“If it werent for my beater, I probably wouldn’t have surfed for 3 months” groaned SWELL’s gear buyer Morgan. With Kalani Robb in town, the crew custom-stamped some beaters and set out to grovel at Gravels. We got more than expected. Get your own Catchsurf Board for endlesss awesomeness. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog
SWELL stopped by Burkey’s Central Coast Studio to get some insight into his Arctic surf tales seen in the December Catalog. The inaugural Follow the Light grant winner has become a trailblazer for frosty surf expeditions, here’s how the 26 year old surf photo savant keeps crushing it.
SWELL: Explain what kind of trippy Northern Lights magic is going on the cover.
Burkard: This moment was unreal, it was as if the entire sky lit up for me and me alone. 2am… 5 hours before I left for home and the only clear night of the trip. It snowed all day and late in the evening it cleared and I knew this was my moment so I hike to the beach, 1 mile from my cabin, and shot these photos. It was one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. The sky was spiraling and channeling orange/ red blue and green… straight from the sea to the sky. (more…)
SWELL: Looks like Stance HQ is under major construction. Big plans, big Growth?
Hennings: 2013 was a huge growth year in revenue and headcount. We added 15 people, and probably another 15-20 next year so we need the space. The new office will be beautiful and really supports our culture and company values. Currently we are building out a 22,000 square foot global headquarters in San Clemente. 1/3 third of the area is dedicated to office and work and 2/3 is dedicated to fun; Basketball court, skate ramp, game center with ping pong, trampoline and air hockey, a bounce house for the kids, family room lounge. It will be incredible. (more…)
“Ozzie”, “Oska”, “Oz”, Oscar Billy Pippen Wright is surfer’s favorite goon. The artist, musician, film-maker; a winged manimal on a mission. Hailing from the Land Down Under, Sydney Australia to be exact, he has been riding for Volcom for ten years now. In that time he has also grown into an art juggernaut turning out beautifully spastic and distinctively raw pieces. He claims his latest line took him a whole week hunkered down in his goon studio. Check out the Acid inspired, Anti-Bad Vibe Shield, and all Ozzie’s styles at SWELL.