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March 11th, 2013 | By | 995 Comments

How To: Convert Your Garage Into A Shaping Bay Board Building Series Volume 1.

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Be the envy of every guy on the block by converting your garage into a fully functional shaping bay. Friend of SWELL, Andrew formed his own surfboard label by building and glassing boards for a fraction of the cost. Here’s how he began the hobby that makes him part of the salty society of DIY shapers.

The Shaping Block is the centerpiece of your shaping bay. Like a saw horse, you can improvise a number of set ups. Andrew constructed his with mobility in mind to roll in and out as needed

Materials: 2 alloy wheels from an old dually truck (or 2, 5-gallon buckets)
1 bag of quikcrete
Wood: 4″x4″ 3 feet long (2ct)
2×4″ 26 inches long (4ct)
2×4″ 6 inches long (4ct)

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-Cement in the 4×4 into the bucket and screw two 2×4 to the sides. The top should be just below waist high.

-Screw 6″ blocks to the top creating an even (use a level) surface to rest a board, then staple carpet in the u-shaped saddle to protect your blanks from rail dings.

The next step is creating an organized set-up for your shelves and lighting. Adjustable back lit lighting is crucial for seeing curvatures and shadows in the shaping process. Here’s a quick tutorial on basic shelves and lighting.

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March 8th, 2013 | By | 1,028 Comments

Save Trestles…Again

We Need you to show up and blow up to save the Yosemite of Surfing next Wednesday for the next hearing for the TCA’s attempt to pave your wave.

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Urge Regional Water Board to Deny Toll Road Permit
We need your help! The TCA is trying to build the first 5 mile segment of the 241 toll road. Many of you have sent letters to the Regional Water Board asking them to deny this foolhardy project. Next Wednesday the Regional Board will have a meeting to decide that permit and we need you there!

If you live in Southern California, come to the water board hearing next Wednesday, March 13th, at 9:00 a.m. and speak out against the toll road. The hearing will be held at

March 13th, 9:00 AM
Costa Mesa City Council Chambers
77 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

You don’t need to speak (unless you want to) but a strong show of support will go a long way.

More Ways to Save Our Waves
Join SurfRider
Buy SurfRider Gear Here
Write a letter to the Water Board to Deny the TCA request

March 7th, 2013 | By | 377 Comments

Most Pinteresting Aloha Friday Styles for Guys

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Who doesnt love hula Fridays? Its an excuse for casual cruising and starting happy hour a little bit early. Top surf brands like Vans, Neff, and Vanguard stepped up their spring styles incorporating tons of tropical twists and palm prints

Check out these top styles while they’re still in stock:
VANS CHAUFFEUR SHOE
VANGUARD TROPICAL PHARAOH BACKPACK
VONZIPPER CORPORATE LEASH TEE
SECTOR NINE SOUPBOWLS SKATEBOARD

Or, browse the whole hula board here.

March 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,836 Comments

Spring Catalog: Featuring Andy Davis

SWELL’s spring catalog is here, and nothing brings in spring like the dreamy drawings of Mr Andy Davis. The man behind the Ando&Friends brand now works exclusively with Billabong to create the carefree designs that says it all about the love of surfing.

See the Women’s catalog here
Sign up for a free subscription here

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See Ando’s Art Come To Life