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October 27th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Back to Bali: The Guide -Pt. 1 SWELL Surf Blogger Nate Zoller Breaks Down the Best of Bali


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Surfer, writer, revivalist Nate Zoller left his work at SWELL a couple years ago to seek and enjoy the world’s most shred-friendly wave havens. After surgical strikes in Sri Lanka, Senegal, Iceland, North Shore HI and Mex, he’s a seasoned vet on surf survival so enjoy a free lesson on traveling smater in Bali. Words: Nate Zoller Photos: Isaac Zoller 

“If Hawaii is Mecca for surfers then Bali is Eden. Made up of 85% Hindu’s, the “Island of the Gods” is home to one of the friendliest cultures on Earth. That and the fact that it is littered with world-class surf make it a mystical pilgrimage for all surfers. The winds blow offshore from March to November making the waves groomed and perfect. (more…)

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October 25th, 2014 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | The College Town by the Sea

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Over the years, Isla Vista, California has been in the news for some pretty unfortunate stuff, but there is much more to this college town than the wild parties it is known for. As a UC Santa Barbara student, I can vouch for the intellect and kindness of all of the residents of Isla Vista, who can qualify as party animals, bookworms, talented athletes and artists, or all of the above. (more…)

October 23rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Abs. At times they seem like the wrath of Sisyphus. You can go and do 300 or more crunches a day, buy a miracle contraption or product, or whatever else is out there, but I’d like to save you some time and tell you the number one thing that helps with your abs. (more…)

October 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Slotted in SWELL | The Suit Worn on Slater’s 720 Tech Breakdown of Kelly's Xcel Wetsuit Worn During His Portugal Punt

Call it a 540 or 720, 42yr young Kelly Slater shocked the Surfing world with a aerial rotation that defied age and gravity last week in Portugal. The suit that enabled that degree of flexibility was the new XCEL TDC drylock, their warmest wetsuit lining ever with clinically proven smart fiber technology.

See the entire line of Xcel wetsuits available on SWELL (more…)