Archive for the ‘Surf & Sport’ Category

January 15th, 2015 | By | 100 Comments

Top 5 New Surf Brands of 2015 Our Favorite New Surf Brands Joining the SWELL Beach Party

5. OTIS EYEWEAR

Besides Beckham being caught snapping selfies in these styles, the mineral glass is super scratch resistant and stylish as hell. Oh ya, their surf team is pretty legit too with Luke Davis and Mitch Crews leading the charge.
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We couldn’t be more stoked these shades finally made their way over from Australia. Snag OTIS at SWELL while we have em. (more…)

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January 15th, 2015 | By | 88 Comments

#SWELLivin

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If there’s one sport that’s close to my heart, it’s stand up paddleboarding. It relaxes me, is soothing, is like taking an early morning walk on water, helped me get back in the water regularly after I moved away from Hawaii, is a great time to be quiet, and (finally) is just really peaceful. Unless it’s super windy. I love how it gets people on the water who are, or have been landlocked, gets people who are scared of the water somewhat in the water, and is something you can now do all over the globe. Iowa to Germany. Colorado to Moorea. Tahoe to Texas. (more…)

January 5th, 2015 | By | 177 Comments

A Slice of Life | Surf into the New Year

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This year, try to include some surfing resolutions in your goals for the upcoming twelve months! Whether you’re a brand new beginner, or an old pro, there is always room for improvement out in the lineup. I’ve started a list of surf ambitions for 2015 that are applicable to all levels of surfers, and I aim to follow them myself! (more…)

December 27th, 2014 | By | 161 Comments

How To Do Puerto Rico in A Week A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors from Johnie Gall of Dirtbag Darling.

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I’m sitting in a cafe in Lajas, Puerto Rico, chewing on a chunk of fried white cheese, a warm breeze skipping across the table, the salt on my body so thick it feels like a second skin. We’re the only ones who speak English, so when laughter erupts from the other end of the restaurant, we can only speculate—but it’s that content type of musing that comes from being in a new place that simultaneously feels so familiar. We’re tired, beaten by the sun, scabs forming on our scrapes, camera memory cards begging for reprieve, smiles unfailing, $8 tickets for a night boat ride through the bay tucked under our plates. So this is Puerto Rico—and now all I can do is wonder how I’m going to convince myself get on that return flight in a few days. (more…)