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July 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,278 Comments

Summer Party Inspo: The Slip ‘N Flip

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…)

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July 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,766 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.


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.

June 28th, 2013 | By | 683 Comments

Parko Crowned | King of Keramas

In true world champ fashion Joel Parkinson executed a buzzer beater to rob Michel Borez of the coveted Baron mask and an oversized Oakley check for $75K.


June 26th, 2013 | By | 18 Comments

SWELL x AMBSN Patriot Party Friday 6/28


Come celebrate a party wave filled summer in San Clemente with the International Brotherhood of Drinking Beer & Surfing Waves… aka SWELL x AMBSN. These two San Clemente based companies will be hooking up drink specials for all attendees in Patriotic Apparel, and prizes for the best dressed.

Experience the best new surfer bar in San Clemente at Nomads Canteen (directions here) and rockin tunes from The Traders. See you at Nomads, Friday at 9pm.

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Gear up for an epic  summer in the sun with new AMBSN styles