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

November 11th, 2014 | By | 40 Comments

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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…)

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Behind Creed’s Love Buzz Creed McTaggart’s first signature surfboard model is here.

November 10th, 2014 | By | 87 Comments

Hayden Cox describes the Love Buzz as the ‘Love Child’ of the Hypto Krypto and The Ando model, the Love Buzz design blends surface area, rocker and performance curves to create a very all-round, fast and flowing short board. He headed over to the South Coast of NSW with Crag Anderson to test drive his signature sled. Enjoy the clip and the remixed track from 60′s band ‘Shocking Blue’ titled ‘Love Buzz’

Here’s what Mr. McTaggart had to tell us about the process: (more…)

Spotted In SWELL

November 10th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Look who we found sporting their SWELL this week…
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Blogger: Vanilla Fringe | Get the Goods: Printed Bell Bottoms

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A Slice Of Life | Sweet as Agave

November 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Succulents may just be the trendiest low-maintenance gardening item of all time. The cute little ones that look like flowers are everywhere these days, and absolutely anyone can take care of ‘em. Sometimes though, they aren’t exactly pint size Pinterest pieces… for example, the California Coastal Agave can reach up to an impressive 5 meters in height! Agave isn’t just for tequila, soothing sun burns, or sweetening your coffee… It also makes for a super rad background in pictures. I’m just hanging, showing off the essential gear – Kevin Connelly watermelon surfboard; Billabong Womens wetsuit… But lets be real, this crazy cool cactus steals the show.

Photo: Willie Kessel Photography | Instagram: @williekessel

Pictured: Billabong Cropped Wetsuit Jacket and Surf Leggings