November 27th, 2015
Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category
Just when you thought East Coast surfers couldn’t have it any better this year, The New York Surf Film Festival comes to town. The festival showcases surfing’s newest productions from every corner of the sport, in the iconic indie Brooklyn venue of Nitehawk Cinemas September 19-20.
During a year where we witnessed more big-waves, aerial progression, and even shark attacks in decades, the 2012 showcase is a must for anyone in the New York area this week. Check out newyorksurffilmfestival.com for more
Dear Suburbia: The latest What Youth production from absurd surfers like Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, and Chippa Wilson. Kai Neville did it again, making us all feel like terrible surfers and slaves to society. If you miss the show, get Dear Suburbia at SWELL.
Showtime: 10:45p 9/20
In 1999, physician and surfer Dr Dave Jenkins went on a surf charter to the Mentawai Islands with one goal in mind: to find perfect waves. The surf at Lance’s Right proved to be everything he hoped for but he was also struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands.
Today SurfAid includes a strong network of surfers, celebrities and global ambassadors actively empowering the Indo islanders to protect themselves from famine, floods, and become economic sustainable. And now you can support SurfAid with their iconic tee styles at SWELL
To give back to the place where sooo many surfers have scored the waves of their careers, companies like Billabong and Quiksilver have each committed over $100,000 to SurfAid for preparation to emergencies facing the Mentawai villagers. When the devastating tsunami hit in 2010, the villagers did not wait around for hand-outs, instead they addressed the horrific problems themselves, and have completed the major recovery projects with the help of SurfAid.
Surfaid International is now an iconic legacy in the surfing community, and their clothing line is a reflection of the vision it took to do the greater good while charging the world’s best reefs. Join Kelly Slater, Bruce Irons, Jack Johnson, Occy, Parko, Taj and more in supporting the cause by merely sporting a SurfAid tee
Laguna Beach has a history of producing surf pioneers and core companies who can claim their products are “Made for surfers, by surfers.” Dustin Pettit is a Billabong’s boardshort designer, surfer, artist and Laguna Beach native. His art was on display at Second Reef Surfshop, a legendary haven for local surfers, and named after the local reef that is home to the oldest surf contest in the USA.
The party went down during Laguna Art Walk, when every first Thursday of the month the art community comes alive with a soulful exhibits and open bars at every door. The coldies flowed well into the evening as the crew enjoy the sounds of Leslie Lowe, until the crowd migrated to the infamous Sandpiper Lounge aka “The Dirty Bird.” So if your ever passing through Laguna-town, stop into Second Reef Surf Shop on Thalia and PCH, say what-up to Bradley and tell them SWELL sent ya.
Dustin Pettit’s art portrays his vivid, colorful, and somewhat vulgar eye. His raw, energetic and spicy approach to art is only surpassed by his radical surfing that he’s polished in the break just down from Second Reef.
His boardshort designs are influenced by the trinkets he’s collected along his many surf trips. Here you see the progression of a boardshort design made from woven bracelets picked up in Mexico.
See the surf inspired boardshorts from Billabong here
3rd ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY BREW HA HA
VOTED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S BEST BEER FESTIVAL
OVER 150 CRAFT BREWS ON TAP
LIVE MUSIC – FOOD TRUCKS – BREW SEMINARS
SEPT 8, 2012. OAK PARK, IRVINE LAKE
$15 OFF VIP WITH CODE: SWELLVIP
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SUPPORTING THE FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS FUND