Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

March 26th, 2014 | By | 311 Comments

Burgerama Festival Recap Photos from The Observatory's Biggest Indie Rock Festival in Costa Mesa, Ca

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Festival Season rolls on with Everyone’s favorite garage-punk label hosting more than 50 bands in the Burger Records family, from indie-psychos like The Growlers and The Black Lips, to protopunkers like Death. Enjoy the shows through SWELL’s beer goggles.  (more…)

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March 21st, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Photo Tip: Tim McCaig Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Talks Lens Choice & Foregrounds

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San Clemente’s Tim McCaig has worked  in graphic design and surf photography for The Billabong Surf team for over a decade, capturing iconic images of Andy Iron, Donovan Frankenreiter, Parko and all the boys. In honor of World Water Day 2014 Tim is dropping knowledge on photo tips that can take your surf shots to the next level. Words and Photos by Tim McCaig. See more of Tim’s Work and Enter to Win a Free Print

Tim Tips: Having lens options can give you more versatility when trying new angles. This line up shot (above) was taken in May 2013 during a combo swell at Lower Trestles (more…)

March 17th, 2014 | By | 226 Comments

Billabong Bikini Truck Retail Launch | Palm Springs Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL

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Sayonara, Saguaro!
After a perfect 90 degree day in Palm Springs, full of bikinis and poolside Modelo buckets, the Bikini Truck is heading back home to restock for Coachella. A few road trip home thoughts:
1. Steep slides > normal slides
2. Any slide exit > No slide exit
3. The Billabong Surfside Bralette may be the best swim top ever created (so says almost every girl who has tried it on)
4. Sunscreen is your friend…
5. ….a friend who likes to say “I told you so” way to often.

Didn’t get a chance to visit us in Palm Springs? Come see us at Weekend 1 of Coachella! We’ll be posted up in front of the beautiful Saguaro once again.
Read on for photos + Instagram contest winners… (more…)

March 8th, 2014 | By | 101 Comments

Billabong Bikini Truck Stop: UC Santa Barbara Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL

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Adios, UC Santa Barbara babes, you will be missed. The Billabong Bikini Truck, powered by SWELL is packing up and on the road to San Diego. Yesterday, Bikini lovers from Isla Vista (i.e., 99.9% of girls who live in Isla Vista) had the first chance to come aboard the bikini showroom and slide out into Greek Park.
All for a good cause. Our hostesses from Delta Gamma helped to orchestrate our first charity event. With nine sororities competing for their charity of choice, the house with the highest sales of the day took home 10% of proceeds to give to their charity.
And the winners….Delta Gamma! Over $300 was raised for Service for Sight!

Thank you everyone for coming out to support your cause…while finding a few Billabong Bikinis, VonZipper shades, and Pura Vida bracelets along the way of course.

Read on for photos from the UCSB Bikini Truck stop + Instagram contest winners.
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