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December 28th, 2012 | By | 3,428 Comments

Outride by Mophie -The iPhone Water Housing

OUTRIDE transforms your iPhone into the ultimate wide-angle action sports camera. The element-proof, high-impact, polycarbonate housing protects your phone from the action. Shoot it, claim it, and share it with the world instantly.

MOUNT TO ANYTHING

OUTRIDE easy attaches to your mountain bike, straps it to your skate or stick to your board deep in the barrel. The ultra-protective and interchangeable housing gives you complete waterproof protection up to 5m deep when you need it. Use one of the 9 included mount options to attach OUTRIDEto just about anything and record at any angle.

GET THE FULL VIEW

Optimize your videos with a viewing angle of up to 170 degrees on the crystal clear wide-angle lens. Elite world tour surfers like Jordy Smith trusts his phone with OUTRIDE in the lineup to capture hi-res shots of their hi-performance surfing

THE APP. THE COMMUNITY

Record, edit, upload and instantly share your video straight from your iPhone with the OUTRIDE app. Discover the latest videos from users and professional athletes across the globe. In the age of Youtube, your video can make you money..or make your famous.  Capture your next ride with OUTRIDE.

WIN IT WEDNESDAY 1/2/2013

Visit the SWELL Facebook page and enter to win an OUTRIDE from our weekly sweepstakes. Increase your chances by sharing with friends and get an extra 5 entries. SWELL Facebook is always giving away fun prizes, so “like” us and win here.

Learn how it works with the free app here.
Discover all the product to improve your phone’s core-score with Mophie here

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December 24th, 2012 | By | 2,327 Comments

Back in Stock: Poler Napsack

The 1/2 jacket, 1/2 sleeping bag is back on the shelves just in time for a chilly winter. We couldn’t keep our own employee from snatching up this fresh and functional hybrid outerwear last season, so secure your napsack for your holiday road trip before they’re gone.

5 More Reasons to get The Napsack

1) 2 in 1 function saves space in luggage

2) Stops accidental indecent exposure when changing into wetsuit

3) Makes Narcoleptic people just look sleepy

4) Michelin Man halloween costume

5) Also works as a surfboard bag (not recommended)

Get Poler here

December 24th, 2012 | By | 1,855 Comments

BJ Penn Wears RVCA Sport

The pride of Hawaii, BJ Penn in an UFC superstar and ambassador of the RVCA sport collection. Just like his mixed martial arts style, his signature shorts are a multi functional for hitting the beach…or the gym.

Watch BJ train for his comeback tour to recapture his two different UFC titles.

 

Sweat in style as your cross train in 2013 with the RVCA sport collection

BJ PENN VITALS

Place of birth: Kailua, Oahu
Nickname: The Prodigy
Mentor: Ralph Gracie
Favorite Restaurant: Boots & Kimo’s. Kailua, HI
Wins by Knockout: 7
Most Memorable Bout: vs MAtt Hughes 2006

December 19th, 2012 | By | 2,430 Comments

Albee Layer’s “Double Albee Oop”

Double oop. 720. 540. Whatever you want to call it, Albee Layer has done it, becoming the first surfer ever to complete it and beating Julian Wilson in a footrace to the finish line. Outdoing Julian is no easy feat, especially when Red Bull throws a campaign geared towards J Dubs’ attempt at landing the elusive whirly bird alley oop rotation.

But as the money was thrown one way, the kids on Maui were hucking themselves into the wind in a more reckless fashion. Enjoi.

If you haven’t seen Albee Layer and Matt Meola’s entire web series “The Isle” yet then you have been missing out. The two aerial surfers and Innersection winners produce a new video every few months that is filled with innovative airs and classic outtakes. As you may know the trade winds blow in Maui nearly every day of the year, which makes for loftier airs and ultimately more time in the air. Even Greg Long has called Albee “The most exciting surfer in the world” for his skills on slabs and in the air.

While the pair have invented their own aerials in the past, this “Albee Oop” is deservedly at the top of the list. He spins a full rotation alley oop and proceeds to keep spinning another 180 degrees, landing with his tail towards the beach and rotating out with the motion. Incredibly difficult and unprecedented until now. SWELL would like to give a big congratulations to Albee and we can’t wait to see what he and Meola do next.

Vitals

Hometown: Haiku, Maui, HI
Age: 21
Sponsors: ERGO, Dakine, Xcel, Sanuk,
Neighbor: Laird Hamilton
Favorite Wave:  Peahi (Jaws)
Biggest paycheck: $100,000 for his winning Innersection part
Random Fact: Has webbed feet.