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August 16th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Top 5 Surf Barbershops Byrd Hairdo Founder Chase Wilson Picks His Best Clips in the West

BRYDD1. The BYRD’s Nest 

Why? Because Good Looks and Tight cuts run in the Byrd Family
Pick up: A tin of Byrd Pomade
Get there by: Cruising the art district in Culver City. Get there here (more…)

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July 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments

How To: Smuggle Extra Surfboards on Airplanes Timmy Reyes' $$$ Saving Secret to Avoid Paying Full Price on Airlines from Prolite

Nobody travels dirtier than Huntington’s own Timmy Reyes. Every dollar saved is another mile covered, which is why he worked with Prolite to design a boardbag to conceal your sled and avoid those trip shortening fees.

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June 1st, 2015 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Shaper: DHD Interview: Stab in the Dark Winning Shaper Darren Handley


You’ve no doubt heard the news that Aussie shaper DHD won Stab in The Dark at  global premiere in Venice Beach. The competition drew 11 of best shapers and test pilot, Julian Wilson to the table in search of the world’s best surfboard.We caught up with shaper, owner and founder of DHD, Darren Handley to understand the magic of this highly sought after board that you can only get at SWELL. Or Enter to win here.

Can you tell us what you were looking for when designing the template of this board?
I was in two minds when approach this board design. I could have gone with a design for that has worked for the past 10-12 years OR used a design that is more current, which is what Jack Freestone is riding on the DX1. In the end I decided to go with the DX1 template which performs better for bigger guys. Also factoring in the size of the surfer I thought this would be the most suited board to ride for all round conditions. (more…)

May 28th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Girls Stealing Shirts: Vintage Rusty Models Showing How to Style Cropped Guys Shirts this Summer


Over a million of these insta goddesses’ fans agree that they know their “shirt” when it comes to summer style. Our friend from Rusty Mr. Mitchy Hayes let the girls go wild with some aftermarket flair on his precious vintage Rusty Wayside tees, thank you for capturing this eye candy Mitch!

Follow these lady legends  @aldensteimle @bhollyb @erikaangel_ and @becclane

Lean how to customize your own crop top out of any tee from a SWELL Stylist here