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March 8th, 2013 | By | 1,083 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.


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
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Write a letter to the Water Board to Deny the TCA request

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March 7th, 2013 | By | 383 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:

Or, browse the whole hula board here.

March 2nd, 2013 | By | 2,081 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

March 1st, 2013 | By | 1,609 Comments

Surf Training with Taj

Taj was stoked to have the ASP title back in his homeland, but very disappointed that he wasn’t the one to take it from Ke11y.  Watch Taj and trainer Johnny Gannon at his home in Yalingup, West Oz, making serious preparations for a run at the world title in 2013.

Taj’s Tips:
-Throw a twist into your sit-ups: Olique exercises are key to power snaps
-Focus on fast-twitch muscles: Explosive reps with medicine balls breeds hi-performance maneuvers
-Hydrate often & refuel with protein within 30 minutes of your workout for max results

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Taj Surfs In:
Billabong Striker Boardshorts
5’10″ Lost Whiplash Shortboard
Billabong Evolve Surf tee

With surf contest prize purses exceeding $500K, every pro works with trainers, and Johnny Gannon is the best is the biz. Along with Taj’s daily regiment and top notch gear, he powers up with that pre-surf smoothie seen in the vid.

Here’s the Recipe:
1 cup organic soy milk or Almond milk
2 Eggs
500ml coconut water or filtered water, cold
1/2 Avocado
1 banana (preferably frozen)
maca powder
1 heaped tsp ground flax seeds/chia seeds (or a combination)
5 ice cubes
1 heaped tsp maca powder
3 heaped spoons of protein powder