Rip Curl’s New Flash Bomb Wetsuits Now Available at SWELL

September 20th, 2011 | By | 3,259 Comments

Dave from Rip Curl stopped by to tell us about the innovative material used throughout their new Flash Bomb series of wetsuits. Exclusive to Rip Curl, this super soft lining dries much quicker than traditional neoprene so your suit will always be dry for your next session. You can find this special material throughout the Flash Bomb Series available at SWELL in a 3/2 suit, a 4/3 suit and a number of accessories. Check out Dave’s run down of the new suits in the video below. He gives the full on sham-wow style demonstration of this new material in action.

 

Suits generally dry in +/- 15 minutes…much quicker than that shabby piece of neoprene you’ve got in the back of your truck.

Click Here to get yourself one at SWELL.

 

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Premiere Night: Ammo & Shoot the Moon

September 16th, 2011 | By | 2,461 Comments

As summer winds down, September generally marks the beginning of Snowboard movie premieres. Film crews all over the world spent countless hours shooting, editing, and gettin’ down last season so that those of us who crave the snow can get amped for this one. Last night ThirtyTwo and Etnies hosted their movie screening of AMMO and Shoot The Moon at their headquarters in Forest Ranch, CA. A crowd of about 150 frothing spectators gathered around the makeshift, concrete viewing screen on the side of the HQ building to cheer and laugh at yet another successful snowboarding video.
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$50 Swell Gift Card Giveaway at Goldfish Kiss!

September 13th, 2011 | By | 2,150 Comments

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Two of my favorite things….bikinis and freebies! As a last hurrah to summer, all-things-bikini blog, Goldfish Kiss, is giving away two $50 Swell gift cards.
To enter: visit GoldfishKiss.com & leave a comment on the contest post, telling us all what you would buy if you won a gift card. That’s it!
What would I buy if I won? I’ve had my eye on this new L*Space swimsuit since it popped up on the site yesterday. The print looks a little like fish scales…very mermaid-esque.
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After you enter, check out Goldfish Kiss for more beach & swimwear style, bikini bod RX and, of course, bikinis!

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How to Put a Surfboard On your Car – Hard Racks Vs. Soft Racks

September 12th, 2011 | By | 8,230 Comments

Chances are at some point or another you will need to mount a surfboard to the roof of a car. In order to do it properly and depending on your vehicle you will need 1 of 2 different types of systems to fasten down your prized piece of fiberglass. Below we will take a look at Rack Pads & Straps vs. Soft Racks.

Rack Pads ( aka Hard Rack Pads or Auto Rack Pads) & Straps (aka Tie Down Straps) – Get these only if you already have aftermarket racks on the roof of your car. The pads will fasten over your car’s hard racks and you will use the straps to secure the boards down. Scroll Down for Rack Pads & Straps Instructions

Soft Racks - Get these if you do not already have any type of racks on the roof of your car. They will fasten your boards down securely on anything from an SUV to a small sedan. Scroll Down or Click here to go to Soft Rack Instructions (must click post title first)

Mounting a Surfboard with Rack Pads & Straps:

Surfboard auto rack pads and tie down straps

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