Trend Alert: Ponchos

August 26th, 2011 | By | 4,504 Comments


Top Trend: Ponchos…South-of-the-border style, sans itchiness!
We’ve always love the look of the classic 90’s Stussy poncho. Aside from the traditional crunchy itchiness factor that is.
Enter the new, soft as a baby hippo tummy, poncho! This season’s sauced-up take on the the poncho is far from the poncho-paraphernalia sold next to the corn-in-a-cup booth. This year’s ponchos include details such as leather lace-ups, fringed hems, a sheer chiffon. (more…)

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Dane Reynold’s Neck Beard now Availabe at SWELL!

August 25th, 2011 | By | 2,083 Comments

Listen up folks! It’s time shed your turtlenecks and show off that growth below your chin and lower jaw. Thanks to Dane Reynolds and CI, Neck Beards are in, and now available at SWELL!

Dane Reynolds On His Neck Beard - Photo: Ellis - Borrowed from

As Dane’s new favorite free-surf board, this ugly little bugger took about a year of extensive field-testing and experimentation to perfect. It features a straight chop tail and a bit more girth through to the nose to give you better rail to rail surfing in all types of conditions.

The Mighty Neckbeard

The Neck Beard is similar to its cousin, the Dumpster Diver, but features a flatter and stubbier design with a shallower concave and a V though the back. The result is a super-fast, user-friendly board that will liven up most any session. Dane rides his N’eard in anything from 1 foot to overhead, which for many of us anchored here in Southern California is pretty much the extent of our wave scale.

Neck Beard by Mr. Dane Reynolds

The Neck Beard is a necessary addition to anyone’s quiver and if you’ve already seen it in Dane’s Lost Atlas seggy, then I don’t have to tell you that this board was made to blow minds.

What more can I say? I mean the board even has its own Twitter account

Still not convinced? Check out this vid and try not to drool on your keyboard.

You can almost feel the stubble forming beneath your filthy jowls can’t you?

Get your very own Neck Beard Here at SWELL

Click here to check out other Gear and Boards from Channel Islands. Also now available on SWELL is the equally impressive Machado colab the Motorboat. Check back soon for Conner Coffin’s Fred Rubble and Slater’s Semi-Pro!

Morgan's Neckbeard

Top Back-To…Bags!

August 25th, 2011 | By | 6,066 Comments

Top Back-To [Fill in the Blank] Bags for Fall
Got a little extra baggage this season? We’re right there with you. With a laptop and kitchen sink to tote around, we’re always on the lookout for an oversized bag that doesn’t leave us looking like a runaway child. We’ve come up with a list of top tote bags, backpacks and messenger bags to help carry you (and your excess baggage) through the day in style.

Quiksilver Pro New York Merch Is In!

August 25th, 2011 | By | 2,161 Comments

Official Quik Pro New York Merchandise Has Arrived!


With the waiting period of the first ever Quiksilver New York Pro just one week away, it’s about time we celebrate this long-awaited tidbit of East Coast history L.B. style (the other L.B.), with the release of the first-ever Quik NY Pro clothing collection. (more…)