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May 30th, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

5 Tips for Guy’s Summer Style The Do's and Don'ts for Hitting the Beach Like a Local

With south swells marching up the coast, the warm waters of summer brings endless surf days to show off your favorite new SWELL beach clothes.

Here’s 5 fail-free tips to keep in mind when hitting the hot sand this summer.

1. SUNGLASSES STYLE

DODONTSHADESThe Good: Contemporary frame designs like cat-eye, and acetate wayfarers are trending from Epokhe and RAEN
The Bad: Plastic poser brands stand out like a sore on your lip
The Ugly: Resting sunnies on your neck screams “i’m a jock!” and leaves goofy redneck stripe tan

2. SURF STYLE

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The Good: New-school guys like Craike and Dion add flare with a surf tee or even a hula shirt
The Bad: Keep your style simple, matching is tolerable, but easy on the accessories
The Ugly:  In case of farmer tan, apply sunscreen to burn areas and leave pale spots exposed to catch up (sorry moms)

3. WETSUIT STYLE

dodontwetsuitThe Good: Peddling in a wetsuit is ok, but NEVER wear with shoes, sunglasses, etc. Shop Racks
The Bad: Never jump the pier with your leash attached, especially longboarders
The Ugly: Publicly “credit-carding” aka board-to-groin, especially while wearing gloves, booties, shirt & wetty.

4. SANDAL STYLE

dodontbottleThe Good: The Fanning Reef Sandals emergency bottle opener makes you the life of the beach party
The Bad: Give the bottle a coutesy wipe in case you stepped in some tar…or worse
The Ugly: Chicks aren’t impressed toothless beer drinkers

5. GOPRO STYLE

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The Good:
Taking “selfies” is not a crime while shredding with a GoPro
The Bad: Taking “selfies” anywhere else
The Ugly: Mounting GoPro’s on every possible surface, and fruit booting the boardwalk

Have your own beach fail? Leave it in the comments and tag #THESWELLLIVE on Instagram.

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May 29th, 2013 | By | 22 Comments

Expression Session: Art Brewer Surf Exhibit A Free Exhibition of Paintings, Prints & Photographs in Laguna Beach

Do you love SWELL’s lightbox imagery of dreamy surf and models? Then come enjoy the legendary work of Art Brewer on June 1st in Laguna Beach, the lensman behind the SWELL catalog and coastal lifestyle looks online.

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The Art Republic 4 Tomorrow is a rootsy little gallery in downtown Laguna Beach with a reputation for hosting epic bands and copious cups of brew. In addition to Brewer’s exhibit, the event features other surf visionaries like: Ben Brough,Thomas Campbell, Joe Curren, Harry Daily, Andy Davis, Tyler Warren and more.

What: EXPRESSION SESSION
The Surf Gallery Retrospective

When: OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 1st
6 to 9 pm

Who: Special Musical Guests : The Matson 2

Where: Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow
210 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach CA

 

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May 25th, 2013 | By | 2,051 Comments

SWELL & Catchsurf Invade Salt Creek

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What better way to kick of summer than a celebratory soft-top session at Salt Creek Beach? So the SWELL crew called up Johnny at CatchSurf, we grabbed the best of our patriotic apparel, and charged down to take over the peak during a pumping south swell.

Click the pics to get the gear, meet the SWELL team and learn the tricks of a proper party wave.

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See the whole CatchSurf Quiver

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May 22nd, 2013 | By | 692 Comments

Roark’s Indo Inspired Giveaway

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The adventure savvy surfers at Roark recently returned from a Bintang and Barrel filled trip to indo. From wave-hunting moped missions to pick-pocketing monkeys, the Bali High collection captures essential Indo artifacts.

Those Roarkians hand picked their best bush-whacking gear to give away today only for Win It Wednesday. Get the Chugs jacket and shorts, Barong (translation: machete) trunks and an Artifacts flasky. Enter, comment, and share for more chances to win here.