January 28th, 2016
Archive for the ‘BEST IN GEAR’ Category
Stab in the Dark | Lost Surf Boards In the Shaping Room with Matt Biolos Making Lost # 23 for Julian Wilson
Welcome to the short, fast and loud life of board #31, shaped by Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos. Matt’s been shaping for 28 years (he’s currently 45 years old) and is widely regarded as the best shaper for Southern California waves. But, he reaches far beyond the CA and #31 was one of thousands he made last year: “I used the foam, stringer and glass job that I use on all of Kolohe’s boards. It wasn’t a Huntington Beach go-go-go board. It was a board you could surf in powerful waves and push hard against it. It wasn’t a previously designed board, I put a bit of flare in it.
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
Party Pics: Stab in the Dark Julian Wilson's Cinco De Mayo Party Announcing DHD as the Winning Surfboard
Cinco de Mayo 2015 SWELL hosted a party with 400 of our closest friends in Venice to unveil the best surfboard in the 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 Stabmag.com 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…)
Wellen Spring Surfboard Giveaway The Making of the "Bar of Soap" Surfboard & Summer Wardrobe Valued at $2000
The 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…)