Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

June 3rd, 2014 | By | 508 Comments

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


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

how to fix a broken flip flop
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…)

May 19th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Just the Tips | Surf Wax Removal How to remove old wax from your surfboard


Summer is coming so here’s a couple ways to scrape off that skunky coat of winter gunk. (more…)

May 2nd, 2014 | By | 262 Comments

Guy’s Gift Guide to Mother’s Day Fail-Safe Employee Picks for Mom Based on Questionable Male Logic


Swell’s soggy crew of surf derryls weighed in with their choice gifts for the women who brought them into the world.  Mother’s Day is May 11th, boys, so get gifting at SWELL without having to linger around the department store.


Morgan: Men’s Buyer
His Pick: Raen Optics

“Like my name, these are unisex and loved by all.” – Morgan  (more…)