Day 1: Jack Johnson Performs at Surfrider Awards in Waimea Bay

December 5th, 2011 | By | 1,368 Comments

The SWELL team is out on Oahu’s North Shore to bring you the exciting events in the epicenter of  surf world. The first part of our “7 Days on 7 Mile Miracle” series features the Surfrider’s 9th Annual John Kelly Environmental Awards.

The ceremony and silent auction went down  in the Waimea Valley Pavilion, and the whole north shore community joined in to celebrate those responsible for protecting the coastal environment.  Attendees enjoyed a surprise performance by Jack Johnson, performing original songs about the harms of single-use plastic, holiday remixes, and his best selling hits.

Mark Cunningham, Peter Cole , and other legends recounted decades of hard fought battles to “keep the country, country” and they awarded  these supporters for maintaining an uncompromising defense of the coast. Do your part showing support with iconic Surfrider apparel here.

Lifetime Achievemnt Award: Cora Sanchez is the co-founder of the Oahu Chapter, and leads the ongoing fight against development.  She also made huge strides in ridding North Shore beaches of plastics  deposited by oceanic gyres from all over the world.

Environmentally Friendly Hawai‘i-Based Company Award: The Kona Brewing Company  promotes sustainable practices at all their facilities and is a long time supporter of Surfrider.   The company helps organize the Kona Brewers Festival, which raises money for educational, environmental and cultural organizations.  The State of Hawaii holds high eco-standards, and Kona leads the charge by using recycled building materials and installing solar  panels at their facilities.

Professional Surfer Award:  Kyle Thiermann created a five-part video series, Surfing for Change, to encourage individuals to change their life habits to help save the environment. Kyle’s video “Where Is Away? Solving Plastic Pollution in 4 Minutes” shows how wasteful and destructive single-use plastics are to the marine environment and encourages people to bring their own reusable bags and bottles.

Check back for day two on the North Shore, Featuring locals surfing in the Waimea River
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Movember 2011 -See the Swellest Staches

December 1st, 2011 | By | 2,155 Comments

Another furry Movember is in the books, and supportive staches graced every workplace, college, and ball park…the SWELL facebook wall was no different. Our amazing fans canvased our page with over 100 creative displays of mustachery.
Check out the album here.

For every Mo posted SWELL donated to the fund, and here’s our winners who campaigned for prizes from SWELL, Sanuk, and Billabong.

First Place Sanuk Chills: MOst Likes on Real Stache -Jamie Reed (35 likes)

Second Place $50 SWELL Gift Card: MOst Likes on Faux Mo -Shaddia Ghneim (120 Likes)

Third Place Billabong Surf DVD: SWELL’S Favorite -Tyler Brady with his many mos

Many of the brands sold at SWELL joined the cause by not only letting it grow, but donating portions of their profits to Movember Prostate Cancer Fund and LiveSTRONG. Notable brands that took part this Movember are: Electric, Autonomous, Volcom, Billabong, Imperial Motion, and Vonzipper. Show your support by shoping their brands here
Our Friends at AMBSN & Electric rock out with their MOs out, and threw a Gala party at Mothers Tavern in San Luis Obispo, Ca.

Scroll through the photos and get psyched to show your mo next MOVEMBER!

Win It Wedneday: Imperial Motion Kit

November 30th, 2011 | By | 3,737 Comments

Happy Win It Wednesday! To celebrate both Win It Wednesday, and the final day of Movember, we have teamed up with the stache’d folk at Imperial Motion to give away a head to toe kit, including black Whip denim and a scurvy Movember tee.

To enter to win this salty ensemble:
– Fill out the ENTRY FORM
– Leave a comment here or on the SWELL Facebook page, letting us know why you want to win it
– Earn extra entries. After you enter, you will be prompted to ‘share’ the sweepstakes with your friends via Facebook. Do so, and you;ll be earning 5 extra entries for each friend who enters!

Good luck!

REMINDER! Sporting the face with the fur? Today is also the last day to post a picture of your mo on the SWELL Facebook wall. For every mo posted, we’ll donate $1 to teh mo fund, plus, you’ll be entered to win some Sanuk Chills. Click here for details: MOVEMBER

Cyber Monday Deals!

November 28th, 2011 | By | 6,454 Comments

Hope everyone had a great weekend. To help heal the shopping cart wounds…some stress & storefront-free deals to ease the holiday hoopla and usher you back into the cubicle…yes, we’re speaking of Cyber Monday Deals.


As a thanks for being a SWELL customer, we’re offering a 20% off discount, site-wide! Yes, that’s SITE-WIDE! We know, we know. You’ve been waiting for this all year. So Grab that net and catch that beautiful 20% off butterfly while it’s here.
Code: ALLDAY


For the true fans…50% off (almost) any item on SWELL on Cyber Monday! “How does a guy like me get a deal like this,” you ask? Well sir, you share.
To claim a 50% off code:
– “LIKE” SWELL on Facebook
– Suggest SWELL’s Facebook page to your friends
– Click HERE to check how many of your friends “LIKED” SWELL. Once 20 friends accept your invite to like SWELL, you’ll be prompted to enter your email address to claim a coupon code!
– Take that code with you to the SWELL site on Cyber Monday and cash it in for some half-off goodness.

Happy Holidays
– SWELL

 

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