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June 14th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

SeaMade | Get Wet A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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You know those days where you have a lot on your plate but all you desire is getting in the water for a surf? But low and behold you show up and it’s flat and blown to smithereens. Suddenly your mind flashes back to your to-do list and excuses start flowing.  You just have to go for it though.

There has hardly been a time when I went surfing in less than ideal conditions and felt worse than before I went. No matter how tired you are or how many excuses you have, just getting in the water will recharge you and make you happy you went after all. Regardless of conditions, the ocean has a way of supporting us, so do what you gotta do, but don’t forget to get wet somewhere along the way.

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June 12th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

#SWELLivin

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I just got back from a trip that involved over 22 hours of in air flying time, each way. And what’s one of the first things I did when I got home? Started thinking of where I want to travel next.

There’s just something about traveling somewhere new, whether it’s within driving distance, or across the globe in a country where you don’t even write in the same alphabet, that is invigorating, exhilarating, inspiring, and educational. This is a combo that is quite addicting. In a great way. (more…)

June 12th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker | ourCaste Co-Founder Mike Quinones Walks Us Through ourCaste Hq Newport Beach

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Thanks for the bagels fellas, where’d this holey breakfast come from?

Mike Q: None other than the holiest of holy when it comes to a Newport breakfast spot, good ol’ Al Cap.

Tell us about the earliest origins of ourCaste, and how you landed such an iconic shop here in west Newport

Mike Q: Earliest origins…geez, must have been years ago now.  The idea spawned from our close knit group friends and their passions that we saw missing from a place we’ve long been apart of.  Not that the brand was necessarily formed back then, but the “big bang” moment came after looking at the (more…)

June 10th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Day in the Life | Matt Archbold Interviewing the King of Speed about his Baja Expeditions

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The recent fires that hit southern California not only choked up natives airways with smoke, it brought the freeway system to a screeching halt and left Matt Archbold stuck in traffic trying to get to Cabo enroute to  some fresh air and to be a guest speaker on the last nite of the SIMA Cabo Surf Summit Event.  Two days later with family in tow… here’s what the San Clemente native had to say about his long lost Cabo love. Interview and Pics by Featured SWELL Photographer Jon Steele  (more…)