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December 7th, 2012 | By | 492 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide 2012

The countdown to complete your Christmas list is on! Be the best dressed and best gift giver this year when you shop at SWELL. The gift guide features: arctic eye-candy shot by Chris Burkard, official Pipemasters Gear, Stylish outfit guides for girls, and your favorites from Billabong, RVCA, Roark and every heavy hitter in surf.

The days are dwindling and so are the top styles, so knockout your shopping list and get guaranteed shipping before the big day.

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December 6th, 2012 | By | 1,371 Comments

Employee Spotlight: Nate Zoller

He’s the guy behind SWELL’s frothy product descriptions, and he’s shredding around South OC in this LEAF video… introducing our newest employee Nate Zoller. The Laguna Beach native has long dominated the podiums of local surf and skim comps, and recently took 1st place in the surf leg of the Ultimate Boarder Triathlon in Seaside. We are stoked to call him one of our own, so enjoy his flick and style picks below.

Vitals
Favorite Surfer: AI
Watering hole: Coyote Grill
College mascot: Banana slug
Best beach day ever: Any day in South Laguna
In your headphones right now: Tame Impala: Lonerism
Daily Driver: 5’6″ Psychedelic Germ
Favorite thing about working at SWELL: Lunch
Worst wipeout:
At a slab in Bali. Got sucked over and dragged across the reef backwards

Nate’s Kit…simply put
LEAF JALAPENO TEE: My brother and friends started this company. They kill it.
ELECTRIC MAGS SUNGLASSES: My go to shades: The Trouble Andrew designed Electric Mags
GRAVIS FILTER LX SHOE: Light weight, durable, and not too flashy
STANCE TACOMA SOCK: More Feet steez
INSIGHT DUCK SOUP DENIM SHORT: One denim short that I back
ELECTRIC NIGHTHAWK BEANIE: Winter is cold, I like wearing beanies
MATUSE HOPLITE FULL SUIT: In my opinion Matuse wetsuits are the best on the American market

December 4th, 2012 | By | 1,824 Comments

Holiday Sweater Bronanza 2012

SWELL is pretty serious when it comes to making a splash at holiday parties, which is why we stocked 100s of sweater styles for this season’s festivities. The shop hooligans and Follow the Light winner Shawn Parkin had an after hours photo-bender featuring farm animals, firearms and 40s.


C-lo the wonder duck was not harmed in this Bronanza

Looking to throw your own amazing sweater shindig? Here’s a few must-have essentials for your holiday mixer.

1. Pick up a standout sweater at SWELL

2. Mix up a batch of seasonal libations.
Directions: Recklessly mix eggnog, bourbon and rum into a large punchbowl. Serve chilled and dont take no for an answer. Encourage the antics of cousin Eddie and drop quotes from the cult classic Christmas Vacation.

3. Ornament Stealing/Exchange
Rules:
-All guests bring a wrapped gift or ornament of a particular price-point (White Elephant Optional)
-Draw numbers from a hat. Equal to the # of participating guests
-Guest who draws #1 selects a wrapped present from the tree
-Next guest can pick from tree or steal from another person
-When a gift has been stolen 3 times. Nobody else can steal it

December 3rd, 2012 | By | 1,256 Comments

Done. A Film by John John Florence

John John Florence might be the most exciting surfer in the world today. Amidst his hallmark 2012 competitive season, the 20 year old jetted to Tahiti and Mexico and Indo and other mysto spots, he was on a mission for perfect waves.

The film is out on iTunes fairly soon, but if you happen to be on the North Shore of Oahu this Wednesday come by the Banzai skatepark at 6:30 PM for the premier and hang out with John John himself.

Early in the year he purchased his own Scarlet RED camera and decided to take his friend Blake Kueny along for the ride to document his surfing and travels. As the trips progressed so did John John’s surfing and the clips he was nailing. So he decided to make a short film titled Done.

The 23-minute profile film includes a cast of John’s best friends including: Nathan and Ivan Florence, Kiron Jabour, Matt Meola and Albee Layer. Some of the most progressive surfers in the world just happen to be John John’s friends and family, and these trend-setting, limit-pushing, death-defying surfers ride for the top brands on SWELL like Vans, Sanuk, O’Neill and Dakine. Start shredding all their signature products available at SWELL.

Just as John’s year started out with a bang (winning the Volcom Pipe Pro) it looks like it will end with an exclamation point with his first self-produced film, and his campaign to defend his Vans Triple Crown of  Surfing Title. Watch the Sunset slab-fest set to run the finals tuesday 12/4 here.