Archive for the ‘Surf & Sport’ Category

September 24th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Shaper | Matt Biolos Tour the LOST Surfboard Factory as Mayhem Hand-shapes the "Sub Buggy"

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First Off,  Tell our SWELL fans the origin of your nickname “mayhem”

MB: I SANG IN A PUNK ROCK BAND IN THE MID 80s. WE CALLED OURSELVES ” MAYHEM ORDNANCE

What makes the Lost Shaping team & the Catalyst standout from the competition?

MB: AS THE FOUNDER/ CO-OWNER , I HAVE HANDS ON BUILT BOARDS EVERY  DAY, AND TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS. WE HAVE OF OF THE BEST TEST TRACKS IN THE WORLD ( TRESTLES ) AS OUR BACK YARD.

WE AND OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE BEEN BUILDING BOARDS THERE , NONE STOP, SINCE THE EARLY 70s.

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September 17th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Fall Surfboard Guide 2014 Pick The Perfect Sled for Any Surfer in Any Conditions

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Pure Progressive Performance
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Featured Board:  Lost Sub Buggy

Team Rider Inspired: Kolohe Andino
Ideal Wave: Chest-High Trestles
Fin of Choice: FCS 2 Carbon Mayhem

Matt Biolos’ latest work with Kolohe is a smash-up hybrid of the Sub Driver and Beach Buggy. Designed for surfing small waves with a “good wave” approach. Fast and foiled for on rail surfing, but full and forgiving for sub-par and sloppy surf.

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September 12th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

Surf Flick Friday A few surf videos to fuel your froth


Get-N Classic, Volume 2 chronicles the travels of the Vans Surf Team as they’ve crossed the globe in search of surf and adventure over the past twelve months. Join Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Dane Reynolds, Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas, John, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Dylan Graves, Alex Knost.  Scope the surf inspired gear from Vans. (more…)

September 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Rusty Take a Tour Into Rusty's Legendary Shaping Bay and Design Studio

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While picking up a fresh batch of boards in Rusty San Diego, we got a behind the scenes look at his hall of fame board building operation, then met then characters in the brand new apparel design HQ for happy hour in Laguna Beach.

Skip straight to the Rusty USA Design HQ Tour in Laguna Beach

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Rusty Preisendorfer estimates he’s shaped over 40,00 boards. For 25 years, he worked on creating larger foam molds to shape bigger boards for bigger waves (and big dudes like him) (more…)