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January 27th, 2014 | By | 92 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…)

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January 21st, 2014 | By | 83 Comments

Insta Surf | Best POV Housings Setting the Beachy Benchmark in Waterproof Camera Cases

1. WATERSHOT iPhone 5 -Waterproof up to 195 ft deep

Instagram shot by Dustin Wise, Assistant Photog to Chris Burkard

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Pros: Wide angle lens
No file transferring needed to post instagrams
Heavy-duty colorful case

Don’t Ever: Shoot without a leash or lanyard (more…)

January 16th, 2014 | By | 90 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Duncan Macfarlane

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Since his Follow the Light Foundation Grant Award, Duncan Macfarlane’s travel itinerary has been synonymous with the best swell stories in surf media. But surf isnt his only angle, Billabong just printed an exclusive run of Duncan’s graphic art in their spring tee line.

Here’s a little style insight from the Surfing Magazine Photographer:

SWELL: Your Instagram shows @DuncanM has been getting his passport stamped on the regular. Any newly discovered spots your dying to revisit?

Duncan:  Yeah. I’ve been on the move a fair bit the past year or two. Among the usual surf destinations like Indo and Europe I have to say Sri Lanka was on of my favourites. I’d love to head back there one day. (more…)

January 14th, 2014 | By | 72 Comments

Just the Tips: Wetsuit Care Respect Your Rubber With Preventative Maintenance & Everyday Know-How

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Be patient when taking your suit on and off you dont want balloon up like the Michelin Man . Remember when putting on a zipper-less suit, roll it down like a pair of sock before stepping into it.  Also, respect your rubber with a changing mat. (more…)