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May 8th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Big Sur Day Tripping: Gorda to Nepenthe 3 Must-Stop Central Coast Classics for Surf and Supplies

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Colton Gabe and Chase made a mission to test drive SWELL’s new gear and see the best Big sur had to offer in a day. Here’s what the boys concluded was the go-to route for scoring is style.

MILE 43: Gorda Fuel Station

The first outpost north of the San Luis Obispo County line lies the most expensive gas in the United States… and the spendiest beer to go with it. In a pinch you can pick up a 6-pack of local firestone beer for a mere $16 and gas is upwards of $10/gal. but a post-surf coldie is priceless.

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MILE 49: Sand Dollar Beach

The most consistent sandbar set-up in Big Sur, Sand Dollar offers up tons of rippable empty  peaks just below Plasket Creek Campground. A day pass runs ya $15 these days, but it grants you access to every Ca park for 24 hrs. The Campsite is an epic place to pitch a tent among the redwoods,backpackers, Cal Poly students, and all kinds of road trippers. (more…)

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April 5th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Coachella Playlist | AMBSN Beats

The brothers behind AMBSN clothing kinda selected choice tracks to get your Coachella festival fix.
Their patented Californian taste is the perfect compliment to the festival-savvy styles they’ve stitch togetther for another season of grooving in the grass.

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April 3rd, 2015 | By | 18 Comments

Bombing Newport Sights From the South SWELL That Kept on Cranking

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This past weekend Newport Beach enjoyed early season south swell that sent a healthy sized waves that lit up Newport Beachbreaks. From the massive shore pound at The Wedge to the rippable waves at Blackies. The swell that keeps on giving…
Photos/Words by @LukeForgay (more…)

April 2nd, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Festive Sounds: STRFKR at CRSSD Styles, Sounds & Sights at Southern California's Newest Music Festival

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Festival season kicked off at CRSSD Fest with the best indie electronica coming outta Portland since Portugal. The Man. Bay front in San Diego, the boys of STRFKR had girls dancing in the fountains and losing their minds with the dreamy beats.

Origin of Name “Starfucker”: started off as a joke, but the band’s success under the name grew rapidly. In response to this success, and with the guidance of a business agent, they briefly changed their name to (more…)