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April 2nd, 2015 | By | 13 Comments

Festive Sounds: STRFKR at CRSSD Styles, Sounds & Sights at Southern California's Newest Music Festival

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Festival season kicked off at CRSSD Fest with the best indie electronica coming outta Portland since Portugal. The Man. Bay front in San Diego, the boys of STRFKR had girls dancing in the fountains and losing their minds with the dreamy beats.

Origin of Name “Starfucker”: started off as a joke, but the band’s success under the name grew rapidly. In response to this success, and with the guidance of a business agent, they briefly changed their name to (more…)

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March 31st, 2015 | By | 8 Comments

Meet Your Shaper: Timmy Patterson Tour the Revolutionary Board Builder HQ in San Clemente, Ca

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Timmy Patterson is a man of few words, but shaper of tens of thousands of boards. His San Clemente staple surfboards have dominated lineups and contests around the world for over 3 decades. Enjoy a tour of his shaping bay in the SC Surf Ghetto & brief history from T.Pat himself.  (SWELL is a proud surfshop that carries T.Patterson Boards)

Years shaping: 35 years +
First first pro ever shaped for: Archy (more…)

March 27th, 2015 | By | 11 Comments

What’s In Sterling Spencer’s Pants? A New Rusty Style From the #1 Surfer in the World

Sterling Spencer, AKA the Centaur, AKA the #1 surfer in the world want you to get in his pants. Sterls is madly in love with Rusty’s Jogger style pants for their cruisey feel that can slip past country-club level dresscodes.

Why Joggers?
Elastic Waist – No, not “creepy uncle in sweat pants” elastic. Just a little stretch for the skate park.
Cuffed Legs – Slimming stlye to flatter that figure
Drop Crotch – a little much breathing room, ya know?
Cinched closures – to show off your sock steeze

Oh, and did we mention @SterlingSpencer is the most amazing instagrammer in the universe?!
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March 24th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

SWELL Staycations | La Valencia Hotel Our Intern Scouts San Diego's Choice Beach Getaway

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Only have a quick weekend to get away? Luckily the SWELL marketing intern scouted out the best place to have the ultimate stay-cation in Southern California!

Where to stay:

Founded in December of 1926 off the coast of La Jolla, California, the La Valencia hotel is best known for its spacious rooms, decadent restaurants, and breath taking sunsets. The La Valencia is the perfect place to kick your feet up and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the Pacific coast.  Not only does the La Valencia have an itinerary of endless activities and fun including: an ocean view swimming pool, live music, in-suite spa treatments and services; They also have beautiful architecture like the signature hand painted murals.

Fun Fact: Some of SWELL’s latest photos were taken inside this killer hotel! This happens to be one of our favorite hot spots for our Swim 2015 Feature.  (more…)