Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

October 16th, 2012 | By | 1,979 Comments

Stance -Uncommon Styles Afoot

The action sports world runs on functionality and style, yet in the sock department we’ve long been prisoners to those tired old tube-socks.  In just 2 years Stance has reinvented street socks with modern art, technology, and by assembling a core collection of action sports icons young and old.

From Duane “The Master of Disaster” Peters to Lizard King to 4th generation ripper Greyson Fletcher, Team Stance is a wrecking crew of unparalleled skate talent and personalities. They hit the road to test their signature socks with features like gripper cushion sole padding enabling the boys to even skate the pool without shoes (4:30). Enjoy the antics…

The Stance Surf Team is equally radical, turning skate expression into surf progression. Led by World Title contender John John Florence, radical designs and outlines were contributed by the next generation of these underground idols and anti-heroes.

Stance socks feature:
+ Moisture and Odor Controlling Mesh vents
+ Russ Pope Paintings
+ Left Right specific toe shape (ON performance styles)
+ Gripper cushion pads, locking foot in place
+ Elastic arch support
+ Seamless toe closure
+ Deep heel pocket
+ Self adjusting welt cuff
+ Signature Team Rider Logo
BUY STANCE SOCKS AT SWELL -Over 20 styles in stock

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September 18th, 2012 | By | 5,057 Comments

New York Surf Film Festival 2012

Just when you thought East Coast surfers couldn’t have it any better this year, The New York Surf Film Festival comes to town. The festival showcases surfing’s newest productions from every corner of the sport, in the iconic indie Brooklyn venue of Nitehawk Cinemas September 19-20.

During a year where we witnessed more big-waves, aerial progression, and even shark attacks in decades, the 2012 showcase is a must for anyone in the New York area this week. Check out newyorksurffilmfestival.com for more

Dear Suburbia: The latest What Youth production from absurd surfers like Dane Reynolds, Craig Anderson, and Chippa Wilson.  Kai Neville did it again, making us all feel like terrible surfers and slaves to society. If you miss the show, get Dear Suburbia at SWELL.
Showtime: 10:45p 9/20

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September 4th, 2012 | By | 1,292 Comments

Kustom Airstrike -You Pick Surfing’s Best Aerialist

What better catalyst to spark the future of progressive aerial surfing than 5 of the world’s best, competing for $50K on a Mentawais boat trip? This year’s “winner takes all” event included John John Florence, Albee Layer, Matt Meola, Ryan Callinan, and Chippa Wilson. Freesurfing Innersection winners vs World Title Contender, Ausrtalia vs Hawaii… the boys definitely surfed like they had something to prove.

Watch the fourth and most freakish episode as the boys go for broke, boosting man-sized airs over super shallow razor-reefs. Absent in this episode four was Matt Meola, who head-butted some coral in the third segment of the aerial arms race.

See the other webisodes and vote for your favorite here. Voting ends September 20th, share your favorite in the comments below.

Their insane surfing style in the water is complemented by their new wave of looks on land. From scoop neck tees, to cut-offs and cat-eyes, here’s a list of their sponsors whose styles and gear is available at SWELL.

John John Florence -O’Neill, Vans, Dakine, Future Fins
Ryan Callinan -Billabong, Electric, Nixon
Albee Layer -ERGO Clothing, Xcel, Sanuk
Chippa Wilson -Analog, Nixon, FCS, Kustom
Matt Meola- Dakine, Sanuk, O’Neill, Ocean Minded

 

August 23rd, 2012 | By | 3,688 Comments

Lost Presents: War(d) Stories

Raw talent, train-wreck, hell-man… we’ve all heard bits and pieces of the Chris Ward chronicles, now Lost has immortalized the legends with the video series, WAR(d) Stories .  Fellow Lost chargers including Mason Ho pick the brains of surfing’s top names as they try to explain the enigma of Wardo.

Watch as Wardo defies conventional tour surfing and enjoy the tales told by his bros, including the opening account by the late Andy Irons.

WAR(d) STORIES – “THE TOUR” from WARD STORIES on Vimeo.

Born and bred in San Clemente, Chris Ward sparked a new breed of libertine animals in the Lost Surf team. Wardo became the first pro team rider for Lost at age 15, and turned down 6-figure contracts to leave Lost at 17. His psycho-ward mentality has since been a major influence on the Black Sheep motif of Lost products, and pushed the limits of surfing.

He’s the ultimate journeyman who seems intense, but will usually stop and for an autograph…just don’t expect him to spell your name right, or not to make a pass at your chick.

The Mayhem surfboards are undoubtedly the premier weapon of choice for anyone blowing up at Trestles. Get Lost in Wardo approved gear that has been tested from the Nullarbor Plains to Indo barrel benders.