Review of the Week…

January 1st, 2011 | By | 2,655 Comments

Found review of the week goes to….

Dav from Messenia (Greence)
Wow. That’s really all we can say about this one. Thanks for both sharing and oversharing Dav. We’re stoked these are doing such great things for your (cough) social life. Your Velcro fly comment was duly noted.

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Some Shameless Self Promotion…Daily Stoke Review

December 30th, 2010 | By | 1,395 Comments

Thanks for the shout-out…!

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“Swell.com…as you can see, the site is different from its nearest brahs, KillerDana.com and Becker Surf. Swell is clean and crisp, and I’ve personally bought a number of surfing swag items there – most recently a rad Billabong fall shirt.

As you know, we test the beauty of an online Surfing shop solely based on the quality of it’s women’s swimwear line (hehehe) and you can check that out here. Swell.com wins hands down.”

- Daily Stoke community member

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Stephanie Gilmore Hospitalized- Survives Brutal Assault with a Deadly Weapon

December 28th, 2010 | By | 1,668 Comments

12.27.2010-Tweed Heads, NSW-4X World Champion Stephanie Gilmore was beaten over the head with an iron bar by a local Tweed Heads man. The intruder forced entry to her apartment building on Monday evening and Gilmore began fending off unprovoked blows that resulted in a fractured wrist, and head wounds including a concussion.

Steph Gilmore’s neighbors responded to a disturbance and helped her to saftey. Dane Napoli and other neighbors chased down and detained the perpetrator. Napoli described as, “Obviously mentally ill, but didn’t appear to be on drugs”.

Police are holding the 26 yr old homeless man without bail, and will stand trial January 10.

The four time ASP world champ is recovering well according to the Australian Herald Sun, and she’s still determined to capture a fifth straight world title.

Steph aims to get back in the water in six weeks, just days before the Roxy Pro- Snapper Rocks on Feb 26, 2011. She won the event in 2010 and 2009.

2010 was a tough year for surfers in Australia after experiencing: a fatal shark attack at Margret River, an unprovoked assault on Dean Morrison, Parko’s injury, and the loss of Andy Irons who was loved all over Australia.

We hope 2011 brings good waves and fortune to our Aussie friends.

Get well Steph.

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SCHS Surf Team: Dominates in Undefeated Season, Sweeps Individual League Competition

December 21st, 2010 | By | 3,931 Comments

12.21.2010-Upper Trestles, Ca-San Clemente High School Surf Team wins their 27th South Coast League title with a perfect 6-0 record.
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The defending NSSA Champion Tritons had big booties to fill. Losing most of last year’s starters made many think this would be a rebuilding year. But the team shwacked their way to a perfect league record, and an equally impressive showing at last week’s league individuals competition.

The glassy, chest-high conditions at Upper Trestles set the stage for a route by the Tritons in their own backyard. 14 total San Clemente surfers landed in the finals of five divisions.

Coach John Dowell was fired up on the performance his team displayed, and recognized the significance of this victory in his victory speech, “ League individuals is a special event in the history of High School surfing and to have the opportunity for the kids to have there names carved on that trophy with guys like the Beschen Brothers, Gudauskas Brothers, Chris Ward, the Long Brothers, Nate Yeomans, Mike Losness, and Kolohe Andino. This is something special that they will never forget”.

During an era that many call, “the beginning of the end of American dominance in competitive surfing”, SCHS surfers remain exempt from that claim. Don’t believe us? Cruise down to T-street, and watch these gravity defying grommets blur the lines between progression and traditional competitive surfing. You may leave needing a neck brace.

The 2011 national title bout for all high schoolers will be held March 11-13 at the Huntington Beach Peir, Ca.

Swell proudly sponsors another year of Triton ripping.
Keep it up grommets!


Triton Finalists in the South Coast Individual League Championships
Boys Shortboard:
#1 Jonah Carter
#2 Jeremy Carter
#3 Braden Taylor
#4Sam Branker

Girls Shortboard:
#4 Emmy Merril
#6 Emmy Lombard

Body Board:
#2 Hunter Fredden
#5 Tommy Dolkas
#6 Chase Stratton

Boys Longboard:
#1 Eli Gillis
#3 Andy Nieblas
#5 Matt Elias-Calles

Girls Longboard:
#2 Hallie Rohr
#5 Lelani Harrision