It’s on! The Nike 6.0 Lowers Pro is in full effect and you can watch it live. Tune into the webcast here. Teaming up with Oakley, this 6-star WQS event is the second largest contest in the US and offers mega prize money of $145,000. But if that’s not enough to peak your interest, there are sure to be a ton of scantily clad OC hotties watching from the sidelines. Would we lie?
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When you’re skipping down the beach this summer, you might notice a little something different. It’s something familiar perhaps, say, something that you once saw in a ’70’s surf film or on a Beach Boys album cover. If you haven’t guessed it by now, it’s the shortening of dude shorts. That’s right, across America there has been an increasing amount of bros sporting slightly shorter boardshorts. It’s not an invasion of Club Med employees or a secret European mission to take over the beaches, it’s a tribute to the sick throwback boardshorts your pops used to kick it in circa ‘74. Since the ’70’s, shorts have been getting longer and longer, and finally a group of traditionalists have taken a stand against the lengthening of the hem. Without this courageous group, we can only imagine that the beaches this summer might have been infested with the shants (definition: is it a pant, or is it a long short?), or maybe something worse that we don’t even know about!
Why the nation ever started shifting to longer trunks is really a mystery. Maybe short boardshorts faded with the death of the mustache. Think about the benefits; besides the killer retro style that come from a short boardshort, there’s increased performance in the water due to a wider range of motion. AND a better bronze. All without getting the authentic fray you rocked in the ’80’s. In public announcement form: Retro Boardshorts – Increasing Stances and Steeze Across America. Get yourself a retro pair at Swell. And don’t forget to apply liberal amounts of sunblock to your pasty thighs.
Yeah! Summer is finally here…and it’s all over People StyleWatch!
Check out People’s feature on Swell style in this month’s issue for some festive finds.
Featured styles from top left:
REEF AHONATAS DRESS
HURLEY BILLIE JEAN DENIM SHORT
THE RYDE LUCY TANK
O’NEILL BAHIA HOBO BAG
BB DAKOTA GARNER SILK DRESS
O’NEILL ILLANA TANK
STEVE MADDEN SHUTTLE SANDAL
See all of the featured styles HERE
Our peeps know what’s up.
What could have been mistaken for a rap video still…turned into something fierce and ready to pounce! It’s a jungle out there, so even if your derrière isn’t harder to miss than an Michael Jackson at a playground, you’re still sure to get spotted in the crowd with this leopard print bikini. We can only imagine the Pervert Flannel guy on the Cougar Hunter getting his guns out in a bright tank to catch this one.
Get it Kim Kardashian’s leopard bikini at Swell