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March 24th, 2013 | By | 485 Comments

Roark’s Bali High Adventure

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Roark has surfaced again. A package with postcard and a few Bintangs showed up at our Swell office last week. Correspondence reads: “The trip was long. It was religious without following, sacrificial without loss, and by the time it was over, it was 8-10 feet again.”

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It appears Roark has been meandering throughout Indonesia, breaking through the disorientation of Kuta, exploring outer atolls, foreign states of mind and frivolous amounts of Bintang. The Volume 4 “Bali High” collection features sweaty, jungle-tarnished garments and new trinkets that could only fall out of Roark’s pocket.

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Dive into the season’s first shipment of Roark’s new styles.

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March 22nd, 2013 | By | 1,435 Comments

Photo Tip Of The Week: Jason Naudé Billabong Lensman Explains How To Shoot Surf In Speed Blur

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“When shooting surfing, try not to get stuck in one style like only trying to get crisp clean shots. Sometimes blurry shots can look way more interesting if done correctly. For the shot of Nate Zoller I closed my aperture down to I think like F. 18 and slowed my shutter speed down to something like a tenth of a second and then followed Nate as he rode the wave to keep him in focus but to allow the wave to appear like it was moving.” -Jason Naudé

March 19th, 2013 | By | 115 Comments

That’s What He Said: Spring Product Reviews

Who’s best dressed and life of the party…SWELL customers of course. These guys are gearing up for spring weather and dropping words to the wise in a couple standout product reviews that had us rolling.

Spring into these fresh styles for your next weekend festival under the sun, just click the review.
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Not sure what “young lotion” is… but do what you must to prevent fried thighs.

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Scott, you definately have your mojo back. Please continue to spread blasphemy like this.

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Are you an Orange County local who’d like to come review your favorite product?
Emailswellproductreviews@gmail.com

to apply.

March 19th, 2013 | By | 131 Comments

Camp Shred 2013

The first ever Camp Shred is in the books, with 3,000 frothing friends of the Ca State Parks demoing the latest surf technology. Booths from every master shaper in the surf industry took over the campground overlooking Cardiff Reef, and the waves woke up for anyone to take a shred-stick for a test drive. With no shortage of Pacifico or Bull-Taco, the Transworld Surf x SurfRide event raised much needed support for the parks.

Missed out? Well checkout all the latest progressive surfboard shapes from SuperBrand, Channel Islands, Firewire, JS, and more.
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