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October 9th, 2013 | By | 1,533 Comments

Shapers Shed | Alaia Surfboards Jon Wegener Takes Us in His SD Shaping Bay for a Wood Board Building Lesson

Why Ride Alaias:
-  Alaias are such low-friction boards, you can ride with effortless speed.  In other words, they fly.
-  Riding finless gives you a slide, and a feeling that you can’t get riding traditional boards.
-  Your wave selection improves, because you really need to pick the right ones.  Paddling for the wrong waves means burning valuable energy. (more…)
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October 2nd, 2013 | By | 1,237 Comments

Wetsuit Buyers Guide

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Picking a new wetty doesn’t just affect your wallet, it can change the course of your surfing style… and even your health.  Here’s our picks to suit your style, and our favorite InstaSurfers showing off their rubber. (more…)

September 30th, 2013 | By | 1,592 Comments

September Street Style Choice street style pics from the SWELL College Ambassador Team…

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The Indian Summer is in full force. That means Summer skirts, tanks and sundresses dominated quad lineups all along the CA coast this month. Read on for a few choice kits, c/o SWELL College Ambassador Team this past month…
Pictured: Vans / Stance Socks
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August 9th, 2013 | By | 1,334 Comments

SeaMade: Sun Protection

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The sun is an essential in my life. It depicts my mood, my health, and my daily plan. Whenever the sun is out in full force, I feel more energetic and motivated to get outside to do something. The water always seems warmer when the sun is out and my surfs usually last twice as long as sessions when the sun isn’t out. Not only does the sun provide me with energy, it keeps me stock full of vitamin D, which is essential for the absorption of calcium and phosphorous- ensuring strong bones and a powerful immune system.

Living in San Diego, I have easy access to sunshine, but living so close to the beach has a con- marine layer AKA fog. The gloom depresses me. I give mad props to those of you who live in northern latitudes where it’s rare to get frequent full sun. But don’t forget that gray or blue, the sun will find its way to you. Always use protection to reduce chances of skin cancer and wrinkles. Who me? Yes, you. Those rays will reach down and brush your skin with a healthy dose of D but also carcinogens and fine lines if you’re not careful.

Being that I use the thickest, whitest organic sunscreen, I don’t always like to slather it on before going out. In the last couple years, I have discovered the beauty of hats. Versatile and stylish, you can’t go wrong with a hat that serves as a bodyguard for your skin. My favorite hat at the moment is a wide brimmed hat like the one pictured (Brixton Hat). It covers my face, neck, chest, and shoulders, so I can go out all day without having to apply a drop of sunscreen to those areas. Get yours: check out the epic collection of hats on SWELL 

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