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May 22nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker | Billabong’s Ryan Milner Billabong Graphic Illustrator Gives Insight to Action Sports Art Inspo

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 What path did you follow to arrive at your Billabong art career?

From the beginning, I was blessed with great parents who fostered a creative environment and pushed me to do what I love. When I realized I wanted to pursue art for a living, I was intimidated, but worked as hard as possible. I eventually was accepted to Cal State Long Beach, where I majored in Illustration.

After graduating, (more…)

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May 22nd, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Vitamin ZZZZZZZ. You need it. Get a good dose of it each night.

I used to think it was cool to not sleep enough. Almost like a badge of “I work hard” honor. Well, back then I also weighed about 10 lbs more, had horrible skin, and even had minor heart problems at times.

Yikes. (more…)

May 21st, 2014 | By | 26 Comments

CA Über Alles: SUPERbrand | San Diego The First Stop On SWELL's Tour of Top Core CA Surf Companies

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SUPERbrand Marketing Director Paul Brewer gives us a tour of their state of the art board factory and next-level showroom. Above: Shaper Jason Koons and Rider Clay Marzo talk progression. 

Who are the masterminds behind the progressive shapes you’re pumping outta this state-of-the-art shaping bay?

SUPER: We call it the Shaper’s Collective. It’s a group of shapers who design and share ideas to create a better shortboard. (more…)

May 18th, 2014 | By | 25 Comments

A Slice Of Life | Surf Leggings Guest Series by Stephanie Schechter

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Have you heard the news? Leggings, arguably one of the most comfortable items of clothing a gal can wear, have made their way into the deep blue sea! Yes, that’s right, I’m talking about the freshest trend of sliding fashion: surf leggings! The best part is that Surf Leggings aren’t JUST comfortable, but they are also cute and functional… not to mention versatile! Made of comfy, luxurious, and soft bathing suit material, these Maaji Capris can do no wrong. They are flattering and fun with a crazy cute combo of prints! Maaji has already won my heart with its exciting prints and adorable swimwear and lingerie, plus some amazing cover-ups… but these leggings… they get me. They are perfect for morning runs, yoga classes, of course surfing, and totally look cute as just a stylish statement piece that livens up any outfit for school, work, or a day of play! (more…)