Volcom Pipe Pro: Day 1 Highlights Pipeline Goes Berserk for the All-Hawaiian Opening Round of the 2015 VPP

January 30th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

The all-Hawaiian Round of 112 saw nothing but epic Pipeline conditions from start to finish, and the highlight of the day was the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) heat where 8 Pipe veterans delighted the crowd with mind-blowing Pipe and Backdoor barrels.

In honor of the warrior worthY event, we’re giving away official Volcom Pipe Pro Tote Bags with $50 men’s purchases on SWELL (more…)

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BYRD’S STYLING GUIDE: HOW TO USE POMADE The Newest Post-Surf Hair Products & How to Style it Right

January 29th, 2015 | By | 113 Comments


Designed for the gentleman surfer, Byrd products are inspired by the era when sharp grooming was an essential part of a dude’s daily routine. This spin on classic pomade was dreamed up by local Newport Beach Pro Surfer Chase “Big Bird” Wilson.  Try out Byrd Hairdo Products at SWELL and keep a tin handy!


Chase (above) shared with us a few simple, yet essential tips to properly use his pomade.

1. Scoop out nickel sized amount and firmly massage product in hands until warm. (more…)


January 29th, 2015 | By | 27 Comments

swell_green-grass-coconuts_87-645The grass is always greener…where you water it. It’s one of my favorite metaphors for saying… love, cherish, and nurture what you’ve got, where you are, and what you’ve been blessed with. It’s so easy to compare yourself to others, which leads to a downward domino effect of taking what you have for granted, not appreciating the little things, and being a really blah human being. So water your own damn lawn, and water it a lot.

But to tie this in to the picture above. The grass is in fact always greener underneath a coconut tree. Because coconut trees are in the tropics, and it rains a lot there, so everything is lush and green.

So love and cherish what you’ve got, and try to go somewhere tropical with the ones you love too.

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Slice of Life | Bikini Season Every Season

January 26th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Around this time of year, we often hear the phrase, “Get in shape for bikini season!” thrown around expensive gym memberships, crazy juice cleanses, or supposedly magical diet pills. But really, what is bikini season!? Why do we only feel the need to be fit and healthy for a time when more of our skin is generally exposed? Instead of waiting until February to start working out, let’s all aim to keep a solid regimen throughout the entire year, so there is no mid-winter panic!

And, if you are working toward a goal, don’t be afraid to get that new bikini now, and use it as motivation to keep staying healthy… Shop resort swim on SWELL
Pictured: L*Space Bikini