Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

December 1st, 2011 | By | 1,622 Comments

Movember 2011 -See the Swellest Staches

Another furry Movember is in the books, and supportive staches graced every workplace, college, and ball park…the SWELL facebook wall was no different. Our amazing fans canvased our page with over 100 creative displays of mustachery.
Check out the album here.

For every Mo posted SWELL donated to the fund, and here’s our winners who campaigned for prizes from SWELL, Sanuk, and Billabong.

First Place Sanuk Chills: MOst Likes on Real Stache -Jamie Reed (35 likes)

Second Place $50 SWELL Gift Card: MOst Likes on Faux Mo -Shaddia Ghneim (120 Likes)

Third Place Billabong Surf DVD: SWELL’S Favorite -Tyler Brady with his many mos

Many of the brands sold at SWELL joined the cause by not only letting it grow, but donating portions of their profits to Movember Prostate Cancer Fund and LiveSTRONG. Notable brands that took part this Movember are: Electric, Autonomous, Volcom, Billabong, Imperial Motion, and Vonzipper. Show your support by shoping their brands here
Our Friends at AMBSN & Electric rock out with their MOs out, and threw a Gala party at Mothers Tavern in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Scroll through the photos and get psyched to show your mo next MOVEMBER!

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November 25th, 2011 | By | 3,204 Comments

Black Friday Deals at SWELL!

Happy Black Friday!
A little Black Friday Deal action to cure your turkey hangover…


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Check back soon for more Cyber Monday Deals!

November 9th, 2011 | By | 1,990 Comments

The Crowning of Ke11y – Photos of Slaters 11th World Title Win in SF

A lot of us here were pretty bummed we couldn’t attend the Rip Curl Search San Francisco. With Dusty’s shark sighting, the raw Nor Cal surf, and the embarrassing double crowning of Kelly, this was definitely a memorable event. Fortunately a good friend of ours, Gabriel Valencia, sent us some shots he took while roaming the grounds of OB. His vivid pics seem to capture the vibe that was somehow lost through the live feeds and recaps. Enjoy the shots above compliments of Gabby and let us know what you think in the comments below!

November 2nd, 2011 | By | 1,230 Comments

Kelly Slater Clinches 11th World Title -Tribute to Andy Irons

San Francisco - Exactly one year after the passing of A.I. (the driving force behind Slater’s comeback) Kelly clinched an unprecedented 11th world surfing title. With the first world title ever won on American Soil, KS10 just evolved into KE11y.

After cruising through a breezy bumpy first round, the winds switch off-shore for his second round bout against Aussie Dan Ross. The rifling barrels were shutting down on surfers all morning and his heat was no exception. After a few closeouts, he threw down some of his signature snaps for a come-from-behind victory over Rossy by a single point.

As Kelly delivered his victory speech, world #2 Owen Wright posted the highest wave scores of the event. A respectable response for losing the title race by the second year pro.

The second oldest guy on tour was chaired up the beach for something that we’ll never see again. Statistical probabilities like winning his 11th title on 11/11/11, and dangers like Dusty’s shark sighting enhanced the drama. But the only special coincidences came when he clinched on the one year anniversary of AI’s passing.

A moment of silence for Andy Irons

Kelly published a story this morning about the heavy experiences he and Andy went through.

“I’ve been asked for many opinions and interviews about Andy Irons and the situations and decisions that lead to his early departure from our world. It’s not something I take lightly. I have my own opinions about not only Andy’s choices and how he ultimately got to the place he did”

Read the whole passage on The Initertia

The Rip Curl Pro Search cemented its claim to hosting a historical series of events with their “floating license” to hold a world tour event in a different location each season. The critics of this year’s big city venues are eating their words with the epic conditions we’ve seen in during this year’s world title race.

And of course people were already asking about his race for #12 during his acceptance speech.