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July 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Party Flavors | Summer Drink Inspo 5 Tools for Turning Up Your Summer Libation Celebration

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Drink Responsibly -Don’t Send It Too Hard Por Favor – 21+

Top surf brands submit their favorite tools for getting turnt.

1. Sanuk’s Mini Melon Infusion

This vodka infused mini melon isn’t from some pinterest inspo, its courtesy of our favorite savages at Sanuk.

How: Buy a mini watermelon at a local produce supplier or more commonly found at farmers markets.
-Using a chopstick, puncture the melon and lightly churn the insides to increase absorption
-Shove minibar vodka bottle into the hole and refrigerate to allow absorption for no less that 3 hours. (more…)

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June 28th, 2014 | By | No Comments

SeaMade: Bikini Review | Lolli Swim A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison, with swimsuit review by Shelby Ling

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Did you know that looking super cute while surfing is one of the best distraction tactics in order to get waves from agro dudes? Well now you do. Should be common sense but hey, some of sladies (ladies who slide) are so focused on their surfing assets they won’t even consider tapping into their natural assets to score some waves. As much as surfing should do the talking and prove set wave worth, a little decorative accessory, like say- a bow on your butt, doesn’t hurt either.

Which is why I recruited my stylin’ friend, Shelby Ling, to test out this adorable Lolli Swim bikini. Upon first look at the suit she was a little shocked by the bow but I told her, “Just think of your beautifully bowed butt’s presence as a present to the lineup!” And that it was.

So we headed out with Chris Grant and friends for a fun Beacons evening sesh and the Lolli suit proved its worth as Shelby got all the best south peak waves of the evening. (more…)

June 26th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Intern Eye For Epic: Neapolitan Pizzeria & Birreria SWELL Summer Intern Reviews Laguna's Beachside Pizza Destination

matt_internMatt here, Your SWELL summer intern on a mission to bring you the best places to run around barefoot and score après surf grinds and gear.  First, Neapolitan Pizzeria & Birreria in Laguna Beach, CA. This place has an epic selection of craft beers and organic ‘farm to table’ ingredients to make pizzas. (more…)

June 26th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Girls Gone Glamping 10 Essentials for Luxury Camping

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Does an alfresco happy hour count as being “outdoorsy” in your book?
Whether you’re a seasoned s’mores maker or novice in the world of Nalgene bottles and pitching tents, setting up a plush campsite is something we can all appreciate from time to time. It’s about loving being outdoors…and loving being comfortable whilst outdoors.

More of the roughing it type? Feel free to choose your own adventure:
Malibu Camping with the CityWild Crew
North County San Diego Camping
Top CA Surf Campgrounds
Big Sur Camping
Joshua Tree Camping and Climbing
Hollister Ranch Road Trip
North LA, Ventura and Santa Barbara Camping

Ready to get glamping? Read on for tips + 10 essentials…

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