Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

June 19th, 2012 | By | 1,916 Comments

International Surfing Day Live Webcast

Surfrider‘s first ever ISD Web-A-Palooza is kicking off summer in style with 8-full hours of celebrity surfers, live bands, bikini models, surf movie premiers and more. Join the convo on twitter and heckle host Chris Cote and the SWELL crew using #ISD and @SWELLDOTCOM.

Guests Include

-Josh Kerr
-Pat O’Connell
-Makua Rothman
-Le Blorr
-Peter Townend
-Susan Holmes McKagan (Co-host)
-Dozens more legends!

This event also offers a one day only, exclusive chance to score a Surfrider membership package including heaps of surf-gear for less than cost! From $30 tee, mag, coozie member combo to the $300 GoPro travel pack, these deals will save you cash… and the ocean.
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Surfrider is hooking up one lucky SWELL fan with a VIP Membership package. Today only here!

Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
June 11th, 2012 | By | 1,722 Comments

Get Buzzed with FYASKO Tonight

The dapper fellas at FYASKO are giving the gift of beer, bangs and buzzes with their monthly party in Newport Beach. If you are in the Orange County area, stop by the bridge level of South Coast Plaza for free coldies and $10 cuts. You won’t find a better deal in all of Orange County. Tell them SWELL sent you, for even better bro-deals on FYASKO swag.

Get some fresh clothes to go with that fresh new cut from FYASKO here

June 6th, 2012 | By | 4,339 Comments

Volcom Fiji Pro 2012

Volcom continues their “Destroy Boredom” campaign by bringing back the Tavarua event to the WCT. After political instability discontinued the Globe Fiji Pro in 2009, the tour was in desperate need for the perfection of pumping Cloudbreak and Restaurants.

As foretasted, the contest kicked off with solid 6-8 foot surf  and the world title race ensued with standouts like Slater, Julian and Media getting puked out of near perfect tubes, and Darkhorse Volcom wildcard Mitch Coleborn scoring a buzzer beater double-barrel. The Volcom Webcast keeps putting the fun in FUNction with their classic antics from Alex Grey, Chris Cote, Richard Woolcott and a whole sideshow of Volcom Entertainment.

Watch the live feed  to witness history at volcomfijipro.com, and enjoy the mind-blowing highlights below from the opening day of competition.

To commemorate the return of Tavi to the tour, Volcom created a signature high performance boardshort.The 4-way stretch fabric was tested and developed by Bruce Irons in hellish surf where flexible fabric was the difference between glory or agony. Get a dose of pure FUNction here.

May 24th, 2012 | By | 5,714 Comments

SWELL’s 13th Birthday Hook-Up and History

We’re “SWELLelebrating” our birthday this week, marking 13 years of the core-est catalog and online selections of surf/coastal gear and apparel. Since 1999, the style and loyalty of our beach-minded customers keeps us carrying more than 300 of the best brands, and we couldn’t be more stoked.

So, like a typical teenager we’re dragging out the party for week and demanding that all our friends get hooked up! We are giving you money back for every year of our existence, totaling an ultra-rare 13% off site-wide discount. Then, as the week progresses some surprise brands will announce some surf swag up for grabs.

Look back at SWELL’s surf heritage of what inspired over a decade of surf and style

May 1999: SWELL established original website
Feb: 2000: Moves to location in Orange County, Ca
Sept 2000: Acquires Surfline.com
Nov 2000: First catalogs hits homes
Apr 2001: SWELL XXL (Now Billabong XXL) awards record cash prize to Mike Parson’s 64ft wave
July 2001: Wins Webby awards for “Best Sports Website” beating ESPN.com
Oct 2002: Acquires Laguna Surf & Sport surf shops
Jan 2003: Expands assortment into all core brands: Volcom, Hurley, Quik

Nov: 2007: Named top 100 hot retail websites
Feb 2008: Move into 40,000sq ft facility in San Clemente, Ca
Aug: 2006: Awards 3rd annual $5K Larry “Flame” Moore photography grant to Todd Glasser
Jan 2009: Brand selection expands to small brands, eventually breaking 300
Nov 2009: SWELL launches Surfrider Foundation Online Store
Nov 2009: SWELL joins the Billabong family of brands and retailers
June 2010: Legendary Surf Photographer, Art Brewer becomes SWELL’s on-location photographer
Sept 2010: Employee Bill Laity makes Guinness Book for “Longest Continuous Surf Session”
Nov 2010: Jeff Divine contributes his north shore portfolio to the holiday catalog

SWELL was destined to be the world’s best online surf retailer, ever since our first catalog cover featured future 2x World Champion Mick Fanning at 16 yrs old. But it was only the beginning of our catalog eye-candy bound for soo many coffee tables and dorm-room walls.

Our culture of world class surf photography started when SURFING Mag editor Larry “Flame” Moore worked with SWELL/Surfline to add premier action sport media content to the best apparel assortment in the business. Since Flame’s passing, we continued the tradition of featuring renowned photographers to contribute their surf inspired visions in every catalog. Guest lensmen include: Jeff Hornbaker, Jason Naude,Tom Blake, Jeff Divine, Art Brewer and the finalists for the Follow the Light photography grant.

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Don’t forget to redeem your 13% off your entire order with code: 13yrs at checkout, and check the promotions page for more birthday surprises.