Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

February 19th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

Inspiration LA: JJ Wessels – Matix Ambassador A conversation over musty vintage clothes? 'But I Like it!"

Gabe Clement and JJ with the "Inspiration LA" one-off tee that was printed during the event.

SWELL: Hey JJ, thanks for taking some time to talk to us. “Inspiration LA” is pretty awesome and somewhat overwhelming for me, It’s my first year at the event. Have you been to the event before this year? How has your experience been so far?

JJ: I’ve been coming to the event since it started really, I was invited by Rin Tanaka. One of my friends, Brian Bent, was featured in a book that Rin published, and I think thats how I met him. It’s been the best event so far, definitely the best turnout. It’s something I wouldn’t miss. it’s something where I’m like “Inspiration is coming up! when is it? where is it?” type thing. (more…)

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February 15th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Fins

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What’s in a fin? Aside from being those knifey things that stick out of your board and slice through the water (and hopefully not your skin), there are a lot of components to fins. Here are a few basics to focus on when deciding on a fin system for your board: (more…)

February 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Local Travel Guide: New South Wales, Australia Just the Essentials with Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright

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Up for traveling to Byron Bay, but not frothing to fall into every tourist trap the travel guide has to offer? Ask a local. We hit up Australian Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright to take us on a mini tour of her hometown.
Read on for her essential list of places to surf, eat, and play in Byron Bay and around New South Wales… (more…)

February 8th, 2014 | By | 64 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Longboard Paddling Technique

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A longboard isn’t called a log for nothing. Even maneuvering a heavily glassed 9’0 noserider makes a petite little lady like myself feel like I’m coasting on a 300 year old redwood tree. For how fun they are to ride, they sure can be challenging in terms of getting around, especially getting around waves bigger than 4-5 feet. Save yourself the frustration of getting caught on the inside with a few simple paddling techniques… (more…)