Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

February 22nd, 2014 | By | 673 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Taking the Drop

You see a lump of water looming in the distance, you get syked, and turn to go. But oh snap- that wave snuck up and before you know it, you’re getting thrown over the falls. You pretty much just got owned by mama ocean and it doesn’t feel good.
Today on SeaMade we are stripping surfing down to one of the key fundamentals- dropping in.

Photo |  Chris Grant Photo (more…)

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February 21st, 2014 | By | 408 Comments

Bikini Party! Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party, Powered by SWELL

It’s official…the Billabong Bikini Truck is on the road!
Because no maiden voyage is complete without a proper send-off, we celebrated over Bikini ‘Tinis at Shelter, Encinitas. And a bikini party is the best kind of party. Says us at least. Want to join in on the party? Come by the retail launch party Saturday, March 1st at the Saguaro, Palm Springs. Read on for photos + more (more…)

February 21st, 2014 | By | 92 Comments

We Carry SUPERbrand Boards… Just Not This One Paul Fisher Waxes His Shred Stick

Paul Fisher never ceases to amaze us with his antics. Enjoy his phallic shred fest on his “progressive” shape from SUPERbrand. Check out the fresh quiver of Shapes that just landed at SWELL. Or opt for the Channel Island sled that Ottz waxed up.

February 19th, 2014 | By | 169 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…)