Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

September 1st, 2011 | By | 1,363 Comments

Swell Presents: OC Brew Ha Ha -SoCal’s Best Beer Festival

Join Swell as we raise money for fire-fighters while throwin back the finest micro-brewskies in the world. The second annual Brew Ha Ha commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and aids The Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

The festival kicks off with seminars from the gnarliest beer wizards in the business, breaking down the magic behind the hops and hooking up the dankest food pairings. Speaking of food, OC’s best food trucks are rolling in some rare treats for the foodie in all of us.

Did we mention 150 beers will be flowing? Yes, so smile at those pourers and you may get a couple extra courtesy ounces. Enjoy California’s top 80′s band The Creepers, and OC’s own Dub Rock sensation Seedless.
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Swell and partnering sponsors are trying to beat last year’s mark of $5,000 in donations we raised auctioning surfboards, mopeds and other primo prizes, so don’t miss the funnest fundraiser of the summer.

Not enough? then use discount code “swell” here to save on general admission and VIP tix while they last. Buy tickets here http://ocbrewfest.com/

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DATE: Saturday, 9/10/2011
TIME: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
DISCOUNT CODE: swell
All tickets include:

Commemorative Festival Glass
Ten 4 oz Tastes (Additional tastes may be purchased)
Free Parking
Free Water and Soda
Beer Appreciation Seminars by Renowned Experts

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August 12th, 2011 | By | 874 Comments

Swell at the 2011 Watermans Classic Golf Tourney

Billabong Crew w/ SWELL girls

Billabong Crew w/ SWELL girls

Hole #16 was where it was at. This was our sponsored hole for the day. We posted up with a Mexican motif, including a taco cart with all of the tastiest tacos you could eat, along with an array of Mexican decoration and 2 lovely ladies pouring the players shots of tequila

Every player that got to our hole absolutely digged our taco scene. In fact people even came back to hit up the taco cart for “seconds” and “thirds.”

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August 4th, 2011 | By | 3,480 Comments

Taj Launches Airs and His Signature Collection at the 2011 US Open of Surfing

Taj Collection Debut Party

The always classy, subtly casual Taj Collection is back! After dominating his first couple of heats at the US Open of Surfing, Taj Burrow celebrated the night with a launch party for his newest collection at RA sushi in Huntington Beach. The swanky, yet laid back restaurant seemed appropriate for a line which Taj claims, “You can wear it to the beach, but then it still has enough steeze to work in a bar.”

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SWELL will be one of the first to carry the Taj Burrow Collection, so make sure to check back (some of it is already up) and be the first to get your hands on the gear that’s fresher than a thick slice of sashimi!

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Click here for more pics from the event

In the meantime, we’ll def be rooting for Mr. Burrow in his upcoming rounds in US Open of surfing!

August 2nd, 2011 | By | 3,054 Comments

Follow The Light 2011 Surf Photography Awards -Tonight in Huntington Beach

Swell proudly sponsors another talented class of up-and-coming surf photographers for this year’s Follow The Light Foundation grant, in memory of Larry “Flame” Moore.

The foundation has a reputation for identifying future industry pioneers such as Chris Burkard and Todd Glasser. The $5,000 grant encourages winners to continue pushing the boundaries of surf photography that legendary lensman “Flame” made his life’s work.

Follow The Light 2011

This year’s event is open to the public tonight at 7pm at the Huntington Beach Shorebreak Hotel’s Main Ballroom. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to preview the future of surf photography during the biggest action sports festival in the world, The US Open of Surfing. Every year the world best surfers show up to see which photog they want to travel with in order to get their next cover shot.

Let us know who you think has the passion to take this years 5k grant donated by Swell.com. Click their names to see profolo submissions. Here’s what inspires these young lensmen:

Carlos Santana
“The feelings that I get through my photography are what fuel my passion. The most joy that I experience happens when I’m swimming in the ocean with my camera because I simply feel free and in love with what I’m doing and when I’m doing it.”

Matt Kurvin
“I spent a lot of time on the beach and in the water watching 6 inch waves peel, wishing I was small enough to ride them. I was never able to describe to people the way I saw things, especially in the ocean. It wasn’t until photography entered my world that I was finally able to do so.”

Quincy Dein
“As a photographer, I feel successful when the person viewing one of my images takes a moment to rethink what is possible. I want to inspire people to go outside, to enjoy life, and to explore.”

Ricky Lesser
He has traveled the world, photographing some its most unique locations and people. Lessers’ unique ability to craft story through imagery is second only to his unbridled optimism and enthusiasm for life. He currently resides in Manhattan Beach, surrounded by his greatest muses – his wife Bekah, son Noah and the enduring, domineering Pacific.

Duncan Macfarlane
“During high school I doodled with some smaller point and shoot cameras and then a Nikonos V, which I flooded because I knew nothing of seals and water photography. That prompted me to get a DSLR and from there I have been shooting for the last few years learning as I go.”
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