Archive for the ‘VIDEOS’ Category

August 2nd, 2012 | By | 4,446 Comments

Lower Trestles Raid 2012

The second annual Trestles Raid just went down, and the pack of San Clemente surf rats showed up in force. Led by Riley Metcalf aka “Captain Barbossa” and a crew twice the size as last year shredded in full costume with decorated  boards to boot. The always tense line-up at Lower Trestles only had a few eggy hard board hold-outs who fileted a couple crew members, but they successfully took over the wave and already antsy for the next ambush.

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Success was owed to the boys at Catchsurf, who supplied heaps of Odysea Soft-tops, Beater boards, and some explicitly themed shapes. Beater Boy Johnny Redmond was in rare form, rocking the assless chaps and other “foreign objects” to match his uber phallic sled.

Catchsurf boards aren’t your boggy Wavestorm COSTCO board either. The lightweight performance of the Odysea lets you surf it like a shortboard without the thing flexing and flopping down the face. Made in San Clemente Ca, the CatchSurf boys have debunked the soft-top stigma since the beachbreaks are littered with this safe alternative when conditions aren’t optimal for your daily driver.

Check out the whole CatchSurf board here

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June 29th, 2012 | By | 2,342 Comments

Paul Fisher -Surf and Style

Free surfer, DJ, Blogger, Commentator, and Surf personality Paul Fisher is Reef‘s global ambassador for punking everyone in the industry. Leading the new guard of surf-hard, party-hard style icons, Fisher freakishly rips and rages for all to witness on his notorious blog followthefish.tv.

Reef embraced the age of surf blogging mad-men, and their summer apparel line reflects that wild style with oversized-graphic party tees, and shorts that you can take straight from the beach to the bar.

We caught up with the Fish to check on his summer exploits, and his humor didn’t disappoint.

SWELL: Hey Fish. We heard you passed through our local breaks in Laguna Beach. How did that treat ya?
Paul Fisher: It was hilarious, the joint is milf central! Everywhere i looked there was a milf on every corner. The reef crew was there too so we had a little night out on the town down there and it was a loose little time…

SWELL: The new Follow the Fish tee is pretty crackin. You reckon the boys can get some tail by riding your coat-tails?
Paul Fisher: HAHaha its a deadly little tee. Wearing that thing and you have a 100 percent strike of getting slapped by a chick hahah or sealing the deal…

SWELL: What other clothes and travel essentials do you take on those heavy travel benders?
Paul Fisher: A couple g strings and some floss

SWELL: Will the Bareback DJs be spinning again at the US open? And what advice would you give party goers looking for a good time in HB?
Paul Fisher: Yes we will be DJing this year for sure.  There so many good parties going on around that week, its incredible.  My advice is don’t leave the Huntington strip or you might miss out…the women are insane on the strip… yew..

If that didn’t paint a clear enough picture of what a wildman the Fish is, look for “Bareback DJs” somewhere this summer…you might even witness his rumored affair with Lindsay Lohan.

Here’s a highlight reel of The Fish reaking havok on last year’s US Open of Surfing.
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Get geared up like the fish this summer with his signature looks from Reef

June 26th, 2012 | By | 2,022 Comments

New GoPro Accessories at SWELL!

GoPro Hero 2

The GoPro is the must have gear item of the year. With crystal clear HD 1080p footage and a 170 degree wide angle lens it’s no wonder that this camera is the choice of both Kelly Slater and Shaun White. Whether you are using it to film the inside of a barrel or the backside of a mountain, the GoPro will let you re-live any experience like never before.  Once you get yourself this coveted device, there are heaps of essential accessories that will help you get the most out of your camera. Here are a few to check out:

Under Water Kinetics – GoPro Waterproof Storage Case:

GoPro Water Proof Storage Cases

So you dropped some serious coin on a GoPro. The last thing you want is it rolling around in your bag getting scratched up.

Now thanks to the Underwater Kinetics GoPro storage case, you can safely store your GoPro Hero or GoPro Hero 2 and all its accessories in one water-tight, secure location.  This box is sturdy and built to last. The deluxe version comes with dual density foam and extra ports for all your equipment, while the standard version gets the job done at a cheaper price point. No matter which one you get, both are crucial for extending the life of your camera.
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June 25th, 2012 | By | 4,556 Comments

Surf Videos On Demand -Free Trial

No tv, no dvds, no money…no problem! ON WAX and SWELL unveiled a new video-on-demand program featuring the top titles in surf. To kick-off the program, we’re offering a free 30-day trail account.

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So stop waiting for Netflix snail-mail, or hassling with scratched disks, and get psyched for your next session or surf-trip with hundreds of hours of action sports entertainment.

From classic to progressive, SWELL offers the best variety of films for any style surfer. Search our archive of awesomeness here, or register for your free 30 day subscription.