Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

June 7th, 2014 | By | 435 Comments

SeaMade: Bikini Review | L*Space A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Heading down to the beach the other afternoon, I decided to break out my new L*Space Wild & Free strappy bikini. I love the print and cut, which are both unique and stylish. Paired with some old school aloha shorts and camel hat , I probably looked ready to go on surfari with Wingnut and Patty O from Endless Summer. Beacons here in Leucadia is full of retro cats and this outfit fit right in with the best of them.

Photo: Chris Grant (more…)

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June 3rd, 2014 | By | 508 Comments

How To: Catch a Party Wave Catchsurf Partywave Pro Johnny Redmond Explains the Art of Hot Dogging

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Johnny Redmond stole the show once again in the 2nd annual Party Wave Patriot Session at Salt Creek, and he’s giving you a free lesson on going nuts in the summer surf.

The Flying Salamander: (above) “It’s rarely caught on film so this was like finding a four leaf clover. This is truly a feather in my cap”

Just aim for a closeout section and project your board through the lip, kicking out the back of the wave and stretch all fours like a Richard Simmons workout video

 
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June 2nd, 2014 | By | 290 Comments

Slice of Life: Santa Barbara Paddle Out Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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As many of you may know, my school, the University of California, Santa Barbara was recently shaken by a terrible tragedy. A deranged shooter rampaged through Isla Vista, the beautiful town adjacent to our campus, killing six students and injuring 13 others. Several days of shock and sadness permeated our community, and we are still in mourning to this day. In the wake of this tragedy, my friends and I, all members of the UCSB Surf Team, organized a memorial paddle out to honor our fallen Gauchos. (more…)

May 30th, 2014 | By | 481 Comments

Behind the Cover | Jon Steele Featured SWELL Catalog Photog Walks Us Through His Ecuadorean Covershot

Jon Steele stops by the SWELL shop to share his Ecuadorean discovery. (more…)