Top Honors Served Up At SCHS Awards Banquette

May 29th, 2009 | By | 3,377 Comments

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Last Friday evening saw the end of an incredible season of historic wins and personal bests as San Clemente High honored their 2009 varsity and junior varsity surfing teams. Held at the Surfing Heritage Museum, the awards banquette  included the athletes’ families and friends who came out in support of the teams’ strong and rich talent. Special recognition was given to the eight students who earned academic excellence by consistently mainitaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, further proving their bright futures in and out of the water.

Swell.com also received special acknowledgement for their committed sponsorship and resourcefullness in promoting individual team members.

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Get It List: Fresh Looks for Under $Fitty

May 28th, 2009 | By | 1,048 Comments

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You can’t always get what you want, but this Summer, you can get a little more of what you need to look fresh. When you’re strapped for cash, but you still want to give your Juicy sweatsuits a rest, dip into our list of Summer essentials under $50. You just might find you get what you need. 

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Red Bull Riders Cup Serves To Fuel SCHS’ Fire

May 27th, 2009 | By | 1,183 Comments

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The Orange County Regional Championships, the seventh stop of the 2009 Red Bull Riders Cup season, took place this week in sunny, albeit “small” conditions. This leg saw Orange County’s best high school surfers battle it out in a series of close games. Participating high schools included San Clemente High, Newport Harbor High, Edison High, and Huntington Beach High.

In 1- to 2-foot surf at best, the SCHS team fought fiercely in some of the worst conditions they’ve had to compete in the entire year. Surfing against the local favorites of Huntington Beach, the SCHS team was plagued with high tides and drastic lulls. The event did see some highlights for the team as Dane and Patrick Gudauskas, WQS warriors and SCHS alumni, came down to root the team on and make sure the boys were focused. Dane gave an incredible speech to the team leading into the third quarter of the game.

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New at Swell: Shortstraw

May 22nd, 2009 | By | 3,431 Comments

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Have you heard of Shortstraw? It be a lot cooler if you did. Built on the joy of foam dancing in all its manifestations, this art-based, Australian-born surfwear brand offers a refreshing but less traveled approach to surf apparel. With sketched and primary color-filled tees and boardshorts, Shortstraw brings a laid-back, artistic element to the line-up.

Check out Shortstraw apparel at Swell.