired by the durable denim of our western heritage. Think gold-digging, sharp-shooting and the random bar-room brawl. (more…)

October 4th, 2013 | By | 1,610 Comments

Spear Fishing with Sharks in Tahiti SWELL Lensmen Talks About Avoiding Sharks While Spearfishing in Tahiti


Spear Fishing in Tahiti is beyond just a hobby, it is second only to our love for surfing! It goes hand in hand with the Tahitian lifestyle. If we take a boat out for a good day of surf, there is inevitably a spear gun or two aboard in case someone takes a break and wants to catch the post surf meal, unless you catch gets stolen by sharks known for stalking us. (more…)