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December 4th, 2012 | By | 2,313 Comments

Holiday Sweater Bronanza 2012

SWELL is pretty serious when it comes to making a splash at holiday parties, which is why we stocked 100s of sweater styles for this season’s festivities. The shop hooligans and Follow the Light winner Shawn Parkin had an after hours photo-bender featuring farm animals, firearms and 40s.


C-lo the wonder duck was not harmed in this Bronanza

Looking to throw your own amazing sweater shindig? Here’s a few must-have essentials for your holiday mixer.

1. Pick up a standout sweater at SWELL

2. Mix up a batch of seasonal libations.
Directions: Recklessly mix eggnog, bourbon and rum into a large punchbowl. Serve chilled and dont take no for an answer. Encourage the antics of cousin Eddie and drop quotes from the cult classic Christmas Vacation.

3. Ornament Stealing/Exchange
Rules:
-All guests bring a wrapped gift or ornament of a particular price-point (White Elephant Optional)
-Draw numbers from a hat. Equal to the # of participating guests
-Guest who draws #1 selects a wrapped present from the tree
-Next guest can pick from tree or steal from another person
-When a gift has been stolen 3 times. Nobody else can steal it

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December 3rd, 2012 | By | 1,382 Comments

Done. A Film by John John Florence

John John Florence might be the most exciting surfer in the world today. Amidst his hallmark 2012 competitive season, the 20 year old jetted to Tahiti and Mexico and Indo and other mysto spots, he was on a mission for perfect waves.

The film is out on iTunes fairly soon, but if you happen to be on the North Shore of Oahu this Wednesday come by the Banzai skatepark at 6:30 PM for the premier and hang out with John John himself.

Early in the year he purchased his own Scarlet RED camera and decided to take his friend Blake Kueny along for the ride to document his surfing and travels. As the trips progressed so did John John’s surfing and the clips he was nailing. So he decided to make a short film titled Done.

The 23-minute profile film includes a cast of John’s best friends including: Nathan and Ivan Florence, Kiron Jabour, Matt Meola and Albee Layer. Some of the most progressive surfers in the world just happen to be John John’s friends and family, and these trend-setting, limit-pushing, death-defying surfers ride for the top brands on SWELL like Vans, Sanuk, O’Neill and Dakine. Start shredding all their signature products available at SWELL.

Just as John’s year started out with a bang (winning the Volcom Pipe Pro) it looks like it will end with an exclamation point with his first self-produced film, and his campaign to defend his Vans Triple Crown of  Surfing Title. Watch the Sunset slab-fest set to run the finals tuesday 12/4 here.

 

November 28th, 2012 | By | 791 Comments

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys: 5 Essentials Styles

Gifting for guys can prove to be an impossible hunt for the perfect manly gear. So don’t get swindled by salesmen or vibed by shop groms, use the SWELL Gift Guide to earn the title as “World’s Best Girlfriend, Auntie or Mom.”

There’s gifts for any age or budget, so knock out your shopping list for all your loved ones.
And Don’t forget FREE SHIPPING!

1. Volcom Stone Suits  get your dude looking dapper without feeling like stiff. They’re tailored to a stylish slim-straight fit, made with Volcom’s special suiting polyester, lined with satin, and finished with elastane stretch for cutting the rug at that epic wine mixer. The Dapper suit comes in 3 different styles and even has the pocket hankie flair. Stone his style with Volcom

2. Nixon Watches puts the tide at his fingertips so he’ll spend less time driving around searching for waves and more time with you. Accessorize your man with a classy wristwatch from Nixon.

3. Stockings and Stuffers from top brands like Billabong, Nixon, Stance and Dakine are fail-free ways to stoke his socks off.  These essential accessories reek of classiness, leather, and fur, so every man must have them. A wise man once said “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany” that man was Ron Burgundy. Shop hundreds of manly stocking stuffers here.

4. Sherpa Lined Shoes and Boots are the perfect toasty toe warmers for Christmas morning. The hybrid low-cut loafer style Uggs are good for any occasion. Go for the genuine sheepskin and suede, or friendly faux sherpa lined Sanuks. Our comfy selection of slippas start at 17.99, check them out.

5. Surf Tees are the universal sign of love for the laidback life at the beach. Get him a Tee from the masters of the coastal classics at Beaches LTD. and get a free limited edition Beaches x SWELL trucker hat (while supplies last). Or shop from the 1000+ (Yes, over a thousand) tee shirts at SWELL.

Mele kalikimaka, and happy shopping.

November 28th, 2012 | By | 1,649 Comments

Win It Wednesday: Roark

Roark hooked up their entire Fear the Sea Collection for today’s giva-a-way. The adventurous line comes equip with a Cerno wooden compass that holds waterproof matches, a custom engraved stainless flask, and a Fear the Sea hoody, tee, and trucker.

Enter to win here. Dont forget, you get 5 extra entries for every friend’s entry you refer.

Want more road tested apparel from the adventure junkies at Roark? Check out their whole collection inspired by meandering tales of barfights and road trips like the best selling ghost rider tee, modeled from this holligan here