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June 13th, 2013 | By | 1,403 Comments

Save Trestles Rally June 19th

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Trestles and San Onofre need at least one hour of your time on June 19th to help persuade the Regional Water Quality Control Board to deny the TCA’s permit to build the first “segment” of their ill-fated toll road.

In 2008, surfers and activists organized the largest turn-out for a public hearing in State history—and when the Coastal Commission saw 3,500 people in the audience, they were persuaded to deny the plan. We need to do that again! This time, we need hundreds of people to attend the Board meeting on June 19th so we can shut down this road once more.

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Don’t let the TCA pave our wave that’s considered “The Yosemite of Surfing”

WHAT: Water Quality Control Board Meeting regarding TCA’s permit for first 5 miles of road.
WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013. 1:00pm
WHERE: Water Quality Control Board? Meeting Room: 9174 Sky Park Court San Diego, CA 92123
WHY: To stop the TCA from building the road in segments down to San Onofre/Trestles. Bring your old Save Trestles shirts and signs. We will also have tee-shirts and signs for you!
savetrestles forever

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June 13th, 2013 | By | 368 Comments

#SWELLivin A Weekly Series from Goldfish Kiss Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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One of the best tips I ever heard in regards to nutrition is this: if you can’t pronounce it, you probably shouldn’t be eating that much of it. So…let’s all read those labels, and test out our diction skills.

Here’s what I did. I read the ingredients on a label of fat free salad dressing, and Googled any ingredients that were looking suspicious. One such ingredient: EDTA, aka Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid. Makes your mouth water, doesn’t it? Well, I also found a fun little site called Whatisthatingredient.com, and this is what Ethylenediaminetetraacetic Acid is…sounds like the perfect compliment to a cobb salad, doesn’t it?

Good news. Most food that is unpackaged and not processed or made to have a long shelf life, has ingredients you can easily pronounce. I hope. What are the ingredients in a grape? Grape. What are the ingredients in olive oil? Olive oil. What’s in that salmon you just grilled? Salmon. Get my point? I hope. Keep things simple. Learn to cook a little, and say buh bye to all the additives and preservatives. Your body will thank you for it.

…wish I could remember who gave me that tip, so I could give them a high five. And some homemade salad dressing. Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid not included.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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June 11th, 2013 | By | 2,030 Comments

Volcom Fiji Pro -Boardshort Shootout In the surfing arms race, you're only as good as the gear -Trunks are no exception

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All Photos c/o Brian Bielmann. All Styles Available at SWELL

King Slater retook his front row contest parking spot (yes, they actually assign parking by rank) with 4 perfect rides to win The Volcom Fiji Pro at flawless Cloudbreak. He threaded throaty tubes with ageless agility in his high performance Quiksilver Brigg Boardshorts. The 4-way stretch surf trunks has a 20 inch outseam that falls just above the knee to prevent ballooning and hang-ups. Get Slater’s Boardshorts.

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Nat Young
put in his bid for Rookie of the Year by locking in double barrels and buzzer beater wins…except when playing b-ball with seabass. He and bunk mate Kolohe Andino rock Hurley’s Block Party with the iconic stripe and rash free stretch comfort. Shop a dozen colors here.

fijitajTaj’s last second loss to seabass in rd 5 woulda been a victory for others, but Taj trains his ass off all year in his high performance Invert Boardshorts by Billabong. Taj aptly goes inverted, and so should you here.

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Jordy Smith came in as a comp favorite with his full bag of tricks, and he bagged some smoking tubes with heavy rail work ta boot. His 5th place finish keeps him in the hunt for a word title, and he’ll surely flare up in the Hyperfreak shorts at Karamas next week.

fijijoelParko was gone fishing,  missing the first round, but fought back for a quarter final finish. Joel logged nearly perfect heat scores, walking on water with Billabong Transverse’s Water repellent coating that eliminates absorption, friction and rashes.

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The Battle of Americans staying on Tavi vs Aussies Staying on Nomotu has been settled, and Slater added another giant check to his trophy room. Get all the island inspired apparel from the event sponsoring barrel hounds at Volcom and get a free pair of sunnies.volcom-highwear

June 11th, 2013 | By | 1,451 Comments

Party Wave Patriots Team SWELL Invades Salt Creek on Catchsurf Boards & USA Attire

To celebrate a summer of America style, the SWELL crew called up our boys at Catchsurf for a party wave session at Salt Creek. We threw on our finest american attire, and took over the middle peak for some flag-waving fun.

The art of soft-top party waves follows a unique ettiquitte code. It can get dudes pretty sour if you dont do it right.

Here’s the road to respect on the Odysea:
1. Dont paddle straight out the back and start picking off choice set waves
2. Pull into some closeouts tubes before paddle-battling for the clean ones
3. Tell a short boarder that they can hop you, since you wont be heaving airs or snaps
4. Throw in some fun moves like soul arching, cross-stepping, and jitter bugging
5. Fins first take-off trick is like pulling a coin from behind a kid’s ear, but do it anyways
6. Bump your buddies and wear Patriotic Apparel!!!

Check out more evidence of the Party Wave chaos and all the styles here

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