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August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

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SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

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August 13th, 2014 | By | 66 Comments

Spotted in SWELL | Cut Snake Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley Scoring Style Points this Festival Season

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A few SWELL savages “followed the Fish” to LA Hard Summer Festival and Cut Snake basically blew out our eardrums and our minds. The DJ duo has been getting after it for over 10 years, since Paul & Leigh bought a mixer to pass the times during down days on the professional surf tour.

Since hooking up with Destructo, the Cut Snake boys are on a tear through the EDM tour,  rocking out in these SWELL summer styles.

Leigh (right) rocking Tavik Thuglife Boardshorts
Paul (left) in Tavik Gullwing Shirt
Check out all Tavik’s Modern Beach Apparel (more…)

August 8th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Behind the Lens | Morgan Maassen We Ask SWELL Catalog Photog Some Weird Questions About His Life

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Last good flogging your took in the water

Teahupoo last summer, swimming with my Red Housing. i swam into the bowl and lined up perfectly with Kelly Slater. the next one broke way too far out, so i braced for impact over my 20 pound aluminum housing. i got absolutely destroyed.

Daily Driver Camera

Morgan: iPhone & Contax t2. (more…)

August 7th, 2014 | By | 63 Comments

Roark x Leatherman | Limited Edition Crater Knife Gear Inspired by Icelandic Adventures That Kill Monotony

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Leatherman has honed its craft for 30 years and boasts a history of trailblazing adventure worthy products. We are honored to carry a limited collab with Roark of the Crater c33Lx pocket knife. The Leatherman Crater line of folding knives has been  custom tailored to be lighter and more streamlined, so you don’t even know you’ve got one in your pocket.

With faster, all human powered, safe blade deployment to make quick work of your projects, a Crater knife is the pocket knife of choice for adventure junkies like Roark.

Comes Equipped with: (more…)