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August 18th, 2013 | By | 458 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…)

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August 18th, 2013 | By | 543 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 | 955 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…)

August 17th, 2013 | By | 1,902 Comments

New SWELL Ambassador: Lucy Qi

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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.
Representing SWELL at UCSB…Lucy Qi. (more…)