Archive for the ‘INSPIRATIONAL’ Category

November 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments

SWELL Drinks |Turk’s Irish Coffee A Sea Worthy Holiday Libation From the Best Bar in America

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This staple watering hole in South Orange county sits on the Dana Point Harbor and pours drinks fit for the saltiest sailors around. Turk’s is hands down SWELL’s favorite bar in the world, from the skylight fish tank to the strongman photos of Turk himself, SWELL’s end of summer party went bonkers in this place. (more…)

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November 11th, 2014 | By | 140 Comments

Life at Banzai | Koa Smith’s Triple Crown Training Koa Explains His North Shore Training Secrets with SWELL's Dane Grady

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Welcome to a weekly series of North Shore diaries showing the faces and places on the front-lines of worlds most core surf community.  25 yr old Hawaiian lensman Dane Grady won SWELL’s Follow the Light Foundation Photography Award, and now he’s spending the winter on the 7 mile miracle to bring you the best of his Hawaiian surf culture. (more…)

November 8th, 2014 | By | 101 Comments

Saturday Salute | But First, Coffee

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But First, Coffee. Or insert whatever it is that gets you motivated to gets moving. It often gets a bad rap, but coffee, in general, is quite healthy. Multiple studies have proved that it helps improve physical and mental performance, burn fat, lower your risk of many diseases, and contains a massive amount of antioxidants. Cheers to that! (more…)

November 3rd, 2014 | By | 235 Comments

Back to Pack | Hiking Essentials A series on finding adventure, stoke, and a killer workout in the Great Outdoors by Johnie Gall

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It’s not often I take style cues from Dora the Explorer, but the girl knew the value of a good backpack. I have a great big 60-liter one for overnight backpacking trips, a tiny little bag for mountain biking, and a waterproof dry bag for sailing.

So what was I missing? A good ol’ normal backpack. I haven’t had a regular-sized bag since I was slinging textbooks and locker combinations! (more…)