Archive for the ‘GEAR’ Category

July 23rd, 2012 | By | 150 Comments

Katin Sponsors Team USA Olympic Water Polo

When we say we have the world’s best boardshorts, we mean it. Katin is the sponsor and preferred active-wear of the USA Olympic Water Polo team.  Southern California being a breeding ground polo stars, the Huntington Beach based surf company was proud to support these 14 London-bound American Olympians all born and raised in California beach towns. Most of the boys grew up in the South LA Bay seeing lifeguards and waterman wearing these Katin trunks that have over 60 years for research and development.


(L to R) Team USA led by Tony Azevedo (middle). Chay Lapin, Janson Wigo, Shea Buckner and Andy Stevens train in Katin gear.

The boys have been training with Katin’s new line of performance sport-cut shorts and signature Team USA tops, all available at SWELL. A portion of the proceeds benefit the team in their campaign to bring a gold medal back home. Support team USA by rocking the Olympic themed tees and following our hometown heroes starting Sunday July 29.

Men’s Water Polo TV Schedule (All times adjusted to Pacific Standard Time)
Sunday, July 29: USA vs. Montenegro 2:40PM – 3:40PM (NBC)
Tuesday, July 31: USA vs. Romania 1:30PM – 3:00PM (NBC)
Thursday, August 2: USA vs. Great Britain 12:20PM – 1:20PM (NBC)
Saturday, August 4: USA vs. Serbia 2:45PM – 3:45PM (NBC)
Monday, August 6: USA vs. Hungary 9:30AM – 10:30AM (MSNBC)
Sunday, August 12: Bronze-medal match 6:30AM – 7:45AM (NBC SPORTS NETWORK)
Sunday, August 12: Gold-medal match 9:30AM – 10:45AM (NBC)
For the full event schedule listing, click here.

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July 9th, 2012 | By | 1,097 Comments

FCS PONCHO – BETTER THAN A THIRD ARM!

Towel changing just got a whole lot easier!

FCS CHANGING PONCHO

Love it, hate it the FCS PONCHO is really handy.  You might get some smirks at first, but you’ll have the last laugh when you are the quickest one in and out of your suit. No more fumbling with obnoxiously small towels or accidentally flashing the car park. This plush terry towel poncho will keep you dry and keep you covered.

It’s especially crucial on cold days when you lose your finger dexterity and have to change with your ol’ “Soup Strainers.” Throw it on and it will cut down the icy sea breeze as you’re climbing into your pantaloons and shirt. It’s great for dudes and ever better for ladies! You will be thankful, you will be warm, and you will be about as stoked as Lauren Enever is in the picture below.

Laura Enever sports the FCS PONCHO in her Surfline feature:

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Ain’t that just the perkiest outfit y’ever seen? A terry-toweling modesty cap supplied by Laura’s sponsor FCS provides the laughs in this photograph.

“It’s really cute, it’s really sexy,” says Laura, dryly, although she stresses its importance and convenience when hiding her nudity in carparks. “When you are a girl you have to worry about tops and bottoms,” she says.

In this case she couldn’t be bothered taking off her wetsuit after the surf. Hence the combo of rubber + cape. C/o Surfline.

Get your FCS Poncho HERE!

 

July 5th, 2012 | By | 4,843 Comments

BJ Penn RVCA Sport Collection

BJ “The Prodigy” Penn fights, rides, and represents RVCA. The partnership couldn’t be more unique and perfect for the Hawaiian MMA champ who fights for Team Aloha. The MMA movement and the big-wave cross training trend have a direct correlation, because staying fit for the next big swell can be the difference between scoring or not surviving. And for the average weekend warrior when there’s no waves, there’s no way to rid yourself of that doughy frame.

The RVCA Sport collection gears you up for cross training with breathable, durable and radical apparel that is ready to get sweaty.

Features include:
-Interlock moisture management
-Anti-rash elastane fabric
-Durable double-up stitching

Check out the VA Sport Collection here

July 3rd, 2012 | By | 987 Comments

Dakine GWP for a Limited Time Only!

For a limited time Dakine is giving away a free traction pad with any $50+ Dakine purchase!

Free Dakine Traction Pad

They gave us a box full of assorted pads ($32 value a piece!!) and now we are hooking you folks up until we run out.

So grab a board bag, a surf tee, auto accessories and more and you can get your hands on a free mysto traction pad with your purchase!!

Dakine is known for their super grippy, yet soft EVA pads that can be found under the feet of the world’s best surfers.

Just take a look at the Dakine Pro team: Parko, Taj, Damo & Ceej, John John, Bruce & Andy, Simpo, Machado, Evan & Eric Geiselman, Ian Walsh, Granger Larson, Ian Gentil, Hank Gaskell, Kalani Robb, Sofia Mulanovich, Mike Lossness, Miguel Pupo, Pancho Sullivan, Shea Lopez, Eziekiel Lau, Tonino Benson, Albee Layer, and Matt Meola just to name a few!

Here Bruce Irons pulls into a bomb at Chopes with his signature traction pad and Irons Brother’s leash.

Like all their products, Dakine leashes are second to none as well. They feature double self-lubricating swivels, a super plush neoprene cuff with key pocket, and  a stronger reinforced urethane cord. Besides being the most comfortable leash you will ever wear, these leg ropes come in a bunch of unique and awesome color ways. Get your new Dakine leash here.

A little known fact to most, not only does Dakine use the best materials and construction for all their products, but they also fully back them with a LIFETIME WARRANTY. They are so sure you will be stoked on your purchase they stand behind it!

So check out all Dakine products here and get your free pad before supplies run out!!