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July 13th, 2013 | By | 81 Comments

SWELL Drinks | Mango Mojito

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Infuse some SWELL inspo into your weekend with a twist on a tasty mojito. No hangover here, we held off on sugar, replacing with Italian soda spritz. This is what “workin for the weekend” is all about. Enjoi

In the Mix:
1/4 Mango. Cubed
Fresh Mint Sprig
Limes Wedges
Light Rum
Villa Italia Blood Orange Soda (Avail at Trader Joes)
Ice Cubes
Umbrella Straw

Mixology:
In an empty glass throw in 4 lime wedges, Mango cubes and a splash of grapefruit soda. Muddle (smush) in the glass. Top of with ice, and fill the glass half and half with rum and blood orange soda. Stir it, shake it, beat it up, release those flavors. Throw in an umbrella straw and suck it down.

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July 3rd, 2013 | By | 519 Comments

Staff Picks: Favorite 4th of July Parties TEAM SWELL SHARES THEIR WEST COAST PATRIOTIC PARTY PLACES

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VENUE: BEACH FRONT HOUSE ON THE PENINSULA

BEST OF: PEOPLE WATCHING, KEG STANDS, ROOF-TOP DECKS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: COCONUT WATER, BIKINI, WONDERLAND SUNGLASSES

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VENUE: BEACH HOPPING IN LAGUNA TOWN

BEST OF: SNORKEL BEER BONG, TOURIST CHICAS

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WET-DRY BAG, RASH-FREE SHORTS, SUNS OUT GUNS OUT TANK

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VENUE: BRIGANTINE RESTAURANT, OVERLOOKING THE FAIRGROUNDS

BEST OF: FRESHOYSTERS, SUNSET & FIREWORK REFLECTIONS ON LAGOON

DON’T FORGET YOUR: BEACH CRUISER, FLASHLIGHT, COVER UPS

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VENUE: 2 STORY PONTOON BOAT WITH A SLIDE

BEST OF: NO SOCAL JUNE GLOOM, NO BEACH COPS, NO LAST CALL

DON’T FORGET YOUR: WATER WINGS, RVCA COOLER, ZINKA

 

July 2nd, 2013 | By | 849 Comments

Summer Party Inspo: The Slip ‘N Flip

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Lookin to throw a barn burner bash for the 4th? Ramp up your slip ‘n slide style by adding a quarter pipe, and I promise people will be losing their minds and their voice screaming down your Slip ‘n Flip.

Here’s how us SWELL thrillbillys threw the best pool party ever while attending Cal Poly SLO. (more…)

June 18th, 2013 | By | 1,029 Comments

DIY: Wetsuit Alterations

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Have an old fullsuit that you don’t mind altering to the point of voiding the warranty? Save some scratch on a new suit, and convert your old wetty into a springer! Even if the seams are shot and holey, a few cuts gives it a new life for warm water sessions.

Warning: Cutting or altering your suit voids it from the manufacturer’s warranty

Materials:
Scissors. The sharper and longer, the better
Chalk
Ruler
Wetsuit Glue, or Rubber Cement
Piss Off Wetsuit Shampoo
24 oz Canned Beverage

Desired Length

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-Start by comparing another springsuit to reference your ideal length
-We recommend cutting above the knee and elbow to minimize rashes and resistance (more…)