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November 10th, 2014 | By | 174 Comments

Behind Creed’s Love Buzz Creed McTaggart’s first signature surfboard model is here.

Hayden Cox describes the Love Buzz as the ‘Love Child’ of the Hypto Krypto and The Ando model, the Love Buzz design blends surface area, rocker and performance curves to create a very all-round, fast and flowing short board. He headed over to the South Coast of NSW with Crag Anderson to test drive his signature sled. Enjoy the clip and the remixed track from 60’s band ‘Shocking Blue’ titled ‘Love Buzz’

Here’s what Mr. McTaggart had to tell us about the process: (more…)

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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…)

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.

See the entire line of Xcel wetsuits available on SWELL (more…)

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
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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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