Andy Irons Transmits Dengue Fever, Withdraws from Rip Curl Search

November 1st, 2010 | By | 816 Comments

Andy Irons joins his Billabong buddy Parko on the injury reserve after Dengue Fever sent him to the hospital shortly after arriving in Puerto Rico. Andy returned to Hawaii hoping to recover from the illness in time to compete in the Pipemasters on Dec.8.

Many considered the two time Rip Curl Search Champ a favorite to win the comp due to his ability to master new breaks in a couple sessions. We wish Andy a speedy recovery.
Andy blowing out the tail
Puerto Rico declared Dengue Fever an epidemic, with 28 fatalities and 757 confirmed cases this year. As the fastest growing mosquito-born illness in the world, Dangue Fever endangers pasty-skinned surfers traveling in the tropics. Dengue is an incurable virus, meaning you could have malaria-like flare ups throughout your life. Avoid this vacation killer with insect repellent, mosquito nets, long-sleeve shirts, and pants.

Luckily these mosquitoes don’t hang around beaches, so the boys at Middles can eat their Mofungo with ease.

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New from Donovan and Brian Bielmann

October 28th, 2010 | By | 1,863 Comments

 

The newest from your favorite furry-faced musician/surfer/ambassor of good vibes…Dononvan Frankenreiter. An all-too-fitting flipbook of photos shot by Brian Bielmann with music from Donavan’s latest album, ‘Glow.’

Ah, the sun must be shining.

How to get your mom to skateboard…

October 22nd, 2010 | By | 2,424 Comments

For those of you who haven’t already seen this:

There is street skating, vert skating and now shopping cart skating??

If there was ever a way to get your folks on a skateboard this would be it.

This clever viral video released by Voltzwagon Sweden shows a group of guys that outfit several shopping carts with skateboard attachments. A good portion of the video is shot with the HD GoPro camera that works equally well in the cheese isle as it does in 10 foot Pipe..

Hopefully someone will start the “shopping cart skateboard is not a crime” movement and then we might see some of these pop up at our local grocery stores.

Until then I guess we’ll have to get our jollies from hijacking the “Customer in Training” mini shopping carts or watching the old CKY cart bailouts

New to Swell: Kid Creature

October 22nd, 2010 | By | 4,104 Comments

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Look like a grom drew this tee to you? You’d be right on the money spot. His name is Calvin. Kid Creature is the brain child of said kid. The 11 year old artist and surfer created Kid Creature to help flight cystic fibrosis, donating 10% of sales profit to the cause. The designs are pure, true & capture the essence of a kid with a huge imagination and a gift of expression. Adding to the fun, the tees are made to be worn inside-out (a removable tag makes it look all legit-like).
By sporting Kid Creature, you are helping the fight for breath that many kids are struggling with every day.

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