Archive for the ‘How To’ Category

June 14th, 2014 | By | 8 Comments

SeaMade | Get Wet A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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You know those days where you have a lot on your plate but all you desire is getting in the water for a surf? But low and behold you show up and it’s flat and blown to smithereens. Suddenly your mind flashes back to your to-do list and excuses start flowing.  You just have to go for it though.

There has hardly been a time when I went surfing in less than ideal conditions and felt worse than before I went. No matter how tired you are or how many excuses you have, just getting in the water will recharge you and make you happy you went after all. Regardless of conditions, the ocean has a way of supporting us, so do what you gotta do, but don’t forget to get wet somewhere along the way.

HOW TO GET MOTIVATED ON LESS THAN IDEAL SURF DAYS: (more…)

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June 6th, 2014 | By | 8 Comments

DIY: Flash Tattoo Glassware

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As if the idea of semi-permanent jewelry wasn’t amazing enough already, we found another use for the metallic faux tats: glassware. With Gatsby-styled bars in high demand at the moment, gold-rimmed pieces are becoming hard to come by at flea markets. Most DIY’s we’ve found use vinyl decals that require a specialty pricey printer, or use spray paint and tape – limiting designs to straight lines. So when Flash Tattoos popped up on SWELL, we scooped a few up and got to experimenting. Read on for the how-to… (more…)

May 29th, 2014 | By | 2 Comments

DIY: How To Fix A Broken Sandal

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If you’re a fan of the rubber flip flop, you know that blow-outs are inevitable at some point of said flip flop’s lifespan. And as experience tells us, major breaks rarely happen when you’re flopping around the house or on a nice soft-sand beach. Nope. They happen when it’s 100 degrees out and you have to traverse boulders before walking home on scorching asphalt…up hill, both ways. Which leaves us to think that anyone posting a quick fix for a broken flip flop with materials found at your house (but rarely in your purse/beach bag), may not be the rubber sandal-wearing DIYer they claim to be.
Read on for a few choices for the emergency DIY – for when you don’t have access to a shed full of materials… (more…)

May 23rd, 2014 | By | 7 Comments

DIY: Scarf Bottle Carrier

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With graduations, Father’s Day and Holiday weekend festivities on the horizon, it’s safe to say that celebrations are on the horizon…which means celebration gifts are in order. And for Summer shindigs, booze is rarely an unwelcome gift. Our advice for giving gifts, in ascending order: booze, 2 bottles of booze, 2 bottles of booze wrapped in a neat package that also happens to double as a scarf. And for the latter, an easy DIY Scarf Bottle Carrier…
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