Archive for the ‘STYLE’ Category

March 13th, 2014 | By | 249 Comments

Wish You Were Here | Playa Negra The Real Surf Trips Crew Guides Us Through The Costa Rica Surf Scene

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With South Swells’ tricking into the long -rage forecast, surfers are scrambling to book tickets to the tropics. Bob Witty of Real Surf Trips opened his home to the SWELL crew and dialed us into scoring the world class right hander at Playa Negra .   Photos: by Tony Robertsmap (more…)

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February 28th, 2014 | By | 95 Comments

Interview: Rhythm’s Marc Llewellyn Marc Explains The Burleigh Heads Surf Culture

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SWELL: Walk us through a typical day working at Rhythm in Burleigh?
Marc: The boys normally have a little pre-work surf and the girls will do their pilates, yoga, walks or swims. A lot of us meet for coffee at Canteen then head into the office. Everyone’s pretty flat out all day but there’s definitely a lot of laughs, dance-breaks, fun and kookiness thrown amongst the seriousness. (more…)

February 25th, 2014 | By | 279 Comments

Guys Style Inspo | El Ron Guayabera Shirt Roark Smuggles Cuba's Official Formal Dress Shirt to the US


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The international surf style masters at Roark just returned from the forbidden land of Cuba with fresh cuts inspired by the artifacts of their adventure.  Roark stumbled through Havana’s underbelly in his authentic Guayabera style shirt, earning him praise from local heavies for his legit Cuban pleats and patterns. (more…)

February 19th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

Inspiration LA: JJ Wessels – Matix Ambassador A conversation over musty vintage clothes? 'But I Like it!"

Gabe Clement and JJ with the "Inspiration LA" one-off tee that was printed during the event.

SWELL: Hey JJ, thanks for taking some time to talk to us. “Inspiration LA” is pretty awesome and somewhat overwhelming for me, It’s my first year at the event. Have you been to the event before this year? How has your experience been so far?

JJ: I’ve been coming to the event since it started really, I was invited by Rin Tanaka. One of my friends, Brian Bent, was featured in a book that Rin published, and I think thats how I met him. It’s been the best event so far, definitely the best turnout. It’s something I wouldn’t miss. it’s something where I’m like “Inspiration is coming up! when is it? where is it?” type thing. (more…)