Archive for the ‘Food/Drink’ Category

May 8th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Big Sur Day Tripping: Gorda to Nepenthe 3 Must-Stop Central Coast Classics for Surf and Supplies

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Colton Gabe and Chase made a mission to test drive SWELL’s new gear and see the best Big sur had to offer in a day. Here’s what the boys concluded was the go-to route for scoring is style.

MILE 43: Gorda Fuel Station

The first outpost north of the San Luis Obispo County line lies the most expensive gas in the United States… and the spendiest beer to go with it. In a pinch you can pick up a 6-pack of local firestone beer for a mere $16 and gas is upwards of $10/gal. but a post-surf coldie is priceless.

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MILE 49: Sand Dollar Beach

The most consistent sandbar set-up in Big Sur, Sand Dollar offers up tons of rippable empty  peaks just below Plasket Creek Campground. A day pass runs ya $15 these days, but it grants you access to every Ca park for 24 hrs. The Campsite is an epic place to pitch a tent among the redwoods,backpackers, Cal Poly students, and all kinds of road trippers. (more…)

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March 24th, 2015 | By | 16 Comments

SWELL Staycations | La Valencia Hotel Our Intern Scouts San Diego's Choice Beach Getaway

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Only have a quick weekend to get away? Luckily the SWELL marketing intern scouted out the best place to have the ultimate stay-cation in Southern California!

Where to stay:

Founded in December of 1926 off the coast of La Jolla, California, the La Valencia hotel is best known for its spacious rooms, decadent restaurants, and breath taking sunsets. The La Valencia is the perfect place to kick your feet up and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the Pacific coast.  Not only does the La Valencia have an itinerary of endless activities and fun including: an ocean view swimming pool, live music, in-suite spa treatments and services; They also have beautiful architecture like the signature hand painted murals.

Fun Fact: Some of SWELL’s latest photos were taken inside this killer hotel! This happens to be one of our favorite hot spots for our Swim 2015 Feature.  (more…)

March 6th, 2015 | By | 44 Comments

Baja Step Offs Luke Forgay Captures An Epic Session at the PeMex Plant

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on the last soid west SWELL in north baja, I Drove across the border with Cameron Faris and South African Native Frank Solomon to chase the swell and weather. (more…)

February 13th, 2015 | By | 8 Comments

Employee Style: Valentine’s Wishlists

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See which SWELL employees take the cake in Valentine’s styles, songs & stories (more…)