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November 11th, 2014 | By | 41 Comments

Life at Banzai | Koa Smith’s Triple Crown Training Koa Explains His North Shore Training Secrets with SWELL's Dane Grady

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Welcome to a weekly series of North Shore diaries showing the faces and places on the front-lines of worlds most core surf community.  25 yr old Hawaiian lensman Dane Grady won SWELL’s Follow the Light Foundation Photography Award, and now he’s spending the winter on the 7 mile miracle to bring you the best of his Hawaiian surf culture. (more…)

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November 10th, 2014 | By | 87 Comments

Behind Creed’s Love Buzz Creed McTaggart’s first signature surfboard model is here.

Hayden Cox describes the Love Buzz as the ‘Love Child’ of the Hypto Krypto and The Ando model, the Love Buzz design blends surface area, rocker and performance curves to create a very all-round, fast and flowing short board. He headed over to the South Coast of NSW with Crag Anderson to test drive his signature sled. Enjoy the clip and the remixed track from 60′s band ‘Shocking Blue’ titled ‘Love Buzz’

Here’s what Mr. McTaggart had to tell us about the process: (more…)

October 31st, 2014 | By | No Comments

SWELL Halloween Mixtape | Creature Punk 2014

This isn’t your average pop-party mix, nor is SWELL’s music guru BIlly average by any measure. He left the ghost of Michael Jackson at Neverland Ranch, and opted for rocking psycho-garage-grunge that might enlighten your punk palate.  From local boys like Ty Segall and the Growlers, to Sabath and Suicide. Ejoi and keep it creepy

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October 29th, 2014 | By | 145 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Captain Fin Mitch Abshere: The Man Behind the Surf Industry's Breakout Brand of the Year

SWELL sits down with Captain Fin Founder / Creative Director / All-Around Interesting Human, Mitch Abshere in their new Oceanside HQ. Enjoy an exclusive look into the origins of the company and a behind the scenes look at the Captain Fin crew.  (more…)