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August 6th, 2013 | By | 98 Comments

URT | World Famous Wompers

URT X SWELL joined forces to bring you new, exclusive styles saluting the art of body womping. The two coastal dwelling companies grew up in breaks that cater to barrel hunting body surfers eager to get heaved into hollow shore-pound.

URT is the inventor of the tide chart printed inside a shURT and receive international acclaim for heroic drops at XXL sessions, like co-founder Dougie Mann recently charging The Wedge (above).  URT released an exclusive line available only at SWELL in honor of their 4th annual WOMP body surfing competition   (more…)

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August 6th, 2013 | By | 2,651 Comments

Transport To Trestles -Essential Gear for Beating the Pack to the Peak at the Yosemite of Surfing


Dion Agius, Warren Smith and many Lowers locals maximize their wave count by biking to the beach.
Here are a few photos and a gear guide for making the trek to Trestles: (more…)

July 30th, 2013 | By | 1,783 Comments

Aaron Chang’s #InstaChang Eco Squares

In the age of instagram, square framed photography is influencing the shooting styles of many great lensmen… and who else but Aaron Chang has turned it into fine art.

This limited release is a celebration of the social media style that speaks to so many, in so many different ways. His mix and match prints are now available for you to curate the perfect look for your pad. Check them out here.

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More about the #InstaChang Eco Collection:
-Aaron has put together a collection of 28 images on a new eco-medium at a price he has NEVER offered before
-It’s a steep discount, compared to his limited edition gallery prints.
-The images will be printed onto Chromalux recycled metal, ready to hang in your home or office
-Super limited edition with #InstaChang authentication seal
-Great for mixing and matching
-Your value increases with your order
-Receive a bonus print hand picked by Aaron for the first 50 people who order

July 29th, 2013 | By | 2,703 Comments

Sights & Frights of The US Open of Surfing


Sharpie or Metal Mulisha should consider sponsoring the US Open next year because just about everyone was drawn on or getting punched in Huntington. Enjoy a few shots from the biggest s#it show of our beloved sport. (more…)