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April 6th, 2012 | By | 4,359 Comments

Meet the Models – Natazha @ Summer 2012 In Studio Shoot

We sat down with SWELL’s newest model Natazha and asked her a couple of questions at our most recent in studio shoot. She told us a little bit about herself including her favorite brands, activities and even the strangest thing she’s ever modeled. Whether this beach girl is modeling in the States or relaxing back at her Surf/Yoga retreat in Costa Rica, you’ll always find her with a big smile that lights up the room. Check out the video above or click the link below to see our full Meet the Models playlist!

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April 5th, 2012 | By | 5,960 Comments

The Beater is Back and Ready for Summer!

Beaters are back and better than ever! After being out of stock for nearly 6 months the guys at Catch Surf just unleashed their best boards yet with updated colors, an unbelievable strong new stringer system, and now a new twin fin option. These boards will transform your average day at the beach into an epic tale of radness. Check out the fresh new Beater models here or grab yourself one of their super soft tees here at SWELL.

2012 Catch Surf Beaters

Never heard of a Beater?

The Beater is the ultimate, all-purpose shred stick perfect for groms, geezers and anyone in between. You can surf them, skim them, ride them like a boogie board, or even tow them behind a boat. This is a necessary tool to everyone’s quiver, no matter what your skill level or riding preference!

These custom shaped, foam boards were originally created to beat the dreaded summertime black ball zones in Southern California. When summer would hit and the Southern Hemi would chun out its typical, long period south swells, many surfers were left on the shore frothing and unable to surf some of the area’s best breaks. That’s when the masterminds at Catch Surf put their heads together to produce the world’s most versatile and shred-worthy foam board: The Beater. Now, many south swells and countless sessions later, the Catch Surf crew and team riders have perfected their most durable and high-performance boards yet with the new 2012 models.

2012 Beaters: Best Beaters Yet!

A big update to the 2012 Beaters is the inner maple-ply, dual stringer system. This ingenious design gives the boards an unmatched level of stiffness for greater durability and added performance.

Here Beater madman Johnny Redmond highlights both advantages of the enhanced stringer system in the new 2012 boards.

Twin Fin Model: New to the Lineup

Twin Fin Catch Surf Beater

Now the beater is available in a twin fin option perfect surfers a little less comfortable riding a single fin and wanting a bit more hold than a finless board. With the Twin Fin Model you can draw out your bottom turns and shred your local beachie like never before!

Want to upgrade your board? You can always get your self a couple of Beater Fin Kits and customize the fin set up to your liking.

Make sure to check out the other great Catch Surf Accessories including the Beater board bag, tees, and even Catch Surf’s very own body boards and fins. These boards are on every little gremmies xmas list this year so make sure to grab one before they sell out!

Remember folks, when the black ball’s got you down JUST BEAT IT!

April 3rd, 2012 | By | 640 Comments

Win it Wednesday: Electric Captain Ahab Sunglasses + Footage from the Launch Party

Electric debuted Mark Healey’s new Captain Ahab signature shades with a rager aboard the Dana Pride fishing vessel. Check out some footage from the festivities and then sign up tomorrow for a chance to win a pair of Mark Healy’s glasses.

For more pics and info on the Boat Party Click here

To Enter:
1. Fill out the entry form: http://facebook.com/swell
2. Leave a comment- why do you want to win?
3. Earn extra entries- ‘share’ this sweepstakes after you enter and you’ll get 5 extra entries for each friend who enters

March 27th, 2012 | By | 3,108 Comments

How to Body Surf: Equipment and Techniques

Forgot to bring your board to the beach? Want to body surf like Cunningham? Here are some tips that will get you out there and dropping in like the pros. This article won’t teach how to swim, so use your common sense and know your limits at the beach.

Why body surf?

- Experience the wave in a more natural way
- Good skill for when you snap your leash
- It’s just darn fun

Equipment:

Fins: Good fins are crucial for bodysurfing. A solid pair of fins will give you that extra propulsion to match the speed of a wave and race down the line.

You will want a surf fin (aka swim fin), NOT a diving fin. What’s the difference? A surf fin has an open heel and does not look like a shoe at the back. If you are trying to body surf with dive fins, water will fill up the shoe pocket and easily rip them off your feet when you get pounded by a wave.

A great fin for body surfing is the DaFin Swim Fin. This is the fin used by lifeguards on the North Shore and waterman up and down the coast. It features soft foots pockets that are easy on your feet and are not foot specific. That means you won’t have to look at your feet or fumble with right and left fins when you are putting them on in a hurry.
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