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June 12th, 2014 | By | 214 Comments

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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…)

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June 12th, 2014 | By | 263 Comments

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 | 364 Comments

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…)

June 9th, 2014 | By | 356 Comments

Spotted in SWELL | Luke Rockhold

luke1 Santa Cruz Surfer and UFC wonderboy Luke Rockhold just returned from a tour across Europe making guest appearances in the best beaches & clubs from Ibiza to Berlin. He kept it America strong rocking the Americana Trunks from Tavik, and it clearly worked wonders for him. (more…)