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September 8th, 2013 | By | 1,111 Comments

SeaMade: The Budget Surf Trip / Baja Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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SeaMade: ¡Viaje a Baja Norte!

Baja Norte (the northern region of Baja, Mexico for all you gringos) is considered the wild west of Mexico. Countless point breaks, reef breaks, and shore breaks are sure to give you enough paddle time to be arm breakers. Add a ten-story blinking Jesus, donkeys painted like zebras, cha-cha dance offs, vineyards, tacos, tequila, and cantinas and you are sure to get a taste of the real wild west. From my house in Cardiff, I can get to my favorite surf spots and taco stands in less than two hours. It’s hard to believe I’m in such a different element just two hours from home. Read on for tips on Baja travel, surf, eats and more on a budget…

*Pictured above:  Frye Combat Boots / SUPERbrand surfboard (more…)

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September 8th, 2013 | By | 484 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong Designer Ed

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SWELL tracked down the man behind the Showdown shirt and the best wovens for the fall. Eddie at Billabong is a true legend, heres why he’s claiming contrast pockets are pertty happnin’

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Tell us about the pattern origin

Eddie:  The pattern was actually inspired by ethnic prints and patterns we came across in our travels. It’s a dyeing technique called Ikat and its been used all over the world ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and even further (more…)

September 6th, 2013 | By | 6 Comments

Surf Flick Friday

Take a peek at 5 new and old surf flicks to fuel your froth for a flatspell.

THE NEW
Slow Dance -Craig Anderson Signature Film. Directed by Dane Reynolds (2013)

Best Clip: Skeleton Bay slow-mo. Get Slow Dance (more…)

September 5th, 2013 | By | 113 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Morro Bay Travel Tips, Pics and Packing List from SWELL Marketing’s Kristin

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As we came closer to Labor Day, I found myself itching for an outdoor adventure. After all, September is the Monday of months because it marks the end of tan skin, perfect weather and pink sunsets…So I felt as if I had to go out with a bang!  Of course, my whim of wanderlust lead me to Morro Bay—A seaside village just North of San Luis Obispo. It is an easy drive straight up the scenic Highway 1.

Read on for my packing list and travel tips from the weekend… (more…)