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August 17th, 2012 | By | 1,549 Comments

Miss Reef Photoshoot 2012

What’s better than empty tropical white sand beaches… Beautiful models of course?! REEF’s renown bikini models area as iconic as their soussy sandals. So much so, that REEF made a whole line of men’s tees graces with their beloved backsides.

Enjoys their walkabout through the beautiful island where the the cover girls strut through Puerto Rico surf destinos like Aguadilla, Rincon, and San Juan.

2012 Miss Reef Calendar from Shizzler.nl on Vimeo.

Now you can wear these pin-up prints through 2012 and beyond. Just don’t stare at yourself in the mirror too long, or get pissed when people are gawking at that fabulous fem-bot.

Tee Features:
-Over-sized graphics perfect for hitting the town
-Super soft Poly/Cotton fabric blend
-Custom tailored pro fit
-Sublimated art dyes
-Tagless neck screen

SHOP THE MISS REEF COLLECTION HERE

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August 16th, 2012 | By | 337 Comments

Waterman’s Weekend Golf Tournament 2012

Surf Industry CEOs, World Champs, and Watermen of the world took to the links at the St. Regis golf course perched over the Salt Creek surf break. The Waterman’s Weekend tournament is infamous for crazy costumes and rowdy high-octance antics. This year was no different when team SWELL rolled out a jello shot ice-luge that gave a new meaning to “handicapping” in golf.

Standout performances came from Team Hurley with Kai Barger’s Olympic size luge shots, Billabong retail wining longest drive, Dane Gudauskas’ hair-piece of team Vans, and the ever present and ever delicious Peligroso tequila crew.

The event was followed by the Surf Industry Manufacturer’s Association Waterman’s Ball, where they raised over 6 million dollars for sea protecting initiatives.

The reception awarded legendary achievements in surfing.
Watermen of the Year: Shanne Dorian
Environmentalist of the Year: Jean-Michel Cousteau
Lifetime Achievement Award: Sean Collins

August 15th, 2012 | By | 1,250 Comments

Win-It-Wednesday: Neff Shark Week Swag

In celebration of 25 toothy years of Shark Week, Neff is hooking up a Sharky bag of swag for Win It Wednesday. Add some irony to your beach bag with a shark bag, daily shades, and drifter tee.

Here’s how you win
1. Fill out the entry form
2. Leave a comment on Facebook: why do you want to win?
3. Earn extra entries: SHARE this sweeps and earn 5 extra entries for each friend who enters.

Neff’s surf team has just as much flare as their clothes, each of whom are tops in their respective areas of the sport; veteran and rookie competitors, free-surfers, and juniors. See if you know who we’re talking about in the Neff highlight reel.

It may seem weird that most surfers support saving the shark populations, but we deal with plenty of inherent risks in our sport. Shark Week best describes this conundrum of marine ecology, and debunks Spielberg’s Jaws stigma. Read 9 Gnarly Shark tales of the year here.

August 14th, 2012 | By | 2,531 Comments

James Franco Wears Katin

A-list Hollywood celeb James Franco has amazing style, which is why we weren’t surprised when we spotted him rocking Kanvas by Katin. The guy already has a major cult following after starring in Spiderman, hosting SNL twice, and stoner favorite Pineapple Express, and now his core-score is through the roof by repping over 60 years of surfing street-cred with Katin.

CRUISE THE KATIN COLLECTION HERE

 

5 Funny Franco Facts

1. Despite his pot peddling role in Pinapple Express, Franco claims he does NOT smoke reefer

2. Franco is a PhD student in English at Yale University

3. As a juvenile Franco was arrested for underage drinking, graffiti, and involvement in a theft ring

4. Franco interned at Lockheed Martin aerospace corporation

5. James dropped out of UCLA and worked nights at a McDonald’s