Dancing on the Surfer Poll

September 16th, 2009 | By | 2,473 Comments

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Next pro / Dancing with the Stars contestant? Ry Craike.

Ah, the Surfer Poll…as always, so predictable, yet so predictably awesome. I won’t bore you with the details, so here are some abbreviated highlights from last night’s Surfer Poll Awards in Anaheim, Ca: Multiple mentions of Alana Blanchard’s ass-ets. Dane Reynold’s acceptance speech consisted of thanking his girlfriend for giving him vitamin C and Quiksilver for the stickers. Kelly Slater won. Cory Lopez got tube ride of the year for his never-ending African mystery left in 5’5″ x 19 1/4″ Redux. And apparently, if you’re from West Oz, you’re flipping awesome. No surprises, but tons of radness. To quote Ry Craike mid-DC Shoes bus dance-off, “this is the best night of my life!”

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As Seen In: Complex Magazine Online

September 15th, 2009 | By | 698 Comments

AS SEEN IN: COMPLEX, “Ten Best Gray Shirts for Fall 2009”

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EZEKEIL HAVENHURST LONG SLEEVE SHIRT

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Complex is all over the gray shirt like white on rice. It pairs with just about any color trousers you might own (although we hope that doesn’t include salmon or fuchsia), it hides stains from wings night, and it’s a good transition from pre-labor day white to winter blacks. Get yours HERE

Read the entire article at Complex.com

Life Lessons with Ian Walsh and a Weatherman

September 10th, 2009 | By | 326 Comments

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Did you know the O’Neill and Lost team rider Ian Walsh grew up in Maui “watching the massive surf breaks.” Whoa geez golly. You would know this, along with some swell safety tips for when you find yourself swimming in a hurricane and riveting revelations on why hurricanes are named after men, if you woke up with Al Roker the other day. Watch Ian Walsh really get down to the nitty gritty on swimming straight into shore when you’re in a rip current, how to handle a 6′ + board under hot stage lights, and his thoughts on how to name hurricanes. My only question left unanswered is, “when do we get to see Ian Walsh ‘Hang Ten’”? I must have missed that part when I left to go buy some Honey Bunches of Oat. Shoots.
It could be the reggae-lounge music in the background, but something about this clip just makes me smile. Then get that “I smell burnt toast” face. Then smile.

Upgrade Your Jean Pool

September 10th, 2009 | By | 3,537 Comments

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Guys, now that summer is coming to a close you’re going to have to rethink your morning get-up-and-go routine. What I mean is, kicking through your Taco Bell and Red Bull debris to find your least soiled  trunks and tees won’t pass muster anymore. The fall season always brings a heightened expectation of what’s considered appropriate about-town wear, and a good-fitting pair of jeans will be your #1 staple. Seriously, a solid pair of denim pants can be counted on more regularly than Christian Fletcher hitting up a 2-for-1 night in a Balinese tavern. But with the wide variety of cuts and styles available, selecting the right fit for your kit can get confusing. Not to worry, the blogger hotties at Breezy Mama have got the low down on what you need to throw down, with one of their top choices being Hurley’s Cleveland jean. Click here for the whole shebang.