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November 11th, 2013 | By | 273 Comments

SWELL Sessions, V: Crystal Antlers Watch It + Win It

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Fresh off the release of their latest album, Nothing Is Real, Long Beach-based Crystal Antlers stopped by to play some new songs and a cover of a classic for the SWELL team. The band rarely plays acoustic so to hear these songs stripped down is a big deal and something we’re excited to share with you. Check out their live acoustic performances below, then click here for a chance to win a signed copy of their new album on vinyl. (more…)

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November 8th, 2013 | By | 432 Comments

SeaMade: Women’s Wetsuit Buyer’s Guide A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Wetsuits- the armor of surfers. Having a good wetsuit can make or break a surf session. Ask any surfer what their favorite wetsuit is and they will probably tell you they have a collection. I think I have about 10 wetsuits right now. Each has a purpose depending on whether it’s for longboarding or shortboarding, or warmth or style.
If a suit does not properly fit one’s body it will likely leak or constrict blood flow. Wetsuits should fit snuggly but you shouldn’t feel like you can’t breathe. I recommend spending the extra dough to get a good fullsuit because staying warm is one of the most important factors of cold-water surfing. Suits often go on sale at the end of the season, so keep your eye out for some deals. I’ve reviewed a few wetsuits from SWELL’s gear shop that are good for a variety of water temps. Read on to see what I thought of them…
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November 7th, 2013 | By | 388 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Electric Watches From San Clemente Surf Team to CEO - Eric Crane Talks Action Inspired Watches

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SWELL stopped by Electric HQ in San Clemente to interview Eric Crane, Electric’s new CEO and the man behind their expansion into watches.

SWELL: What makes the new watches tailored for surfers?:

EC: First we moved the crown slight off-center at 4 o’clock, so when you go to pop up on your board it doesn’t stab the top of your hand. (more…)

November 7th, 2013 | By | 706 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Running in the rain is one of my favorite past times. It really is like exercise, therapy, and a shower, all balled up into one refreshing amazing experience. Actually, if you think about it, running in less than ideal conditions has a bit of a Rocky-Balboa-I’m-hardcore element to it, and it’s an ultimate stress reliever. Some of my favorite runs were done in a deluge (yes, an ipod died), late at night or early in the morning before the sun came up (on well lit streets), in the snow (even though I didn’t go fast), or my favorite…barefoot, while it’s drizzling and foggy on the beach (thank you Cannon Beach).
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