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December 3rd, 2013 | By | 847 Comments

Waimea River Surfing

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Every winter on the North Shore of Oahu the high surf dams the Waimea river-mouth with sand, and the heavy rains flood the valley. During a flatspell, locals led by Jamie O’Brien happily dig out the channels to create a standing wave to get their feet in the wax in preparation for Pipemasters. It was SWELL’s first time back digging the channel since the 2011 night session, and it was even bigger. (more…)

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November 12th, 2013 | By | 213 Comments

Back in Stock | Surf Grass Mats A Surf Essential for Wetsuit Protection and Keeping a Clean Kit

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Shoes off kook! No dirt allowed in the new Poler Tent. Surf Grass Serves as a sick Welcome Mat

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October 17th, 2013 | By | 681 Comments

7 SWELL Halloween Costume Ideas Employee Picks for Rad Costumes That You Can Repurpose for Everyday Style

Customer Service Dave Pick: Magnum P.I.

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Essential Dress: Hula Shirt, “flatteringly” fit denim, Quik Trucker Hat… mustache INCLUDED!

Don’t forget: to lean up against things and say things like “I’m not buying it Higgins”  (more…)

October 11th, 2013 | By | 1,606 Comments

Roadtripping | Hollister Ranch The ins-and-outs of scoring rights-and-lefts on California's Central Coast

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30 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara is Gaviota Campground, the base camp for south swell surgical strikes.  Santa Barbara locals are very proprietary about the fickle surf that squeaks through the Channel Islands, so keep a low-profile and take a free lesson from the SWELL team. (more…)