Billabong Announces Its 3rd Annual Design for Humanity Headliners: The Airborne Toxic Event

May 21st, 2009 | By | 972 Comments

Irvine, CA – (May 18, 2009) — Billabong USA is proud to announce that highly acclaimed alt-rockers, The Airborne Toxic Event, and indie pop stars, Iglu & Hartly, will perform live at the 3rd Annual Design For Humanity event on June 17, 2009 at Avalon/Bardot in Hollywood. Design for Humanity, Billabong’s charitable initiative, will benefit charity: water (, a non-profit organization that works to bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. One hundred percent of ticket sale proceeds will go to charity: water. (more…)

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East Coastin Tour Send Off for the Dude and His White Van

May 20th, 2009 | By | 1,785 Comments


Swell’s most colorful (in terms of nail color and personality) surfer is embarking on an East Coast escapade; surfing, stylin’, and living in a white van down by the river (or wherever he can get away with really). Swell sent him off today with a sparkly banner, clean and freshly stickered van, and two economy-sized boxes of Cheez-Its. 

Read on for more pics and good stuff. (more…)

SCHS Surf Team Claims ISF State Title

May 20th, 2009 | By | 880 Comments


Their trophy case must be getting pretty crowded. This past weekend the SCHS surf team took home their second state title of the season with big wins at the Interscholastic Surfing Federation championships in Oceanside. Both the  boys shortboard team and bodyboard team won their events, while the boys longboard team and girls shortboard teams were runners-up in their divisions.

The team will compete again this weekend in Huntington Beach at a regional qualifier of the Red Bull Riders Cup, followed by the year-end showdown for the NSSA’s national team title on June 17-20 at Salt Creek in Dana Point.

Extensive photo coverage appears after the jump. Special thanks to Fred Swegles. (more…)

Swell’s Weekly Playlist

May 19th, 2009 | By | 7,177 Comments


Here’s some killer tunage to get your week started right. Turn it up, rock out, make a video of you singing to it on youtube…whatever rocks your wold. Just don’t forget to get a good stretch in before you start the leg kicks.  

As a side note, you want to check King Khan’s Myspace page for some inspiring wardrobe selections and dance moves. Trust me, you do. Oh, and his gold-gilded crew is on tour right now. You definitelywant to see this one–you might not know it yet, but you do. 

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