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June 20th, 2012 | By | 1,625 Comments

Go Skateboarding Day 2012

On June 21 skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding. OK, most skateboarders do this every day of their lives, but this is just one more reason to bail your Job, tv, computer and go skateboarding!

Ya, we know it follows International Surfing Day, but why not throw a back-to-back blitzkrieg of boarding right when school gets out. Skaters hit the pavement in over 200 cities worldwide and Cops don’t stand a chance at stopping us.

Here’s footage from last year’s event in San Diego.

Our favorite gathering goes down in Mission Beach, Ca where the Sector Nine boys throw an annual “Poker Run.” Hundreds of Nine-Ballers of all ages race down the boardwalk collecting poker cards from various checkpoints. The best hands of 5-card-stud take home free skates and sweaty wads of cash. If your in the area, come to the South Mission Jetty between 12-2pm. Only the first 100 skaters will get to play, but anyone can join the skate parade.

Check out all the new Sector 9 skates at Swell and Go Skateboarding!

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June 19th, 2012 | By | 3,407 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.

Surfrider is hooking up one lucky SWELL fan with a VIP Membership package. Today only here!

June 11th, 2012 | By | 2,332 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 | 4,644 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, 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.