How to get your mom to skateboard…

October 22nd, 2010 | By | 2,511 Comments

For those of you who haven’t already seen this:

There is street skating, vert skating and now shopping cart skating??

If there was ever a way to get your folks on a skateboard this would be it.

This clever viral video released by Voltzwagon Sweden shows a group of guys that outfit several shopping carts with skateboard attachments. A good portion of the video is shot with the HD GoPro camera that works equally well in the cheese isle as it does in 10 foot Pipe..

Hopefully someone will start the “shopping cart skateboard is not a crime” movement and then we might see some of these pop up at our local grocery stores.

Until then I guess we’ll have to get our jollies from hijacking the “Customer in Training” mini shopping carts or watching the old CKY cart bailouts

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New to Swell: Kid Creature

October 22nd, 2010 | By | 4,191 Comments

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Look like a grom drew this tee to you? You’d be right on the money spot. His name is Calvin. Kid Creature is the brain child of said kid. The 11 year old artist and surfer created Kid Creature to help flight cystic fibrosis, donating 10% of sales profit to the cause. The designs are pure, true & capture the essence of a kid with a huge imagination and a gift of expression. Adding to the fun, the tees are made to be worn inside-out (a removable tag makes it look all legit-like).
By sporting Kid Creature, you are helping the fight for breath that many kids are struggling with every day.

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How To: Avoid Waterborn Illnesses

October 21st, 2010 | By | 2,788 Comments

Autumn storms in socal and the right-coast alike, recently flushed the stormdrains of seven months of wretched run-off. So, don’t be a hero and be the only idiot surfing the day the rivermouth pukes out untreated sewage. Wait a 72hrs, and take a free lesson in common sense viral defense.

Tip #1: Surf Up-Current of Spewing Run-Off Sources
For example: if you’re surfing Santa Cruz, and the San Lorenzo River is having a heavy flow day during a NW swell, there’s a good chance you’ll find some floaters at The Lane and Pleasure Point. Cruise north up HWY 1 to Natural Bridges for safer waters. So good luck to the surfers in the Cold Water Classic right now.The reverse applies for SW swells during a storm.
Surf Smart

Tip #2: Fight Toxins with Toxins

Add a bottle of rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide to your surf bin. Give a post session gargle of these antibacterials, and flush scabs, ears or other openings where bacteria can enter your body (yep, even there). Oh ya, rinse your urine-drenched wetsuit too, it stinks.

Tip #3: Preemptive Immunities and Fast Action

Bolster your immune system with extra doses of vitamin-c rich OJ, and coconut water which fights parasites, and keeps your body hydrated when you need it most.

Most importantly if redness or soft tissue lesions worsen, have doctor check it immediately. Nobody’s immune system (or ego) can fight these viruses alone, neither can most antibiotics. 50% of the US population already carries a strain of MRSA, making the odds of surfers carrying staph much higher.

Remember, dabbling with disease never impresses the ladies.

Still think you’re to tough to wait 72 hrs? Check Surfrider’s safety guide or just google “Timmy Turner”.

Surf smart, shop SWELL

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: SECTOR 9 APERTURE & CARBON DECAY

October 12th, 2010 | By | 3,393 Comments

Unlike fruit bootin’ when we think of skateboarding what do we think of? Drinking somebody’s chew spit by accident or sharting in your pants while out on a first date with a super hot fembot? No. We think of MASS FUN. Now if I was Ronnie St. textbook I would say that skateboarding can be a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation. Although this does pretty much sum up the act of skateboarding I don’t wanna sound like too much of a Ronnie St. text book fruitcake. In all reality skateboarding is a freedom machine. An outlet for the soul. It’s the fountain of youth and a good test for a human’s brain coordination. When we think of Sector 9 we think of the ultimate skate co that encapsulates this entire, magical spectrum. Now let’s check out 2 of Sector 9’s latest bomb-ass models that’ll make you scorch yer droors while riding them…..

PS. I love you Sector 9 Bread Bowl