Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

October 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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A few last-minute costume ideas that are so good, it’s almost scary. The bonus of shopping for your custom costume kit at SWELL? Your kit will end up in your closet, not the costume box.

The Tin Man (above)
Rig an elastic headband to a metal funnel (or spray paint a plastic one silver) and add it to your metallic base. Luckily, lamé is going to be a big trend this Holiday season, so you’ll get a new party dress and costume in one. Top with an axe.
Pictured: Silver RVCA Dress
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Slotted in SWELL | The Suit Worn on Slater’s 720 Tech Breakdown of Kelly's Xcel Wetsuit Worn During His Portugal Punt

October 20th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Call it a 540 or 720, 42yr young Kelly Slater shocked the Surfing world with a aerial rotation that defied age and gravity last week in Portugal. The suit that enabled that degree of flexibility was the new XCEL TDC drylock, their warmest wetsuit lining ever with clinically proven smart fiber technology.

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A Slice of Life | Tips for Tip Time

October 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments

how-to-cross-stepRecently, I’ve been getting a lot of Instagram comments and emails inquiring about hints or tricks for getting to the nose of a longboard, so I’m going to let you guys in on a few little secrets!
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Saturday Salute | The Pineapple Paloma

October 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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With fall beach days being an apparent regular thing these days in California, we’re in no mood start adding pumpkin spice and warming whisky to our beverages. Inauthentic to the point of miniature umbrella status, this take on the traditionally booze-heavy lime and tequila drink satisfies your fruity, festive, scent-of-sunscreen-loving self. Perfectly, unseasonably appropriate. Read on for the recipe, care of Clean Sink…
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