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February 4th, 2014 | By | 88 Comments

New at SWELL: Hayden Shapes Add Australia's most versatile surfboards to your quiver

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Straight outta Sydney, crazy m#tha F*cka named Hayden, his shapes are now available on SWELL. That eye-popping punt on your February catalog cover is none other than Mr Creed McTaggart riding the latest psycho sled by Hayden. (more…)

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February 3rd, 2014 | By | 104 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Peter Taras Surfing Magazine Photo Editor Shares Perspectives Behind SWELL Surfscapes

taras1 He’s featured photographer of SWELL’s Catalog, Surfing Magazine Photo Editor Peter Taras takes us behind the lens of his glossy surf spreads.

SWELL: Walk us through the Covershot did Creed stomp this tweaked out business:

Taras: No, not this one. He did on a couple others though. This place has crazy exposed rocks so it was sketchy on some landings. I think the next exact wave he did but I shot it at like 15th of a second and it didn’t look nearly as good. But this was the highest most stylish air of this Laguna session. This was also the first time he had ever surfed this wave so sometimes it takes a couple sessions to get comfortable at a place.

I still love this photo even though it’s not a “pull”. There’s something to be said with a photo that just has a good feel to it. (more…)

January 31st, 2014 | By | 65 Comments

Valentine’s Gifts for Her…That Are Actually for You

Sharing is caring, right? Then debunk the Hallmark holiday by gifting a practical present that you and her can both enjoy. Make sure to write an extra sentimental card in case she’s prone to see through your plot to re-gift these surf essentials to yourself.

Here’s our picks for mutually beneficial gifting this Valentines Day

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1. UNISEX SUNGLASSES -New RAEN styles are fresh for the taking

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January 27th, 2014 | By | 85 Comments

On Trend: All Matching Everything

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All-over print are all-around favorites in the eternal summer of 2014. The origins can be traced to the Canadian Tuxedo trend of 2010 when every surfer sportied chambray, then Catchsurf introduced the elastic waist Cali pantsuit.

Now the trend has put a twist on every article of clothing in your kit, here’s our favorite locked down looks:

1. Billabong: A reinvented era of hula style laced with a camo color-story but preserving the birds of paradise.

Inspired by: Shane Dorian’s bow hunting missions around him home on Maui

Shown: (Above) PX1 Sonar Boardshort, Hunter Hat, Apex Backpack (more…)