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February 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Local Travel Guide: New South Wales, Australia Just the Essentials with Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright

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Up for traveling to Byron Bay, but not frothing to fall into every tourist trap the travel guide has to offer? Ask a local. We hit up Australian Rip Curl Team Rider, Tyler Wright to take us on a mini tour of her hometown.
Read on for her essential list of places to surf, eat, and play in Byron Bay and around New South Wales… (more…)

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February 8th, 2014 | By | 428 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Longboard Paddling Technique

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A longboard isn’t called a log for nothing. Even maneuvering a heavily glassed 9’0 noserider makes a petite little lady like myself feel like I’m coasting on a 300 year old redwood tree. For how fun they are to ride, they sure can be challenging in terms of getting around, especially getting around waves bigger than 4-5 feet. Save yourself the frustration of getting caught on the inside with a few simple paddling techniques… (more…)

February 6th, 2014 | By | 375 Comments

#SWELLivin

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The sun. It’s a tricky and sneaky big ‘ol massive ball of gas. It’s easy to know when you reeeeeeaaaaally need to be protected from it: bright sunny days, beach days, SUNNY days. But what about those in between days, cold days, rainy, or heck, even snowy days? Well, A long time ago I heard a great tip (it happened to be on a vacation and I was rather bummed that it wasn’t sunny at the time)… If you can see your shadow, at all, you better have some SPF slathered on.

Shadow = The sun’s getting to you. Even if it’s a faint little wimpy shadow. So when in doubt, slather on some SPF. Your skin will thank you. Now and in the future.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

Our SPF Pick: Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray (so you can protect hard to reach areas without enlisting the help of a buddy)
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February 5th, 2014 | By | 243 Comments

Who Wore It? Volcom Mod Boardshort Team Volcom Tackles the North Shore in the Official Pipe ProTrunks

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The Volcom Pipe Pro Debuted their latest pair of performance boardshorts at the Volcom Pipe Pro. The Volcom Team Warriors test the stretchy shorts in the massive North Shore shootout.

Who Wore It: Mitch Coleborn (above)
The giant killer shows his softer side along his pepto colored whip in the Red Stoney Mod (more…)