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August 19th, 2013 | By | 14 Comments

Style + Travel Guide: Viña del Mar, Chile Travel Post by Guest Blogger, Leah.

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Just two hours north of Pichilemu is one of the most beautiful coastal cities in the world. Viña del Mar has the beach and surf culture wherever you look. Reñaca is a famous beach break where we spent most of our time surfing. During any time of day at Reñaca you will see all the best Chilean surfers in the line up. My dad was given the opportunity to coach the Chilean National Surf Team and give them some advice on being better competitors. It was awesome meeting all the Billabong Chile team riders and seeing how the brands we have here in the States have made such an impact in other beach communities all around the world. Besides the surfing, there are all kinds of fun cafes, stores, and sandy beaches to lay on all day long. I brought my new camo jacket that perfectly complimented my overalls and striped crop top. This outfit definitely made a statement when walking along the boardwalk and helped me stay warm while still looking “cool.” My scarf (pictured below) added the perfect pop of color to my outfit and was even an awesome beach blanket for me to relax on while watching all the guys surf heats out in the water… oh and did I mention that we saw a few penguins while surfing?!
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August 18th, 2013 | By | 156 Comments

SWELL Suds + Style. Top Beer & Kit Pairings from the Stone Brew Fest.

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The coast was pretty gray, wave-less, and downright dreary yesterday, so sun (and beverage) seekers had to relocate inland. I’m sure many-a-arms were twisted to steer this coastal emigration to the Stone 17th Anniversary Celebration and Beer Festival. Beer? In the sunshine? Horrible idea, I know.
There were over 100 different beers there…cider-y ones, manly ones, dark ones, fruity ones…the list goes on. So why not dress accordingly and wear a kits that says: “I’m here for the (insert brewery name here) beer!”
(Pictured Watch: Komono)

Read on for reviews of the top 5 beers from the ‘fest, paired with very apropos pants, shirts, etc… (more…)

August 18th, 2013 | By | 362 Comments

SeaMade: The No Waves Workout A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Southern California is known to be one of the most consistent places for waves in the world. That particular region of the state is a wave magnet that attracts swells from a broad spectrum of directions. But right now, we are in the midst of a shockingly long flat spell. There have been no significant swells over two feet in the last week and nothing is on the radar for the next two weeks. Surfers here have been in complete shock and even the most die hard short boarders have resorted to SUPs, wave kayaks, soft top long boards, and probably even wave jets. I see this as a great opportunity to get some on-land cross-training in, so I’ll be ready for when the waves decide to rerun one of these days. Read on for one of my favorite workouts for building the endurance and lower body strength needed for heavy swells…. (more…)

August 17th, 2013 | By | 527 Comments

Healthy Living from SWELL Model, Natazha

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SWELL model Natazha dishes out some healthy living inspo….
(Pictured Dress by Ladakh) (more…)