Archive for the ‘BEST IN GEAR’ Category

October 29th, 2014 | By | 311 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Captain Fin Mitch Abshere: The Man Behind the Surf Industry's Breakout Brand of the Year

SWELL sits down with Captain Fin Founder / Creative Director / All-Around Interesting Human, Mitch Abshere in their new Oceanside HQ. Enjoy an exclusive look into the origins of the company and a behind the scenes look at the Captain Fin crew.  (more…)

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October 20th, 2014 | By | 44 Comments

Slotted in SWELL | The Suit Worn on Slater’s 720 Tech Breakdown of Kelly's Xcel Wetsuit Worn During His Portugal Punt

Call it a 540 or 720, 42yr young Kelly Slater shocked the Surfing world with a aerial rotation that defied age and gravity last week in Portugal. The suit that enabled that degree of flexibility was the new XCEL TDC drylock, their warmest wetsuit lining ever with clinically proven smart fiber technology.

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September 17th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Fall Surfboard Guide 2014 Pick The Perfect Sled for Any Surfer in Any Conditions

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Pure Progressive Performance

Featured Board:  Lost Sub Buggy

Team Rider Inspired: Kolohe Andino
Ideal Wave: Chest-High Trestles
Fin of Choice: FCS 2 Carbon Mayhem

Matt Biolos’ latest work with Kolohe is a smash-up hybrid of the Sub Driver and Beach Buggy. Designed for surfing small waves with a “good wave” approach. Fast and foiled for on rail surfing, but full and forgiving for sub-par and sloppy surf.

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August 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Adventure Awaits

As summer begins to come to a close, its time to ask yourself, “Have I had a good adventure this summer?” (more…)