Road Tripping | Zion National Park Field Notes From Canyoneering and Spreading Camp Vibes with Cass Tillemans

November 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Friend of SWELL Mr. Cass Tillemans takes us through the scenic byways of Zion National Park

“Last week I was invited on a last minute trip to document some canyoneering in Zion National Park. I was stoked, packed and ready to go the following morning.” (more…)

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A Slice Of Life | Suits for the Season

November 16th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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Autumn is a confusing time for surfers. I mean, in summer you trunk it, in winter you’ve got your fullsuit/ steamer situation, and of course they’re called spring suits for a reason. Does that mean in fall, you just put on your spring suit, and call it a fall suit? This is one of life’s great mysteries. While the temperatures seem to allow for this, fall suit just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. So maybe, we can think of a different name… lets go with “transitional suit.” Transitional wetsuits can come in different shapes and thicknesses, but usually involve 2mm neoprene, instead of a fullsuit’s typical 3/2, or a steamer’s 4/3 (sometimes 5/4/3… for extra frigid winters.. yikes). My favorite way to wear 2mm neoprene is in the form of separates! For example, Billabong Women’s cropped jacket paired with their wetsuit leggings makes for a fun and unique wetsuit “outfit.” These pieces have been keeping me nice and warm, but not too hot, while the water is starting to cool down.

Photo: Willie Kessel Photography | Instagram: @williekessel

Pictured: Billabong Cropped Wetsuit Jacket and Surf Leggings

Saturday Salute | Retail Motivation

November 15th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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“Physical fitness can neither be achieved by wishful thinking nor outright purchase.” Noted, Mr. Joseph Pilates. But motivation is a different beast. One that can be coerced by a  fresh pair of stretchies from time to time. So buy that new workout ensemble you’ve been eying. It’ll give you one less excuse to skip on fitness. Think of it as an investment in your health. You deserve it!
Need some retail motivation? Click below for our favorite picks of the season:
New Activewear | Pictured: O’Neill 365 Activewear

WELCOME TO SATURDAY SALUTE:
/Sa’lute/: Italian meaning “cheers!” or “Enjoy excellent health.” Cheers to Saturday with Salute: a balanced dose of healthy recipes, fitness inspo and weekend-worthy drinks.

SWELL Drinks |Turk’s Irish Coffee A Sea Worthy Holiday Libation From the Best Bar in America

November 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments

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This staple watering hole in South Orange county sits on the Dana Point Harbor and pours drinks fit for the saltiest sailors around. Turk’s is hands down SWELL’s favorite bar in the world, from the skylight fish tank to the strongman photos of Turk himself, SWELL’s end of summer party went bonkers in this place. (more…)