Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

January 14th, 2014 | By | 370 Comments

Just the Tips: Wetsuit Care Respect Your Rubber With Preventative Maintenance & Everyday Know-How

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Be patient when taking your suit on and off you dont want balloon up like the Michelin Man . Remember when putting on a zipper-less suit, roll it down like a pair of sock before stepping into it.  Also, respect your rubber with a changing mat. (more…)

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January 10th, 2014 | By | 710 Comments

SWELL Surf Circuit Training 5 Exercises That Target & Strengthen Specific Surfing Manuvers

Whether you’re looking to stay in surf shape during a flat spell or aiming to push your progressive style like the dudes on the world tour, some simple routines can make you more explosive and steady in the water. Here’s our version of surf circuit training, which means you should do one routine after another and repeat. Be safe, and surf stronger!

Workout Routine: Box-Jump w/ Twist

Surf Maneuver: Snap, Aerial, tail drift, floater

Tip: Try to land as softly as possible. Think style!

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December 24th, 2013 | By | 509 Comments

SWELL Eats | Pupukea Grill Recipes and Surf Food at a North Shore Food Truck

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Pupukea grill is part lunch wagon, part north shore hangout and 100% farm fresh fare for the Pipeline chargers. SWELL photog Domenic Mosquiera and Jamie Obrien dropped by to refuel for the pumping Pipe session going down on Christmas Eve. (more…)

December 3rd, 2013 | By | 524 Comments

Waimea River Surfing

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Every winter on the North Shore of Oahu the high surf dams the Waimea river-mouth with sand, and the heavy rains flood the valley. During a flatspell, locals led by Jamie O’Brien happily dig out the channels to create a standing wave to get their feet in the wax in preparation for Pipemasters. It was SWELL’s first time back digging the channel since the 2011 night session, and it was even bigger. (more…)