Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

January 16th, 2014 | By | 720 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Duncan Macfarlane

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Since his Follow the Light Foundation Grant Award, Duncan Macfarlane’s travel itinerary has been synonymous with the best swell stories in surf media. But surf isnt his only angle, Billabong just printed an exclusive run of Duncan’s graphic art in their spring tee line.

Here’s a little style insight from the Surfing Magazine Photographer:

SWELL: Your Instagram shows @DuncanM has been getting his passport stamped on the regular. Any newly discovered spots your dying to revisit?

Duncan:  Yeah. I’ve been on the move a fair bit the past year or two. Among the usual surf destinations like Indo and Europe I have to say Sri Lanka was on of my favourites. I’d love to head back there one day. (more…)

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January 15th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

SWELL Sessions | Evan Smith Watch, Listen, Win.

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Evan Smith, an Element Skateboards pro-rider, badass musician, and an all-around great dude, popped into the SWELL studio to get us pumped about the Element X Fender Collaboration. And really, who wouldn’t be?  The 46/92 Collection, 46 for the year Fender was formed and 92 for the year Element was created, features psychedelic graphics with a music tour vibe. They are offering everything from hoodies, raglans, tanks and tees and we were lucky enough to nab a few to give away!
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Check out the collab collection: Element x Fender

Watch It: Learn about the collab and listen to some killer tune-age from our man Evan below.

Read on for more photos and details on how to WIN pieces from the collection + a Fender Guitar! (more…)

January 14th, 2014 | By | 573 Comments

Just the Tips: Wetsuit Care Respect Your Rubber With Preventative Maintenance & Everyday Know-How

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Be patient when taking your suit on and off you dont want balloon up like the Michelin Man . Remember when putting on a zipper-less suit, roll it down like a pair of sock before stepping into it.  Also, respect your rubber with a changing mat. (more…)

January 11th, 2014 | By | 389 Comments

SeaMade: Doin’ Work in 2014 A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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What does it take to make a new year the best year yet? For me it includes more adventures, new & improved relationships, ultimate health, and success that breaks records of the triumphs from years before. That all sounds fine and dandy but if you’re like me wondering how it’s all going to get done, remember that big leaps start with small steps. Number one resolution rule: Set attainable and sustainable goals. Here’s what we have to do to achieve our most important, yet challenging goals to make 2014 the best year yet.
(Photo: Billy Watts) (more…)