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April 11th, 2013 | By | 2,146 Comments

Sand and Serif Festival Style for Guys

Sand & Serif is a blog comprised of coastal dwelling dudes with a knack for curating kits for any occasion. Here’s what they chose for festival bound fellas looking to sport a solid look.


1. Topo Ranch Tide Tank -Cool colorways and simple shapes make this a mellow top for an epic sun-day

2. Lightning Bold Pelican Boardshorts -Lightning bolt, your pure source of stoke and style. Its all 20 inches and shorter at these shows.

3. Brixton Oath III Hat -Nothing says indie like Brixton. Stay shady with guys who know music

4. Oakley Frogskin Sunglasses -Flare meets fashion. Spice it up with dash of flouro

5. Reef Coastal Cruiser Shoe -Few people actually wear sandals to big festivals, you’ll understand when you lose a slippa in the pit at the Descendents show

Thank you Sand & Serif for picking the freshest threads for the party. See the whole festival style collection here.


Check back for more style posts and festival happs on the Blog and Instagram @SWELLDOTCOM


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April 9th, 2013 | By | 717 Comments

Colorado River Paddle Adventure

To truly practice what we preach here at SWELL, our gear buyer Morgan, Dave from Marketing, and local surfer babe Jess demo’d the new quiver of Riviera Stand Up Paddle Boards on a 24 mile river paddle from Needles Ca, to Lake Havasu Az.


The journey took us through the Topock Gorge with little shelter or refuge, so selecting the right gear was crucial for success. Elements such as strong headwinds, 95 degree temps, cramping, and rashing were the primary challenges to combat.



Distance Paddle Survival Kit:
Voyager by Riviera -Entry Level hull template for entry level distance paddling
Dakine Cyclone Wet/Dry Bag -Submersible, floating, Roll Top Access
Electric Sunglasses – Polarized eye proection from glare and wind
Watershot Housing for iPhone -Waterproof, Shock Resistant, 3 usable buttons
RipCurl Wettie Hooded Surf Top -30+ UPF protection, rash, quick dry, Rash free seams and fabric
Headhunter -Rash Guard Gel and Clear Face Stick
Eco Sunscreen 30 SPF -Full coverage and water resistant lotion for body.
Mophie Juicepack -Extra battery life for emergency cell use
4-Way Stretch Boardshorts from Volcom and VSTR
Bikini Bottom By Acacia, Top by Tori Praver
Water bottle and towel from Surfrider Foundation


9am departure from Needles Marina: Finding the current, but respecting the boating lanes.


Boaters appreciated our humor, rewarding us with coldies and a friendly flash or two. @SWELLDOTCOM


Lightening our load and flipping out at Topock Bridge, halfway to Havasu

Nobody got sunburned or rashes thanks to SWELL sun protection


9 hrs and 24 miles later, we arrive in Havasu still feeling fresh thanks to the Voyager by Riviera. It stayed stable through hundreds of passing boat wakes. The hull sliced across troughs, and kept a steady forward inertia. Check out all 5 new SUP models here.

April 5th, 2013 | By | 3,091 Comments

BoardShort Guide for Any Ride

Finding the right pair of trunks is like picking the perfect golf club, you have to know how hard you wanna hit it. Well, here’s your guide to unwind according to SWELL fans across the world.

Pick and click the length that suits your next beach day.




































April 2nd, 2013 | By | 5,065 Comments

Surfers Do The Harlem Shake

As the Harlem Shake obsession winds down with over 9 million seizure inducing Youtube videos produced, we’re taking one last look at surfers who swallowed their pride to spastically shook their stuff.

Team Oakley has some of the best personalities on tour with Seabass, Jordy and J-Dub. So the boys got loose for this rowdy rendition at their annual BBQ during the Quiky Pro on the Goldy. See who else you can spot in the Oakley party pad.