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January 31st, 2013 | By | 1,646 Comments

Interesting Human: Alex Knost

RVCA surf advocate, board shaper and Tomorrow’s Tulips band front-man  Alex Knost has conceptualized and designed the second season of his signature apparel collection. He freesurfs around the world all year in search of inspiration for these custom tailored styles.

Enjoy as he expresses his style on a RVCA surf trip in Costa Rica

Alex Knost’s Spring 13 Line joins the elements of classic, vintage-inspired workwear, retro color combos and paisley prints for a feel that reflects his own wardrobe to a T. Alex has an affinity for secondhand charm, relaxed fit knits and muted color palettes that pop with brightness. Shop his RVCA looks here.

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Keep an eye out for this coastal vagabond, as he can usually be seen in a very creepy taupe van, searching for a wedge on the outskirts of Newport Beach with his buddy Ford Archbold.

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January 30th, 2013 | By | 1,638 Comments

Coachella Lineup Countdown: Tame Impala

The band that will come out of nowhere and blow your mind at Coachella is….Tame Impala
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Genres: Psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, dream pop, space rock
Motherland: Perth, Australia
Latest album: Lonerism released October 8th 2012 in the US
Rando fact: Tame Impala only played 2 shows in the US in 2012
Reason to see live: Endless mind-melting guitar riffs
#TameImpala Tags: 12717 instagrams
Also Heard In: SWELL’s free diving gopro video
Self Proclaimed: “We’re a buncha imbeciles”
Must-hear Track: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Band members
Kevin Parker: vocals, guitar & kazoo
Dominic Simper:guitar & synth
Julien Barbagallo: drums & backing vocals
Jay Watson: synth, backing vocals & occasional additional guitar
Nick Allbrook: bass

Style: Colored Pants, Denim Jackets, Basic Tees

TAME IMPALA

 

January 29th, 2013 | By | 3,040 Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro 2013 Lei Day

Rarely are the waves too big to run competition, but lightening just struck twice as consecutive Volcom surf contest were called off due to heavy surf. But that didn’t stop the boys at Pipeline, watch as they go for broke in the hunt for $130K on the 3rd straight “Lei Day” of the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro.

Check VolcomPipepro.com for live footage Weds Jan 30

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 @layneaew rocking Vans at the venue
@reigo05 only skates in Volcom Denim
@estanciarapida in the V-co Tanktop

 

January 24th, 2013 | By | 2,051 Comments

Beached Days -Volume 2 Release Party Hang with Surfing's Anti-Heros in Laguna Beach, Celebrating a Legit New Mag

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It’s not your average surf mag. Beached Days is the backwards brain child of Mitch Abshere, founder of Captain Fin Co, and a brand ambassador for Electric, Stance, and Hurley. This second release looks at surfing’s anti-heroes like the Fletchers, Jay Adams, T.Sherms, Alex Knost and some crazy indie dudes you may have never heard of.

The FRUS TNOD (DONT SURF) edition was edited by SWELL’s own Nate Zoller, and the launch party is going down on his home turf in Laguna Beach on Friday 6-9pm. Our friends at Thalia Surf are hosting the mixer with free beer and local grinds. The mag is only published a couple times a year, so don’t miss out.  915 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 6-9pm, YEW!

Here’s a preview of the newest name in surf media: BEACHED DAYS

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Nathan Fletcher rarely opens up like this: A 18 interview and photo feature. More on his code red session and signature collection here

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Another Laguna local, JP Olson is a fine art freak over at Hurley

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Tyler Warren: cool with the consequences, and making Billabong proud

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Mitch Abshere refers to Alex Knost as a major influence in the progression of the sport.  See the A.Knost signature cuts from RVCA

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Ando letting loose in his signature Quik shorts in Hawaii