Celebrate Earth Day with SWELL (+ Score Some Swag)!

April 21st, 2011 | By | 1,632 Comments

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WHO?
You (+ your friends/family!)

WHAT?
SWELL Earth Day Celebration

WHERE?
Online & at San Onofre State Beach

WHEN?
4/22/11 – Join us all day online and/or show up to the beach clean up at 10am

WHY?
Come help preserve our beaches and oceans + score some free swag along the way

Click HERE to join us online!

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Enter the Catch Surf “Just Beat It” Sweeps!

April 20th, 2011 | By | 1,479 Comments

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Win yourself some waves during black ball conditions with this Catch Surf board & gear pack worth over $600!!

ENTER TO WIN:
- 54″ Super One Board w/ fins
- 54″ Beater Board
- D71 Bodyboard
- Stealth Swim Fins
- Beater Tee

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Blackout Bill’s Band of the Week – Ty Segall

April 20th, 2011 | By | 1,379 Comments

After nearly a half-century of evolution, present day garage rock comes in many shapes and sizes. From pop-influenced girl groups & lo-fi fuzz aficionados to psychedelic acid noodlers and blue-based head stompers.

Laguna Beach-bred surfer, Ty Segall 24, is a refreshing figure in this discombobulated genre. His far-flung sound, one part grunge wail & the other part backwoods weirdo, touches on everything from rockabilly to proto-punk to catchy piano and flute-tinged classic rock.

Segall began his recording career as a part-time musician in various underground bands in Laguna Beach & San Francisco, before beginning a solo career in 2008. After coming out with 3 albums and a string of successful and limited 7” singles his 4th album “Melted,” was placed in some “Best of 2010 Lists,” including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone & Spin. “Melted,” was quoted from Pitchfork’s Paul Thompson as an album that will give you a “kick in the pants.”

Ty Segall is considered to be much evolved from his first album, and more in control of his music and voice. So much so, that he was chosen to perform at the 2011Outside Lands music festival in San Fransisco. We’ll see you there Ty, keep ripping.

Off of his latest album “Melted,” Segall really belts out this tune “Imaginary Person.”

Enjoi!

-Bill
Bill Laity
That’s me Bill Laity at a Black Lips show at the Detroit Bar. I was dancing with a girl and she did one of those “run up and catch me in the air type deals” but I couldn’t catch her (due to part-intoxication, part physics) so I fell back and she landed on me, knocking me out.

ON A MISSION SIGNS JORDY SMITH

April 19th, 2011 | By | 3,816 Comments

San Clemente, CA, ON A MISSION, OAM, Proudly announces the signing of South African, Ranking #2 ASP stand out, and one of the best surfers on the planet, JORDY SMITH!
Jordy Sign with OAM

OAM CEO and owner, Raz Hodgman speaks highly of Jordy joining the team, “Jordy is a great human, a phenomenal surfer, and in a league of his own. He is a world class athlete and will continue to be at the top of the tour rankings, blowing our minds now and in the years to come. We are stoked to have him aboard!

Jordy Smith comments on his new relationship with On A Mission, “I am really happy to be a part of the team. I always looked up to the On A Mission riders growing up and now I am stoked to be one of them!”

About ON A MISSION
On A Mission is the leader in surf accessory innovation and design. The company was founded 1992 by professional surfers for surfers. Icons such as the Malloy brothers, Benji Weatherly, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Ross Williams, and Taylor Steele together with a new breed of OAM Athletes that are all crucial in the design and process to ensure optimal rider performance product.

ON A MISSION TEAM
Jordy Smith, Mitch Coleborn, Bede Durbidge, Taylor Knox, Michel Bourez, Jay Davies, Brent Dorrington, Sterling Spencer, Alex Gray, Benji Weatherley, Nate Yeomans, Joel Centeio, Damien Farehnfort, Torrey Meister, Jesse Hines s, And more…

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