Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

December 5th, 2011 | By | 1,360 Comments

Day 1: Jack Johnson Performs at Surfrider Awards in Waimea Bay

The SWELL team is out on Oahu’s North Shore to bring you the exciting events in the epicenter of  surf world. The first part of our “7 Days on 7 Mile Miracle” series features the Surfrider’s 9th Annual John Kelly Environmental Awards.

The ceremony and silent auction went down  in the Waimea Valley Pavilion, and the whole north shore community joined in to celebrate those responsible for protecting the coastal environment.  Attendees enjoyed a surprise performance by Jack Johnson, performing original songs about the harms of single-use plastic, holiday remixes, and his best selling hits.

Mark Cunningham, Peter Cole , and other legends recounted decades of hard fought battles to “keep the country, country” and they awarded  these supporters for maintaining an uncompromising defense of the coast. Do your part showing support with iconic Surfrider apparel here.

Lifetime Achievemnt Award: Cora Sanchez is the co-founder of the Oahu Chapter, and leads the ongoing fight against development.  She also made huge strides in ridding North Shore beaches of plastics  deposited by oceanic gyres from all over the world.

Environmentally Friendly Hawai‘i-Based Company Award: The Kona Brewing Company  promotes sustainable practices at all their facilities and is a long time supporter of Surfrider.   The company helps organize the Kona Brewers Festival, which raises money for educational, environmental and cultural organizations.  The State of Hawaii holds high eco-standards, and Kona leads the charge by using recycled building materials and installing solar  panels at their facilities.

Professional Surfer Award:  Kyle Thiermann created a five-part video series, Surfing for Change, to encourage individuals to change their life habits to help save the environment. Kyle’s video “Where Is Away? Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 Minutes” shows how wasteful and destructive single-use plastics are to the marine environment and encourages people to bring their own reusable bags and bottles.

Check back for day two on the North Shore, Featuring locals surfing in the Waimea River
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November 18th, 2011 | By | 2,668 Comments

Show Your Sketchy Support: Volcom x Kid Creature Collaboration Series Tees from Volcom and Kid Creature, Benefiting Pipeline to a Cure

Sport a tee that supports children with Cystic Fibrosis. From the Volcom Art Loft and Calvin Saxton (aka Kid Creature), comes a collection of art tees that have more imagination than a unicorn dream. When you purchase this Give Back Series product, you help Volcom and Kid Creature support the Pipeline to a Cure Campaign- helping to fund the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and their fight against cystic fibrosis.. Read more about the cause HERE.

Shop the Collection: Volcom x Kid Creature Tees

November 18th, 2011 | By | 2,117 Comments

New at SWELL: the Quiksilver Watermans Collection Presenting a collection from Quiksilver, inspired by the icons

New at SWELL: the Quiksilver Waterman Collection
Inspired by true watermen, surfing icons, and pioneers of the sport, the collection aims to bring back the inherent quality of classics. Forgoing any trace of frivolous trim, the focus remains on solid essentials and a utilitarian aesthetic.


(featured: Quiksilver Waterman windbreaker, Quiksilver Waterman sweater, Quiksilver Waterman sweatpants)

Advocates of the collection include some of the most respected big wave riders, open water paddlers, world champions and legendary watermen- including: Mark Healey, Jamie Mitchell, Bobby Nash, Kelly Slater, Titus Kinimaka, and more of the world’s greatest.

Click to View: the Quiksilver Waterman Collection

November 14th, 2011 | By | 2,359 Comments

This Year’s Top 5 Surf Films – The Must Have Surfing DVD’s

With so many amateur video segments popping up all over the internet, it can be truly refreshing when you do finally stumble across a good surf flick. While I enjoy me a good browsing of Marine Layer Productions or the occasional grainy live feed from the ‘CT, there is something to be said about popping a DVD into your player and savoring a crisp, high definition production. Fortunately, this year surf video connoisseurs were able to chew on some pretty tasty video titles. From progressive to artistic and postmodern to just plain fun, here are the top 5 flicks that got us frothing and why.

 

1) Kai Neville – Lost Atlas:

WHY: Two words: Kai Neville. His first project Modern Collective became the undisputed must-have, cult video of modern surfing. Lost Atlas is equally, if not more, impressive than his first. For this film Kai gathered the original 6 Mod Col crew, a handful of other equally impressive surfing maniacs, and let them loose on a free surfing frenzy. The video is a cocktail of big airs and trash talking yarns set to an incredible soundtrack and stunning visuals. If you had to buy 1 DVD this year, this is it.

Of course, Lost Atlas is available at SWELL!
 

2) Globe Presents – Year Zero:


WHY: Mad Max meets high performance surfing? Hell yes!! Shot entirely in vivid 35mm film, this one of a kind video features Globe’s impressive surf team tearing up a gritty, post-apocalyptic world. The lifestyle scenes are subtle, yet intoxicatingly vibrant and fun. Plus who doesn’t want to watch Taj and Ceej get barreled with gorgeous ladies in the foreground? Well done Globe!

Of course, Year Zero is available at SWELL!

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