Carissa Moore Makes History With Surfer Mag Cover

April 6th, 2009 | By | 2,552 Comments

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Throughout Surfer Magazine’s illustrious multi-decade history, only a handful of women have been featured on the cover. To put it mildly, this is a VERY big deal for both Carissa and the sport of women’s surfing. At just 16, Carissa has shattered records, nabbed unprecedented sponsorship deals, and is currently saddled with lofty world title expectations. At such a young age, it’s safe to say that no other professional female surfer has ever felt as much pressure to perform.

To see how far the coverage of women’s surfing has come, check out the past Surfer Magazine covers after the jump.

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Bad Brains and Vans: Better Than Bikinis and Rap Videos

April 6th, 2009 | By | 1,563 Comments

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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.

Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

April 2nd, 2009 | By | 1,596 Comments

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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.sea-worm

Swell Tri-Blend Tees: Making the 3-Pack the New Sixer

April 2nd, 2009 | By | 2,719 Comments

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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?