August 28th, 2015
Archive for the ‘CHECK IT’ Category
Warren Smith designed these custom shades to include unique elements such as a special grommet at left, polarized lenses, and a ivory acetate frame. These like all Raen glasses are handmade from the finest materials. In this video Warren Smith stops by San Clemente where he talks about the WIW and punts a couple of solid airs at the beach breaks.
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The GoPro is the must have gear item of the year. With crystal clear HD 1080p footage and a 170 degree wide angle lens it’s no wonder that this camera is the choice of both Kelly Slater and Shaun White. Whether you are using it to film the inside of a barrel or the backside of a mountain, the GoPro will let you re-live any experience like never before. Once you get yourself this coveted device, there are heaps of essential accessories that will help you get the most out of your camera. Here are a few to check out:
So you dropped some serious coin on a GoPro. The last thing you want is it rolling around in your bag getting scratched up.
Now thanks to the Underwater Kinetics GoPro storage case, you can safely store your GoPro Hero or GoPro Hero 2 and all its accessories in one water-tight, secure location. This box is sturdy and built to last. The deluxe version comes with dual density foam and extra ports for all your equipment, while the standard version gets the job done at a cheaper price point. No matter which one you get, both are crucial for extending the life of your camera.
Listen up folks, we just secured a bunch of new Twin and Single fin sleds from the Beater masterminds at Catch Surf. These guys have been hitting the local beach breaks hard, putting their latest equipment to the test and the results are in: the 2012 boards are stiffer, faster, and better than ever!
Their latest edit takes us from T-Street to 204s and back where Johnny Redmond absolutely destroys every drop of water in his path. The enhanced stringer system is plenty visible as he throws buckets off the back and lands some serious eyebrow raising maneuvers (check 0:55!!).
In this edit Johnny gets super weird on his beater without making a scene. Unlike hard-board surfing that’s all serious with its laundry list of unspoken rules, Beater surfing is all about having fun. Whether it’s riding your board like a dead cockroach or spinning uncontrollably into a close out section, beater surfing lets you cut loose and enjoy the surf no matter what the size.
When the surf gets smaller grab yourself an Odysea LOG to maximize your wave count at your local break. On small days you’ll find the Catch Surf guys doing the same at their favorite surf spot at Oak Street in LB!!
International Surfing Day is celebrating it’s eighth annual event that has grown to over 200 separate events in over 25 different countries. From paddle-outs to beach clean-ups, surf movie nights to mangrove restorations, surfers across the world will be coming together on June 20th 2012 to both celebrate the sport of surfing, and to give something back to the oceans, waves and beaches that give us all so much.
As Surfrider’s exclusive retail destination, SWELL again joined the ISD celebration by taking part in the first annual live 8-hour webcast. Hosted by Chris Cote and Susan Holmes McKegan, the live broadcast will feature pro surfers, industry icons, bikini fashion models, live bands, movie premiers, eco seminars, an eco product showcase by SWELL, and more.
To commemorate our spiritual obsession with the ocean, Surfrider put together membership packages of epic proportions! For one day only, you can score a GoPro, Dakine backpack, and tons of surf gear for less than cost! They’re subsidizing the cost in honor of the ocean and to get more members, so tune in on Wednesday to get dialed into 8 hours of surf madness. Read more about the epic Surfrider membership deals here.
SWELL prides ourselves in carrying the largest assortment of eco-friendly products. The surf industry is leading the charge in front engineering products that remove waste from our oceans instead of adding more. From boardshorts made of plastic bottles, to sustainable bamboo fibers in wet-suits, we’d be hypocrites not to care for the seas, right? Checkout SWELL’s eco shop here