Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

August 12th, 2013 | By | 483 Comments

New SWELL Ambassador: Brandon Carney

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Coming to a college near you! The all-new SWELL Ambassador Program kicks off its first semester this Fall with five advocates, representing #theSWELLlife across the Southwest US. Their job is simple: spread the SWELL, and share it all with you via photos, posts, updates and maybe even a sticker or two. Since we’re heading into the school year, we’d like you to get acquainted with all the local ambassadors.
First up, Brandon Carney… (more…)

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August 12th, 2013 | By | 601 Comments

Style + Travel Guide: Pichilemu, Part II Travel Post by Guest Blogger, Leah.

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I was so in love the vibrant and fun town of Pichilemu that I decided to extend my stay by few days. During this time I was able to explore the other stunning beaches and find more fun surf spots. While walking the dirt roads of Pichilemu I found some awesome places to enjoy a local bite and even some cafes that served tea with an ocean view. The weather along the Chilean coast this time of year is pretty chilly (pun intended!). Because of this, I had to leave the kimonos and shorts at home. Instead I had to find cute, stylish clothes versatile enough for a beach and surf trip in a cold climate. This thermal was perfect for keeping me warm, without comprising style. I threw on some boyfriend jeans and a beanie to complete the look. This outfit was darling while also practical enough for discovering new cafes, stores, and views of my favorite beaches in Pichilemu.
(Pictured: Billabong Thermal)

Read on for my tops picks for surfing and munching… (more…)

August 9th, 2013 | By | 599 Comments

SWELL Eats: Shark Bite Tacos

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Ready to create the ultimate Shark Week send-off? Although we’re sorry to say this recipe does not include three blonde babes acting as shark bait, there is still plenty of carnage to be had. On the menu: Shark Bite Tacos (Grilled shark taco with jalapeno aioli and beet + blood orange slaw). Dive in… (more…)

August 8th, 2013 | By | 118 Comments

Photo Tip of the Week | Domenic Mosquiera

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Teahupo’o resident and Follow the Light finalists Domenic Mosquiera explains how he endures those marathons swimming sessions to get that shot at Chopes. Dom will SWELL man at the end of the road for the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti, so stay tuned for tube vision of the Tahitian underground.

Photo Tip: Swim Longer, Smarter.  (more…)