Bamboo Surfboards, and Cars? New technology uses bamboo and vegatable resin in cars!

September 30th, 2011 | By | 4,863 Comments


Photo: bamboosurfboardshawaii.com

What do pandas and cars have in common? Bamboo!
Taking a note from bamboo surfboards, known for being lightweight, durable and eco-conscious, car manufacturers are looking into using the bamboo/vegetable resin to construct eco-friendly cars!
Learn more about the technology: bamboo surfboards
Would you drive a car made from bamboo?

Read more about the bamboo cars at GOOD

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Top Gear: Surfboard Bike Racks

September 29th, 2011 | By | 3,558 Comments

Beat the pack to the peak with the new Carver surfboard mount for bikes. This is a game changer for those of you who hoof it to places like Lower Trestles, or park in war-zones like Huntington. Born on the North Shore of Oahu, Carver Surf Racks are road tested and approved by Hawaiian journeymen like Garrett Mcnamara, Jon Jon Florence, Megan Abubo, and Jamie Sterling.

Carver Surfboard Racks

Unlike other jimmy-rigged frame-mounted saddles, this alloy set-up fastens to the seat-stem of your bike for universal mounting. The arms adjust length and angle for boards up to 8ft. When not in use, the racks fold together and out of your way. It even comes with an allen wrench for super easy assembly.

Five Reason Why Carver Racks Can Improve Your Session
1. Gets you to the beach before the wind and crowds gets on it.
2. No worrying about someone finding where you stashed your skateboard.
3. Warms up and stretches legs before your session.
4. No more gnarly foot blisters from running across hot coarse asphalt.
5. Blow dries your hair so the boss cant tell you surfed at lunch.

You’ll be surfing twice as much with Carver bike racks, new here at SWELL.COM

SLVDR Fall/Holiday 2011 Collection

September 27th, 2011 | By | 6,981 Comments

Just In: SLVDR Fall/Holiday line.

It’s Classics done (even) better. We’re once again wooed by SLVDR’s creative take on the classics this season. Along with signature quality and attention to detail, this season’s line features gingham prints along side some classic crew neck sweatshirts, nautical windbreakers, and long sleeve pocket tees.
See What’s New: SLVDR

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About SLVDR:
(Pronounced “sal-va-dor”) Based out of California, and influenced by the global community, SLVDR infuses classic designs with a modern aesthetic to create a simple, distinctive, and attainable luxury brand.
SLVDR is proud to be a part of the Common Thread Project (CTP), a program that helps to donate action sports gear to deserving youth around the world and in their local community.

New at SWELL: Monica Rose Jewelry

September 26th, 2011 | By | 10,072 Comments

New at SWELL: Monica Rose

Monica Rose is playful juxtaposition of cowboys & indians, lightweight feathers & heavy metals, earthy leather & colorful beads. Heavy on the bohemian charm, her bracelets and necklaces make a statement when worn alone or piled high. See the globally-inspired line here: Monica Rose Jewlery