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August 13th, 2010 | By | 3,182 Comments

Bintang Bali Beer Cap Tee now available at SWELL!

<em><strong>Bintang:</strong> probably More Famous than Uluwatu and Padang Padang combined***</em>

Bintang: probably More Famous than Uluwatu and Padang Padang combined***

For those of you unfamiliar with the brew, Bintang is the number one selling beer in Indonesia and a staple to the diet of traveling backpackers and surfers alike. Locals, like to one pictured above, also indulge in this bubbly heineken-esque pilsner that follows the Dutch brewing traditions left behind by the former colonizer. Bir Bintang, meaning “star beer” in the local Bahasa language, is as much of an icon as any of the countless world class surf breaks that bless this fabled archipelago.

So to commemorate this beloved beverage (and country), SWELL is now introducing the Bintang Bali Beer Cap Tee now available on our website. A shirt this awesome is hard to find anywhere besides Indo, so be the first to sport the classic bottle cap logo on this soft 100% cotton tee. Logo Features the classic Bali cap print that invokes thoughts of reeling left handers and all-night ragers. Shirts come in White in sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large and Double-XL, to suit all you hung over, sleep-deprived travelers.
Bintang Bali Beer Cap Tee by SWELL
Just make sure not to stain it when you are eating your nasi goreng and listening to that sweet sweet gamelan.

Share your best Indo or bintang story with us in the comments section! we love to hear the latest of whats been going on. But please try to keep it G rated… as hard as that may be..

Cheers! or Pro to all you travelers!

***image borrowed from Flikr at:http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookiesound/3768504162/ by user: cookiesound

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August 11th, 2010 | By | 3,828 Comments

Night Surfing Breakthrough! Come See the Surfboard with Headlights!

So if you don’t already have enough reason to join us at the OC Art of Shaping this Friday and Saturday, then stop by at least to check out Bill Stewart’s latest creation the Night Stalker.

Bill's Night Stalker

The Night Stalker is a revolutionary new concept board specifically designed for night surfing. It has two top mounted 700 lumen headlights to light up your path and two LED embedded side fins to further flaunt your midnight maneuvers.

Also included are two hollow plexi-glass nose panels that allow the surfer to swivel the headlamps down and light up the water beneath…

…although I’m sure many of you OC surfers would opt out for that feature after seeing Chuck Patterson’s recent San-O Shark video..

No need to rely on full moons or pier lights with the Night Stalker

No need for full moons or pier lights with the Night Stalker

The system runs off two rechargeable batteries and could be all yours if you win the silent auction on the 14th!

This board will be on display at the ASR trade show on August 13 and 14 at Billabong’s Art of Shaping display. All the boards on display will be auctioned off on the 14th at 6:30pm. All proceeds from the auction will go to the 2010 SIMA Humanitarian Fund. You can own a nice little piece of surfing history and support a great cause!

Check out Stewart’s shop tees at SWELL!

Read more about the Night Stalker at: www.stewartsurfboards.com

August 11th, 2010 | By | 5,160 Comments

Orange County Shark Sighting?

Hey folks wanna go shark sightseeing?! Buy a SUP board available at Swell and yer good to go. The SUP boards come in all shapes and sizes just like Great Whites.

Chuck Patterson tests his luck near Sano.

August 10th, 2010 | By | 3,768 Comments

Surf City USA: Jackson, Wyoming?

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Does anyone else feel like “Surfing USA” wasn’t supposed to be taken this literally? Brick Tamland warns those surfing with ladies to watch out for bears. Watch the video on CNN HERE