Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

June 19th, 2012 | By | 1,808 Comments

International Surfing Day Live Webcast

Surfrider‘s first ever ISD Web-A-Palooza is kicking off summer in style with 8-full hours of celebrity surfers, live bands, bikini models, surf movie premiers and more. Join the convo on twitter and heckle host Chris Cote and the SWELL crew using #ISD and @SWELLDOTCOM.

Guests Include

-Josh Kerr
-Pat O’Connell
-Makua Rothman
-Le Blorr
-Peter Townend
-Susan Holmes McKagan (Co-host)
-Dozens more legends!

This event also offers a one day only, exclusive chance to score a Surfrider membership package including heaps of surf-gear for less than cost! From $30 tee, mag, coozie member combo to the $300 GoPro travel pack, these deals will save you cash… and the ocean.
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Surfrider is hooking up one lucky SWELL fan with a VIP Membership package. Today only here!

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June 18th, 2012 | By | 1,623 Comments

New Beater Edit & New Beaters On the Site

Listen up folks, we just secured a bunch of new Twin and Single fin sleds from the Beater masterminds at Catch Surf. These guys have been hitting the local beach breaks hard, putting their latest equipment to the test and the results are in: the 2012 boards are stiffer, faster, and better than ever!

JOHNNY REDMOND CUTTING LOOSE from Catch Surf on Vimeo.

Their latest edit takes us from T-Street to 204s and back where Johnny Redmond absolutely destroys every drop of water in his path. The enhanced stringer system is plenty visible as he throws buckets off the back and lands some serious eyebrow raising maneuvers (check 0:55!!).

In this edit Johnny gets super weird on his beater without making a scene. Unlike hard-board surfing that’s all serious with its laundry list of unspoken rules, Beater surfing is all about having fun. Whether it’s riding your board like a dead cockroach or spinning uncontrollably into a close out section, beater surfing lets you cut loose and enjoy the surf no matter what the size.

When the surf gets smaller grab yourself an Odysea LOG to maximize your wave count at your local break. On small days you’ll find the Catch Surf guys doing the same at their favorite surf spot at Oak Street in LB!!

Johnny Pulling a Log Wheelie. c/o catchsurf.com/blog/

Whether you are dropping into a bomb on your 8’ LOG or milking some inside shorey on your 54” Beater, these foamy wonderboards are perfect for a fun day at the beach.

Check out Catch Surf’s full line Here

May 22nd, 2012 | By | 2,015 Comments

New Beaters from Catch Surf

Ever wondered what summer smells like? The crew at Catch Surf knows, and their all new Beaters are essential for capturing the “essence” of summertime fun! Splash on some of this cologne, grab your Beater and head to the beach cause it’s sumertimmeeeee!

Enjoy the sexy sense of humor from the San Clemente shredders at Catch Surf.

Check out the new boards and threads from Catch Surf.
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May 16th, 2012 | By | 7,218 Comments

Battle of the Boardshorts: Rio Pro Brasil 2012

When the world tour came to the home of  “The Brazilian Airforce”, many expected the local young punters to air-reverse their way to a brazo-heavy final, but it was all Aussies and a Hawaiian into the Semis at the 2012 Billabong Rio Pro.  The precise tube riding and fine tuned gear of  these top ten ranked surfers continued to show why they are perennial title threats .

 Adrian “Ace” Buchan (World #8) came out firing in round one, taking out event favorite Gabriel Medina and progressive rookie Yadin Nicol. Ace relies on Hurley’s Phantom stretch technology for maximum stretch and lightweight performance when he unleashes  his combinations of  signature power hacks. This 60s Block Party style combines a rigid waistband with the 4-way stretch material that has made this patented Hurley technology the surf industry’s best boardshort for 4 years. Unfortunately Adrian fell to an in-form Jeremy Flores, but we look forward to his front-hand attack at Tavarua during next month’s Volcom Fiji Pro.  Get Ace’s style – Hurley.

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Owen Wright (World #10)  was another Australian who smoked a local hero Raoni Montieri, and out-gunned past Brazil winner Taylor Knox.  Owen owes it to Rip Curl’s Mirage Flex technology for sticking those tricky vertical re-entries and stomping airs. For such a big guy, it’s important that Owen’s shorts offer minimal  resistance and weight in such a tricky beachbreak. Owen went down to quarter finalist Tiago Pires in a wonky, stormy and low scoring 3rd round affair.  Get this Rip Curl technology

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John John Florence (World #5) stole the show with buzzer beater barrels against Julian Wilson, and two no-grab 360 airs to win the final over current world #1 Joel Parkinson. John’s hot streak continues in his signature Epic Stretch trunks that contain elastane stretch fabric for his freakish abilities above and beneath the lip.  He has been wearing this lucky style ever since his historic run to become the youngest Triple Crown Champion in 2011. He’s another goofy-footer that is poised to place high in the upcoming Volcom Fiji Pro.  Get John John’s signature style here

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Parko  (World #1) surpassed the sidelined Slater in the rankings with his second place result.  Joel made it through four extremely close heats decided by only fractions of a point (0.4, 0.7, 1.3, 0.83) In a game of inches, Parko trusted the super-stretch panels of the Flux boarsdshort, and the good karma of this recycler series style. Get the Flux here

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Photos courtesy of the ASP