Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

January 25th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

SeaMade: On the Road Packing Essentials for a Surf Road Trip.

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Feeling antsy? There’s nothing quite like hitting the road with an uncharted destination. Knowing that there will be waves along the way and adventures to be had, but not knowing the precise destinations is all part of the fun on a road trip. I recommend having a general idea of where to go based on swells. Map out a flexible route that allows time for exploring and kicking back at camp- whether that’s at a campground of a lodge of some sort. Wherever you go, remember: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – J. Kerouac

So get out there and do it in comfort…(read on for the list of packing essentials)
Pictured: Billabong Beach Pants | Lovely Bird Hat (more…)

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November 18th, 2013 | By | 525 Comments

Day In The Life | Jamie O’Brien SWELL Lensman Dom Follows PipeMaster J.O.B. Around His North Shore Abode


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6:45 am: Pre Dawn-Patrol Smoothie Breakfast

RECIPE: 

4 tablespoons flax seed oil
1 cup Frozen strawberries
1 cup pineapple-orange-banana juice
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup Almond Milk (more…)

January 31st, 2013 | By | 2,431 Comments

Interesting Human: Alex Knost

RVCA surf advocate, board shaper and Tomorrow’s Tulips band front-man  Alex Knost has conceptualized and designed the second season of his signature apparel collection. He freesurfs around the world all year in search of inspiration for these custom tailored styles.

Enjoy as he expresses his style on a RVCA surf trip in Costa Rica

Alex Knost’s Spring 13 Line joins the elements of classic, vintage-inspired workwear, retro color combos and paisley prints for a feel that reflects his own wardrobe to a T. Alex has an affinity for secondhand charm, relaxed fit knits and muted color palettes that pop with brightness. Shop his RVCA looks here.

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Keep an eye out for this coastal vagabond, as he can usually be seen in a very creepy taupe van, searching for a wedge on the outskirts of Newport Beach with his buddy Ford Archbold.

January 24th, 2013 | By | 2,481 Comments

Beached Days -Volume 2 Release Party Hang with Surfing's Anti-Heros in Laguna Beach, Celebrating a Legit New Mag

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It’s not your average surf mag. Beached Days is the backwards brain child of Mitch Abshere, founder of Captain Fin Co, and a brand ambassador for Electric, Stance, and Hurley. This second release looks at surfing’s anti-heroes like the Fletchers, Jay Adams, T.Sherms, Alex Knost and some crazy indie dudes you may have never heard of.

The FRUS TNOD (DONT SURF) edition was edited by SWELL’s own Nate Zoller, and the launch party is going down on his home turf in Laguna Beach on Friday 6-9pm. Our friends at Thalia Surf are hosting the mixer with free beer and local grinds. The mag is only published a couple times a year, so don’t miss out.  915 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 6-9pm, YEW!

Here’s a preview of the newest name in surf media: BEACHED DAYS

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Nathan Fletcher rarely opens up like this: A 18 interview and photo feature. More on his code red session and signature collection here

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Another Laguna local, JP Olson is a fine art freak over at Hurley

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Tyler Warren: cool with the consequences, and making Billabong proud

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Mitch Abshere refers to Alex Knost as a major influence in the progression of the sport.  See the A.Knost signature cuts from RVCA

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Ando letting loose in his signature Quik shorts in Hawaii