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January 30th, 2013 | By | 1,664 Comments

Coachella Lineup Countdown: Tame Impala

The band that will come out of nowhere and blow your mind at Coachella is….Tame Impala
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Genres: Psychedelic rock, neo-psychedelia, dream pop, space rock
Motherland: Perth, Australia
Latest album: Lonerism released October 8th 2012 in the US
Rando fact: Tame Impala only played 2 shows in the US in 2012
Reason to see live: Endless mind-melting guitar riffs
#TameImpala Tags: 12717 instagrams
Also Heard In: SWELL’s free diving gopro video
Self Proclaimed: “We’re a buncha imbeciles”
Must-hear Track: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Band members
Kevin Parker: vocals, guitar & kazoo
Dominic Simper:guitar & synth
Julien Barbagallo: drums & backing vocals
Jay Watson: synth, backing vocals & occasional additional guitar
Nick Allbrook: bass

Style: Colored Pants, Denim Jackets, Basic Tees

TAME IMPALA

 

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January 29th, 2013 | By | 3,106 Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro 2013 Lei Day

Rarely are the waves too big to run competition, but lightening just struck twice as consecutive Volcom surf contest were called off due to heavy surf. But that didn’t stop the boys at Pipeline, watch as they go for broke in the hunt for $130K on the 3rd straight “Lei Day” of the 2013 Volcom Pipe Pro.

Check VolcomPipepro.com for live footage Weds Jan 30

INSTAGRAM-2Clockwise from top left: 

 @layneaew rocking Vans at the venue
@reigo05 only skates in Volcom Denim
@estanciarapida in the V-co Tanktop

 

January 24th, 2013 | By | 2,083 Comments

Beached Days -Volume 2 Release Party Hang with Surfing's Anti-Heros in Laguna Beach, Celebrating a Legit New Mag

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It’s not your average surf mag. Beached Days is the backwards brain child of Mitch Abshere, founder of Captain Fin Co, and a brand ambassador for Electric, Stance, and Hurley. This second release looks at surfing’s anti-heroes like the Fletchers, Jay Adams, T.Sherms, Alex Knost and some crazy indie dudes you may have never heard of.

The FRUS TNOD (DONT SURF) edition was edited by SWELL’s own Nate Zoller, and the launch party is going down on his home turf in Laguna Beach on Friday 6-9pm. Our friends at Thalia Surf are hosting the mixer with free beer and local grinds. The mag is only published a couple times a year, so don’t miss out.  915 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach, CA 92651 6-9pm, YEW!

Here’s a preview of the newest name in surf media: BEACHED DAYS

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Nathan Fletcher rarely opens up like this: A 18 interview and photo feature. More on his code red session and signature collection here

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Another Laguna local, JP Olson is a fine art freak over at Hurley

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Tyler Warren: cool with the consequences, and making Billabong proud

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Mitch Abshere refers to Alex Knost as a major influence in the progression of the sport.  See the A.Knost signature cuts from RVCA

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Ando letting loose in his signature Quik shorts in Hawaii

January 16th, 2013 | By | 120 Comments

Steve Sherman Talk Story Tonight

High-profile portrait surf photographer and all-around interesting human being, Steve Sherman has epic stories to share about world title races from Parko to Kelly, Mick and A.I. Get the behind the scenes scoop with Sherm himself tonight Jan 16 at the Privateer in Oceanside, Ca.

The Senior Staff Photographer at Surfing Magazine will be talking story over some pizza and beer, and sharing never before seen photos of Parko’s dramatic campaign to become a world champion. Open to the public. Directions here.

Steve Sherman represents a select collection of brands that personify his signature styles.
They include: Brixton Hats, V.S.T.R apparel, and Stance Socks