Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

August 3rd, 2010 | By | 1,090 Comments

Beyond the Surface…Help Empower Disadvantaged Youth Through Surfing

Do your part…
One Towel = One Rescued Orphan.

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Beyond the Surface is a nonprofit corporation in the United States, with a mission is to eradicate youth homelessness in coastal communities worldwide and empower street children and disadvantaged youth through the sport of surfing. Beyond the Surface sponsors three international nongovernmental organizations:
The Kovalam Surf Club in India
WAVES for Development in Peru
The Umthombo Surf Club in South Africa
With every towel purchased, one more homeless youth in Peru, South Africa, or India will be helped off the street, into a classroom, and onto a surfboard- rescued from a lifetime of poverty.

For more info visit: http://www.beyondthesurfaceinternational.org/

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August 2nd, 2010 | By | 2,378 Comments

2010 International Surf Fest Makes Waves in the South Bay

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Once again, the 49th annual International Surf Festival commandeered the beaches and bars of South L.A. Bay over the weekend. Over 4,000 competitors took to the chilly waters and staked their claims to the be king of the beach. To get the contestants fired up, the U.S Coastguard showed off their critical training and high tech toys with a demonstration where a guard repelled from a helicopter into a boat hitting speeds over 40 knots. The rowers, paddlers, and swimmers had to crash through the Redondo shore-breakers before rallying around buoys anchored throughout the bay.

The crowd went NASCAR crazy every time a set wave would stuff a paddle-boarder into the sand, or send a Surf-Dory careening over the falls. When the spume settled, the local Redondo lifeguard squad took home bragging rights in the relay race, Dockweiler won the shallow water swim event, Zuma won the six-man paddle-board race,and Venice won the Bud Stevenson Intra-crew Medley Relay for the fourth year in a row.

The Saturday night SWELL concert at Kilkenny’s kept the mojo rocking and everyone’s ears ringing with local South Bay rockers Tall Cans and Smart Patrol. Its refreshing to see a show with some smoking hot ladies in a rock band ripping on guitar and vocals. SWELL was stoked to support these home-town bands who have an insane stage presence, and filthy maneuvers in the surf.
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The weekend culminated with the 6-Man Volleyball tournament in Manhattan Beach. The tourney was borderline out of control with hundreds of teams sporting crazy uniforms, choreographed taunting, and hard-core heckles. Again, team SWELL a.k.a “The Barney Killers” drew throngs of thongs, and tested the nerves of their opponents every time our ruthless mascot got on the megaphone. One team took the insults a little too personal, and was disqualified for an un-sportsmanlike reaction to a barney joke. Bronzed Volleyballer Nick Glavas remarked, “Hey, if your not cheating, your not trying at the six-man”.
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Captain Aaron Wachfogel carried the SWELL team to a respectable 3rd place finish. To top things off, the sun came out and the waves turned on for the last day of the Surf Festival. See you next year.

Check out all the pics below

August 2nd, 2010 | By | 2,329 Comments

Last Chance to Register…5th Annual Follow the Light Awards in HB

Last Chance! Registration ends TODAY…

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Join us for the 5th Annual Follow the Light Foundation Flame Photography Awards at the Shorebreak Hotel on Tuesday August 3rd in Huntington Beach. This year will include a “People’s Choice” Award and live raffle. Prizes include: Channel Islands board signed by Kelly, $500.00 gift certificate from )(urley, $500.00 in gift cards from SWELL, Oakley sunglasses and an Oakley Holeshot watch valued at $550.00.

Awards are free to the public, but go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/Follow-the-Light-Foundation-Flame-Grant/128942323802095?ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=119788258066111&index=1 to pre-register

or http://bit.ly/9Ixymi for $20 VIP tix.

August 2nd, 2010 | By | 4,314 Comments

Behold…The Fall 2010 SWELL Catalog

Be one of the first to see the new SWELL Fall 2010 catalog. This special edition features the lifestyle photography of legendary surf photographer Art Brewer. Check out the digital edition below…

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