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June 12th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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I just got back from a trip that involved over 22 hours of in air flying time, each way. And what’s one of the first things I did when I got home? Started thinking of where I want to travel next.

There’s just something about traveling somewhere new, whether it’s within driving distance, or across the globe in a country where you don’t even write in the same alphabet, that is invigorating, exhilarating, inspiring, and educational. This is a combo that is quite addicting. In a great way. (more…)

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Meet Your Maker | ourCaste Co-Founder Mike Quinones Walks Us Through ourCaste Hq Newport Beach

June 12th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Thanks for the bagels fellas, where’d this holey breakfast come from?

Mike Q: None other than the holiest of holy when it comes to a Newport breakfast spot, good ol’ Al Cap.

Tell us about the earliest origins of ourCaste, and how you landed such an iconic shop here in west Newport

Mike Q: Earliest origins…geez, must have been years ago now.  The idea spawned from our close knit group friends and their passions that we saw missing from a place we’ve long been apart of.  Not that the brand was necessarily formed back then, but the “big bang” moment came after looking at the (more…)

New at SWELL: Issa De Mar

June 11th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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We’re constantly on the search for a solid suit. One that doesn’t slip in the surf or stretch out after one season. One that mixes into our bikini wardrobe seamlessly and that follows through with the promise of “swim”-ability. Introducing THAT suit….the bikini version of the Little Black Dress from Issa de mar.
Born on the North Shore of Oahu, and raised in a tiger painted ice cream truck turned mobile marketplace, Issa de mar has finally made its way to SWELL. For designers Marissa Eveland and Melissa Jasniy, surfing, sewing and creativity is as much in their bones as there is salt in their hair. And needless to say (but we’ll say it anyways), their bikinis follow suit.

Shop Issa de mar swimwear at SWELL

Read on to learn how you can WIN a bikini from Issa de mar, today only. (more…)

Day in the Life | Matt Archbold Interviewing the King of Speed about his Baja Expeditions

June 10th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

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The recent fires that hit southern California not only choked up natives airways with smoke, it brought the freeway system to a screeching halt and left Matt Archbold stuck in traffic trying to get to Cabo enroute to  some fresh air and to be a guest speaker on the last nite of the SIMA Cabo Surf Summit Event.  Two days later with family in tow… here’s what the San Clemente native had to say about his long lost Cabo love. Interview and Pics by Featured SWELL Photographer Jon Steele  (more…)