At long last, Thalia Street Surf Shop on PCH in Laguna Beach reopened its doors last week after months of undergoing re-constructive surgery. And what’s been hiding beneath the veils and speculation is a swan unlike any other. But this transformation had help from local, legendary artists who make a special practice of retooling ordinary objects into extraordinary pieces. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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What has four doors, fuel cells, solar panels, and a plug-in electric system? Hopefully, the vehicles we’ll all be driving in next few years. Volkswagon unveiled their “space up! Blue” concept car this past weekend in Los Angeles, further proving that Gov. Ahnold’s plans for “hydrogen highways” aren’t merely science fiction. Dwell.com has more.
Our good buddy and team rider Mike Morrissey had the good fortune of being invited to tour Japan with the sickos at Volcom. Veeco had the good sense to document the chaos in words, film and photos. We’d really love to hate this guy if he wasn’t one of the most likable figures around. Excuse us, there’s a beer we need to go cry into.
Our good buddy and teamrider Mike
When does surf wax become more than just sticky treading, but the accessory everyone is on fire for? When it’s Magma, baby! Although they been around the garage scene since 1998, Magma wax, (excuse us, “advanced technical traction”) has recently gone full-bore into research and development to launch the world’s first color-coded bars that allow you to quickly determine what temp that stubby nug in your ashtray is intended for. But if that doesn’t shiver your timbers, keep in mind that the packaging is 100% recycled. Now that’s hot.