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September 29th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Once Upon A Soft top In Mexico The Boys of Catchsurf Get Mental In Mainland

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-An Ode-alay to Mex from Catchsurf  Crew Member, Jason “Action” Jackson

“Every now and then a man wakes up craving the taste of adventure.  A chance to throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and get into some trouble.  There are very few places more perfect for this hankering, then the wild jungles of south Mexico and that’s just wear the boys from Catch Surf decided to head to for a little end of summer adventure.  (more…)

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September 25th, 2014 | By | No Comments

CODE ZIRCON 99 – EPISODE 1 Team Afends Living In a Different Paradigm of Surf Consciousness

“Not your average surf flick thats for sure” says Heath Mawson of Afends about the boys of Byron hitting the road, going mad in the water and kicking shit in their path.

Watch AFENDS team riders; Duncan McNicol, Torren Martyn, JS, Luke Stickley, Seb Smart travel from Byron to Bali, Stradbroke Island to South Coast, and set yourself apart from the crowd in new Aussie Afends styles at SWELL (more…)

September 24th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Shaper | Matt Biolos Tour the LOST Surfboard Factory as Mayhem Hand-shapes the "Sub Buggy"

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First Off,  Tell our SWELL fans the origin of your nickname “mayhem”

MB: I SANG IN A PUNK ROCK BAND IN THE MID 80s. WE CALLED OURSELVES ” MAYHEM ORDNANCE

What makes the Lost Shaping team & the Catalyst standout from the competition?

MB: AS THE FOUNDER/ CO-OWNER , I HAVE HANDS ON BUILT BOARDS EVERY  DAY, AND TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS. WE HAVE OF OF THE BEST TEST TRACKS IN THE WORLD ( TRESTLES ) AS OUR BACK YARD.

WE AND OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE BEEN BUILDING BOARDS THERE , NONE STOP, SINCE THE EARLY 70s.

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September 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Rusty Take a Tour Into Rusty's Legendary Shaping Bay and Design Studio

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While picking up a fresh batch of boards in Rusty San Diego, we got a behind the scenes look at his hall of fame board building operation, then met then characters in the brand new apparel design HQ for happy hour in Laguna Beach.

Skip straight to the Rusty USA Design HQ Tour in Laguna Beach

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Rusty Preisendorfer estimates he’s shaped over 40,00 boards. For 25 years, he worked on creating larger foam molds to shape bigger boards for bigger waves (and big dudes like him) (more…)