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December 21st, 2013 | By | No Comments

SeaMade: Best Hikes | Central California Edition A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Being a California coastal dweller my whole life, I find myself getting jaded over the ability to be at the beach in an instant. Which is why I like to put some distance between me and the ocean sometimes and head for the hills. Immersing myself into nature on a hike is pretty meditative, kind of like surfing and waiting for waves in between sets. Hiking is also a killer workout that I love so much it doesn’t even seem like a workout. There’s always so much to look at and I love the curiosity that comes with never knowing what’s around the next bend. To begin this new Top Hikes series on SeaMade, we’re going to check out two of my favorite Central California hikes- Yosemite Falls and Vincente Flats…
(Pictured Above: Crossing the stream at Andrew Molera, another awesome Big Sur hike that ends up at a fun surf spot | Billabong Backpack | Hooded Flannel | Felt Hat )
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December 19th, 2013 | By | 753 Comments

Employee Picks | Stocking Stuffers Gifting For Guys Can Be Tough. SWELL's Crew Suggests the Best in Surf

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His Pick: Stance Socks “I don’t always take selfies at the gym… but when I do, I wear Stance”

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December 19th, 2013 | By | 1,068 Comments

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Carpe (don’t dread) the diem.

We all know the feeling…going to bed and dreading the sound of our alarm clock the next day. We’ve seen the funny cheeky sayings “I need another day between Saturday and Sunday” ” I’m allergic to Mondays”…yadda yadda. But you know what? Having a negative mindset about a day, before it even happens, doesn’t really give that day a chance.

So I say, figure out a way to enjoy the days of the week you dread.

Here are a few ideas:

* Have some sort of after work activity you love, and can look forward to doing: Surfing, yoga, go on a hike, kickball league, etc.
* Go to a movie during the week.
* Do something über fun the night before the aforementioned dreaded day.
* Wake up an extra hour early so you can surf before work.
* Coffee with friends is always a perk me up.
* Volunteer at an animal shelter/aquarium/some place without grumpy humans.
* Take an art class one night of the week.

A little simple thing that breaks the routine, can take you from dreading a day, to delighting in it. Yes (gasp) even Mondays.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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December 18th, 2013 | By | 673 Comments

Tipsy Elves on Shark Tank

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Sweater season is upon us, and the newest brand on SWELL upped the Ugly sweater game to epic proportions. Sadly, SWELL sold out of these classic cuts, but we have others here and we’re stoked they killed it in the Shark Tank. Co-founder Nick Mortson breaks it down.

SWELL:   First off, Is this Shark Tank show the real deal? Or another phoney reality TV show?

Tipsy: YES IT WAS VERY REAL, WE WERE IN THERE FOR OVER AN HOUR AND THEY ASKED EVERY QUESTION ANY NORMAL VC WOULD ASK. THE EDITORS OF COURSE EDIT IT DOWN TO A 10-15 MIN CLIP SO I THINK THEY TAKE SOME LIBERTIES THERE BUT AS FAR AS DEALS GO ON THE SHOW AND HOW THE DISCUSSIONS AND EVERY THING FEEL IN THE SHOW IT COULDN’T BE MORE REALISTIC. ALSO ABC USED TO TAKE A CUT OF YOUR COMPANY JUST FOR BEING ON THE SHOW BUT THAT IS NO LONGER THE CASE. WE DIDNT GIVE UP ANYTHING TO BE ON THE SHOW OTHER THAN ANY DEALS THAT WERE MADE WITH SHARKS ON THE SHOW

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