What better way to kick of summer than a celebratory soft-top session at Salt Creek Beach? So the SWELL crew called up Johnny at CatchSurf, we grabbed the best of our patriotic apparel, and charged down to take over the peak during a pumping south swell.
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It’s the (3-day) weekend! This Friday’s tee DIY will only set you back a few minutes, so you’ll have more time for sun, sand and surf. We love a classic crew neck, but sometimes a neon pink shirt just doesn’t stand out enough for the occasion (and by occasion, we mean Summer days of course). Option 1: cut off the entire neck. This creates a cooler (we’re talking temp-wise) off-the-shoulder look, but sometimes we find ourselves constantly tugging the sleeves up. So enter Option 2: the halter neck. The halter keeps the neckline from over-slouching, while still letting your shoulders get a little sunshine. Best part – the halter lines match up with bikini ties. Arguably the perfect Summer top.
(Pictured: Billabong Tee )
Read on for the ste-by-step
Scissors (the sharper the better)
Step 1: Make a vertical cut at the center back of the crew neck rib. Continue to cut along the back neckline, to the front of the tee. Repeat with the other side. **Make sure to leave about 4 inches ATTACHED at the center front.
Step 2: Tie the two pieces of rib together at the back of the neck. Finished!
Now off to the playa…
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Don’t worry. Wear the darn Bikini.
With Memorial Day weekend almost here, I highly encourage you to not stress out one bit. About bikinis, swimwear, how you look, or those extra pounds you were hoping to shed that decided to extend their stay a little longer. Because guess what? No one (besides you) really cares. At the beach, most people are looking at the ocean, relaxing and enjoying themselves, not sitting there scrutinizing your body. At the pool, everyone is so content to have a body of water to dive into, they aren’t bored and looking for people to judge. And you know what? If they are, they are a douchebag. Sorry. But that’s my favorite word to describe people like that.
So don’t worry about impressing anyone. Give yourself a break, take off that coverup, dive on in, and and kick off summer feeling good.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen
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The adventure savvy surfers at Roark recently returned from a Bintang and Barrel filled trip to indo. From wave-hunting moped missions to pick-pocketing monkeys, the Bali High collection captures essential Indo artifacts.
Those Roarkians hand picked their best bush-whacking gear to give away today only for Win It Wednesday. Get the Chugs jacket and shorts, Barong (translation: machete) trunks and an Artifacts flasky. Enter, comment, and share for more chances to win here.