Archive for the ‘Surf & Sport’ Category

March 13th, 2015 | By | 12 Comments

Couch Surfing: Torrey Meister’s Spleen

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He’s the guy on SWELL’s homepage, he’s a weapon in slabs, he owned our couch en-route to mainland and here’s on latest on his post-injury report.  Photos by Marc Prefontaine @831Prefontaine

Ya Torrey, thanks for the chat, we’ve been think bout ya since the spleen blowout.  What was the extent of your injury? We’ve heard people can bleed out from that.

Torrey: No worries man thanks for your concern. Rupturing a spleen is a very strange injury, I have never experienced anything like it in my life . (more…)

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February 19th, 2015 | By | 21 Comments

Holy Ship 2015 Cut Snake Survival Guide Paul Fisher Shares His Cheeky Guide to Raging Right on his Floating Festival

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Our favorite spinning surf turkeys are on tour in the Caribbean dropping beats for the Holy Shippers, and they have a few tricks for keeping the party alive. Paul Fisher and Leigh Sedley just might have heat stroke, so take “advice” with a pound of salt.

Follow the boys on insta for the Holy Ship shenanigans at @Cutsnake

SUNSCREEN FLASKS:
“Everyone takes sunscreen to the Bahamas, so the customs agent won’t have a clue when ya empty out 5 of them and fill em with your favourite booze!!!” (more…)

February 2nd, 2015 | By | 443 Comments

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)

January 30th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro: Day 1 Highlights Pipeline Goes Berserk for the All-Hawaiian Opening Round of the 2015 VPP

The all-Hawaiian Round of 112 saw nothing but epic Pipeline conditions from start to finish, and the highlight of the day was the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) heat where 8 Pipe veterans delighted the crowd with mind-blowing Pipe and Backdoor barrels.

In honor of the warrior worthY event, we’re giving away official Volcom Pipe Pro Tote Bags with $50 men’s purchases on SWELL (more…)