October 2nd, 2015
The ceremonial cava has been drank, Chief Druku has given his blessings, and the reef has claimed its first bit of flesh at the 2013 Volcom Fiji Pro.
At the opening ceremonies all the boys sported the Volcom Stonepede button up shirt, while paying respect to the heart shaped island they call home during the 11 day dream contest.
This beachy beverage was born on the sands of Salt Creek Beach, where I worked at a bar-tender at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Yes, it seems a little fruity but plenty of surf industry captains sipped down countless Catalina Coolers after sun soaked sessions at Gravels. Inspired by the island 26 mi off our coastline, the Regis charged $16 a pop and Carl Nolet himself (Ketel Owner) sucks them down at the beach club too.
2 Parts Ketel One Citron
2 Parts Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
Strawberry Puree (commonly found at most markets, try Daily brand)
Lemon-cello or Cointreau
Frozen Strawberries & Ice
1. Fill a tall cocktail glass or mason jar with ice & frozen berries
2. Pour equal parts Ketel Citron and Lemonade into glass (yes, I have a heavy hand)
3. Add a splash of lemon or orange liqueur
4. Stir a lot, or beat it up in a cocktail shaker
5. Pour into glass (Optional: coat rim of glass with sugar before)
6. Drizzle strawberry puree over drink, and watch the trippy booze waves
7. Serve & enjoy summer vibes wherever it takes you…
With south swells marching up the coast, the warm waters of summer brings endless surf days to show off your favorite new SWELL beach clothes.
Here’s 5 fail-free tips to keep in mind when hitting the hot sand this summer.
1. SUNGLASSES STYLE
The Good: Contemporary frame designs like cat-eye, and acetate wayfarers are trending from Epokhe and RAEN
The Bad: Plastic poser brands stand out like a sore on your lip
The Ugly: Resting sunnies on your neck screams “i’m a jock!” and leaves goofy redneck stripe tan
2. SURF STYLE
The Good: New-school guys like Craike and Dion add flare with a surf tee or even a hula shirt
The Bad: Keep your style simple, matching is tolerable, but easy on the accessories
The Ugly: In case of farmer tan, apply sunscreen to burn areas and leave pale spots exposed to catch up (sorry moms)
3. WETSUIT STYLE
The Good: Peddling in a wetsuit is ok, but NEVER wear with shoes, sunglasses, etc. Shop Racks
The Bad: Never jump the pier with your leash attached, especially longboarders
The Ugly: Publicly “credit-carding” aka board-to-groin, especially while wearing gloves, booties, shirt & wetty.
4. SANDAL STYLE
The Good: The Fanning Reef Sandals emergency bottle opener makes you the life of the beach party
The Bad: Give the bottle a coutesy wipe in case you stepped in some tar…or worse
The Ugly: Chicks aren’t impressed toothless beer drinkers
5. GOPRO STYLE
The Good: Taking “selfies” is not a crime while shredding with a GoPro
The Bad: Taking “selfies” anywhere else
The Ugly: Mounting GoPro’s on every possible surface, and fruit booting the boardwalk
Have your own beach fail? Leave it in the comments and tag #THESWELLLIVE on Instagram.
Check back for more of Spangler’s Fail-Free Summer Style Tips
Expression Session: Art Brewer Surf Exhibit A Free Exhibition of Paintings, Prints & Photographs in Laguna Beach
Do you love SWELL’s lightbox imagery of dreamy surf and models? Then come enjoy the legendary work of Art Brewer on June 1st in Laguna Beach, the lensman behind the SWELL catalog and coastal lifestyle looks online.
The Art Republic 4 Tomorrow is a rootsy little gallery in downtown Laguna Beach with a reputation for hosting epic bands and copious cups of brew. In addition to Brewer’s exhibit, the event features other surf visionaries like: Ben Brough,Thomas Campbell, Joe Curren, Harry Daily, Andy Davis, Tyler Warren and more.
What: EXPRESSION SESSION
The Surf Gallery Retrospective
When: OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 1st
6 to 9 pm
Who: Special Musical Guests : The Matson 2
Where: Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow
210 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach CA