With the intention of showing our psych for the groms like team mom’s donut selection does oh so well, Swell kicked down some extra support for our locs on San Clemente High’s surf team this morning as they faced Newport High. Along with the high shredability of the San Clemente waves came a fresh new flag and stank-less competition jerseys. Just another way for the team to one-up the competition before knocking ‘em out of the water with thier surfing steeze.Defeat came short and swift as San Clemente took down Newport at SCHS’s home break. We’re not just fair weather fans, but it seems like the pairing of San Clemente’s best surf shop and the local talent of SCHS surf team may have given San Clemente the exclusive use of the phrase “everybody (in San Clemente) is a winner”.
For more pics of San Clemente High’s surf team go to our flickr page
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Hells yeah! We decided to bring the holiday savings to you a little early by marking down all mens’ and girls’ regular price hoodies. Just be sure to enter the code HOODIE2 in the coupon field during checkout. Fleece Navidad!
Whenever I’m at the beach, I try to pick up a few pieces of trash on my way out of the water. It harms wildlife, pollutes the water, and looks nasty.
But what about the trash we don’t see? I recently had a chance to hear Ximena Waissbluth from Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics campaign and learn a bit about the North Pacific Gyre. A gyre is sort of a vortex produced by circulating ocean currents. The problem is that more plastic trash than ever is being dumped in our oceans and these currents have created a giant garbage patch (twice the size of Texas!) in the middle of the Pacific. This story has been around for a while, but considering the speed that the patch is growing, I wanted to bring it up again.
What can we do? The main thing is: reduce your consumption of single use plastics. That means using stainless steel water bottles, reusable grocery bags, etc. The more disposable plastic you reduce from your life, the less there is to end up polluting our beaches and seas. But be forewarned: you’ll be surprised how much single-use plastics are in your daily routine once you consciously make a decision to get rid of them.
O’Neill’s Helga and Bjork have been prominently featured in the latest National Geographic Adventure. (And no, it’s not the tribal topless exposure 4th Grade fantasies are made of.) As part of the magazine’s essential gear section, the frock and the top are part of their must-have essentials for female world travelers. Apparently you can wear them for weeks on end, wash them in the sink, hit a few midnight raves in Ibizia, and then barter them for street bikes in Kuta. Click the images for a formal introduction.