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August 6th, 2013 | By | 98 Comments

URT | World Famous Wompers

URT X SWELL joined forces to bring you new, exclusive styles saluting the art of body womping. The two coastal dwelling companies grew up in breaks that cater to barrel hunting body surfers eager to get heaved into hollow shore-pound.

URT is the inventor of the tide chart printed inside a shURT and receive international acclaim for heroic drops at XXL sessions, like co-founder Dougie Mann recently charging The Wedge (above).  URT released an exclusive line available only at SWELL in honor of their 4th annual WOMP body surfing competition   (more…)

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August 6th, 2013 | By | 2,651 Comments

Transport To Trestles -Essential Gear for Beating the Pack to the Peak at the Yosemite of Surfing


Dion Agius, Warren Smith and many Lowers locals maximize their wave count by biking to the beach.
Here are a few photos and a gear guide for making the trek to Trestles: (more…)

July 26th, 2013 | By | 1,926 Comments

A Guide to the Aussie Music Festivals from Quay Eyeware

While you’re gearing up for the end of the US festival season..Outsidelands and Austin City Limits, Aussies are already 1 day deep into Splendor in the Grass. That’s right, it’s now a never-ending festival season; an Endless Summer Festival of sorts, for those willing to travel. To get the goods on what other Aussie music festivals we won’t be missing next season, we sat down with the gang at Quay Eyeware Australia to get their tips for music festivals in the land down under.
To say the team at Quay are music lovers is an understatement. The label was born roadside on the festival side where founders Linda and Allen Hammond launched their range of fun, color popping sunglasses. They created the Quay range as they felt there was need for fun, fashionable frames that people could afford. The duo left the city behind to launch their range on the festival circuit. Quay was a hit with festival goers and demand grew and the brand grew and went on to launch internationally in 2009.

So we turned to the experts to get their top 5 fest picks before they packed up and shipped out for stop No 1, Byron Bay… (more…)

July 23rd, 2013 | By | 1,859 Comments


1. Follow The Light Photography Awards

The 2013 Follow The Light Foundation Awards event. Open to the public and free of charge. Reception begins at 7:00 PM.

When: During VANS US Open of Surfing, reception begins at 7:00PM.

Where: Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. The Shorebreak Hotel is located at 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA

When: Tuesday, July 23rd.

FTLF 2013 postcard