Bad Brains, the seminal hard core punk rock/reggae band from the late ’70’s, has teamed up with classic skate shoe maker Vans to create a throwback kick that begs to be in the eye of the pit. The reggae-inspired Bad Brains Vans Chukka low takes the original waffle sole to the next level with the band’s album cover graphics, and updates the shoe’s upper with some irie Zion Lion stencil screens. “No, not I. I and I will would never try” to live without these limited edition sneaks. Grow a pair and get a pair at Swell.com.
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As if toxic waste, Great Whites and localism weren’t enough to keep you out of the water. Now we’ve got giant sea worms to worry about.
Recently discovered at an aquarium in Cornwall, England, this 4-foot long menace was destroying coral and terrorizing fish before it could be captured and moved to its own tank. Turns out the worm, better known as “Barry”, had arrived at the aquarium as a baby and had gone unnoticed. That is until large coral displays were found bitten in half. Barry was also reported to have eaten entire bait traps–hooks and all–as well as chewed through a 20-pound fish line.
Should you ever meet up with one of Barry’s cousins, resist the urge to tough him. Unless you don’t mind being stung by painful and poisonus bristles that will leave permanent numbness.
It sounds so basic, we don’t know why we didn’t think of it earlier? It’s the 3 pack of Swell tri-blend tees that are flying out the door faster than Superman after a Red Bull vodka binge. It could be the core score-raising, garnish-free aspect of the tees, the cush feel that some have compared to the beard of Zeus, or the fact that buying in three means cutting down on laundry days to make time for more Guitar Hero practice. But whatever it is, we’re placing the Swell 3-Pack Tees at the top of our must have list. We suggest getting a full sixer of the plush tri-blend tees, because who wouldn’t want a bigger package?
Quick: What’s “short, funny and frothing”, and currently reigns as the NSSA High School State Champ?
That would be none other than San Clemente High School’s Shaw Kobayashi.
But State Champ is just one of many victories. Shaw has earned in his impressive 10-year competitive career. However, it’s the title of being a top ranking ASP pro surfer that currently has Shaw’s full attention. Which is exactly what his team managers and coaches are positioning him for. (more…)