A Session with Fyasko’s Mark Contreras

November 15th, 2010 | By | 2,851 Comments

Fyasko clothing’s Mark Contreras surfing in his Newport and San Clemente…

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Bill Bryan and Friends Wake-Scurf “The Beater”

November 12th, 2010 | By | 961 Comments

Another reason to add a Beater to your Quiver. Not only can they help you overcome the blackball, but they can get you through dreaded flat spells. These versatile little handmade boards are perfect to throw in a boat or car, without worrying about dings or catching a rail to the shin.

Watch the CatchSurf team riders unleash a ripping repertoire of tricks behind their wake boat off the San Diego coast.

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Swell Insider Deals…This Weekend Only!

November 12th, 2010 | By | 1,624 Comments

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World Record Surf Session Attempt By Swell Employee

November 11th, 2010 | By | 1,495 Comments

Swell is flying in the Guinness officials on Nov. 20, 2010 to judge SWELL’s own eternal grom and resident surf gear guru, William L. Laity 37, in his attempt to break the world record for longest continuous surf session.

We’re setting the stage for this marathon feat at the south side of Huntington Beach Pier, where judges can monitor his progress and keep an eye out for the man in the gray suit.

The current record stands at a solid 24 hours, set by lifeguard Thomas Cannon in the warm summer waters of North Carolina. Bill will be pushing to beat that by a considerable amount.

Bill’s only preparation lies in his compulsory surf lunches and strict diet of Cheez-It crackers .

He had this to say about the impending challenge,
“I, Swell.com’s favorite son and all around surf happy microcosmonaut, William L. Laity the First, have decided to throw caution to the winds of prevailing wisdom, and attempt with great fervor and willingness this cataclysmic feat. Some of those in our crew were somewhat sketching on this idea due to a bevy of pretty valid reasons, which included, but were not limited to- hypothermia, hydro-psychosis, severe and unbearable crampage, the sudden loss of luxuries often taken for granted- such as being able upon the setting of the sun to take in a warm meal with the misses from the comfort of one’s humble abode.”
World Record Attempt by Bill Laity

In concert with attempting such a feat will be the opportunity to test SWELL’s vast and varied stock of surfboards, wetsuits and gear. The mettle of the man and his tools will be put to the ultimate test of endurance and circumstance.

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