$50 Swell Gift Card Giveaway at Goldfish Kiss!

September 13th, 2011 | By | 2,176 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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Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.

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

September 12th, 2011 | By | 8,290 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:

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Weekend Freebies, Sweepstakes and Sales Report, 9/10

September 10th, 2011 | By | 3,541 Comments

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Take an additional 20% off the Summer Sale! There are over 3000 items in there, so sale away! Shop Sale

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Take a dive. Enter to win the Channel Islands Dumpster Diver- Dane Reynold’s signature model surfboard. Click to Win It

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Enter to win a prize pack of KS10 paraphernalia, signed by Kelly Slater himself. Winner scores a pair of Quiksilver boardshorts, two KS10 tees, a KS10 trucker hat, and a signed special edition Kelly Slater issue of Surfing Magazine. Enter: Win Kelly Slater Signature Swag!
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Free Element “Make It Count” DVD with any Element shoe or skate purchase (not valid on sale items)
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Fall Trend Alert: Cropped Sweaters

September 9th, 2011 | By | 5,222 Comments

Cropped and loaded with style, this season’s tops are weighted far heavier on the style than on length. Equal parts retro nostalgia and fun, Summer’s crop of shortened top layers are popping up in Fall styles, complete with chunky knits & dolman sleeves. Love the style, but don’t want to re-visit your  middle school fashion faux-pas?  Read on for ideas on how to wear cropped length tops without looking like you might get your hand stuck in a honey pot at any given moment.

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