Archive for the ‘BEST IN GEAR’ Category

June 18th, 2015 | By | No Comments


SWELL’s best surf brands convened on another party wave bender at our local neck-breaking shorey in honor of the new American themed beach gear cranking on SWELL. Special thanks to Kalani Robb and the Catchsurf crew, Globe, Roark, O’neill and Volcom. Film: Lugo


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May 6th, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Party Pics: Stab in the Dark Julian Wilson's Cinco De Mayo Party Announcing DHD as the Winning Surfboard


Last night in Venice SWELL hosted a party with 400 of our closest friends to unveil the best surfboard inthe world. Really, how else would you get an unbiased winner than giving a top WSL surfer 10 unlabeled boards and cutting him loose in Western Australian ramps? Well, the winner was DHD Surfboards and  Daren Handley was over  the moon as he as handed a framed cover of his Stab in the Dark Covershot.

In typical Stab Mag style the party was littered with eager coeds and a cinco de mayo open bar that set the place on fire.  Photos by Matty Wong


The Stab in the Dark mini-documentary drops on at 10:30am Thursday, Pacific time. It’s 15-ish minutes long and features one of the world’s most technically perfect surfers pushing himself on bespoke (but blind date) surfboards in Western Australia over 10 days. You won’t wanna miss it. We’ll also be dropping a short profile series on the shapers in the coming weeks. Stay tuned. (more…)

March 25th, 2015 | By | 13 Comments

Wellen Spring Surfboard Giveaway The Making of the "Bar of Soap" Surfboard & Summer Wardrobe Valued at $2000

wellen_surfThe Gentlemen at Wellen hookin up a custom Surf Giveaway for your spring surfaris. The package valued at $2000 includes a custom Barry Snyder Twinfin, Wellen Men’s Waredrobe and Prolite Boardbag. Enter and share for more chances to win at SWELL. and check out  the new Wellen  styles in the shop.

And like Wellen’s sleek vintage appeal, Barry Snyder designed this board for a stylish ride.

“I have been waiting to release this shape for a special occasion . Since the whole Soap Bar template has come into style, I thought I would break out the real deal deemed: The Irish Spring. This template is an original George Greenough. (more…)

February 3rd, 2015 | By | 115 Comments

Photo Tip: Using iPhone Ollo Lenses Elevate Your iPhone Picture Game with 5 Basics Tricks to Use Clip-On Lenses


New to the SWELL Surf Shop, Ollo Lenses lets your phone capture museum worthy shots. Friend of SWELL Chris Burkard swears by the clip-on lenses, so maybe you’ll also get half a million instagram followers with Ollo clip-on Lenses

1. Focus on what’s important with the Fisheye lens.
Before shooting with a fisheye lens, determine the most important elements in your composition (placement or arrangement of visual elements). The subject you focus on will be sharp and clear but peripheral elements that are away from the center of the picture will have a characteristic fisheye stretch. Background elements are generally secondary when using this lens, so your foreground subjects must be able to carry the composition and provide power to the image.

2. Keep the foreground free. (more…)