Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

July 2nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)

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June 13th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Travel Tips | Cooler Luggage The Roark Adventure Junkies Show Us How To Pack Light & Save Cervezas

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Laguna Beach local Brandy Faber is the Marketing Director At Roark and a connoisseur of crawling through Cabo. Here’s his hybrid packing techniques for staying stocked an stoked. 

The first time I went to Cabo we went straight to the store from the airport. One of our purchases was a Styrofoam cooler that we stocked with the important essentials of beer and water to have while we surfed on the desolated East Cape.10311323_1426719617590556_2090986821_n

The Styrofoam cooler didn’t hold up very well and I was bummed to (more…)

June 3rd, 2014 | By | 22 Comments

How To: Catch a Party Wave Catchsurf Partywave Pro Johnny Redmond Explains the Art of Hot Dogging

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Johnny Redmond stole the show once again in the 2nd annual Party Wave Patriot Session at Salt Creek, and he’s giving you a free lesson on going nuts in the summer surf.

The Flying Salamander: (above) “It’s rarely caught on film so this was like finding a four leaf clover. This is truly a feather in my cap”

Just aim for a closeout section and project your board through the lip, kicking out the back of the wave and stretch all fours like a Richard Simmons workout video

 
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May 29th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

DIY: How To Fix A Broken Sandal

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If you’re a fan of the rubber flip flop, you know that blow-outs are inevitable at some point of said flip flop’s lifespan. And as experience tells us, major breaks rarely happen when you’re flopping around the house or on a nice soft-sand beach. Nope. They happen when it’s 100 degrees out and you have to traverse boulders before walking home on scorching asphalt…up hill, both ways. Which leaves us to think that anyone posting a quick fix for a broken flip flop with materials found at your house (but rarely in your purse/beach bag), may not be the rubber sandal-wearing DIYer they claim to be.
Read on for a few choices for the emergency DIY – for when you don’t have access to a shed full of materials… (more…)