Final score: Swell – 10, 384, 222. Everyone else: 0.
This week’s launch of our new Surf Gallery series tees marks yet another monumentous occasion, proving Swell is indeed the world’s premier surf shop. (I think we’ve been saying that since day 1, but now we say it with a lot more conviction.) Partnering with the famed Surf Gallery in Laguna Beach, we’re featuring the works of some of their most prolific artists on limited runs of highly sought after t-shirts. Renowned artists include: Harry Daily, Koji Toyoda, Julie Goldstein and Scott Richards.
In the upcoming weeks we’ll be profiling each artist, but I’d like to start with Harry Daily—being that I still owe him $30 for two signed posters I stole from him 12 years ago. (more…)
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Hey boys and girls, here’s yer surf report for Tuesday, February 3rd. Well today was an absolute gorgeous beach day! Around 80 degrees without a breath of onshore wind. Sheets. Although the weather and wind were perfectly ideal for surfing, there was unfortunately very little surf. With the tide bottoming out midday the ocean resembled Lake Titicaca in the Orange County area. Complete doo-doo. You would’ve had to have been the size of a gecko to have any fun. The good news is it looks like we have some Kamchatka/Aleutian activity headed our way for the latter part of the week. Stay tuned.
Until next time- Shoots.
-That one dude guy
NIXON HAS STEPPED INTO THE AUDIO GAME, ENTER HEADPHONES!
Nixon offers three models, the above pictured studio-type “Master Blaster“, the “Nomadic” and of course ear buds called “Wire“. Notable features of Nixon headphones include stylee faux aluminum and leather construction (the leather is real on the “Master Blasters“), stealth volume pot and detachable cord, (good if you break it as it can be replaced). The “Nomadic” and “Wire” models feature an optional mic.
I tried the Master Blasters which retail at around 200 bucks. These Headphones are substantial and comfy. The thin inconspicuous wire, unlike some stayed nicely out of my way! The firm ear surrounding leather cans did a nice job keeping out unwanted ambient noise, allowing an environment in which great sound (with a little e.q. tweaking) was easily attained. For my taste, midrange boost was required to get to get things sounding nice and warm. Lastly, I was impressed with the volume control on the right can, this proved very convenient for quick volume tweaks.
Throw on a pair of Nixon Cans, and you’ll be rocking inside and out!
You know guys, Nair isn’t just for the ladies anymore. They make a great man-scaping product for the shoulders and back that will give you the confidence to pull off the big tank trend headed for spring/summer ’09. If you hadn’t heard, wifebeaters have taken a back seat to the retro stylings of the Beach Boys tank. Made to be worn loose and easy, you’ll soon know why it’s a fav of your dad, Magnum and Dog The Bounty Hunter. Featured above is the Troy tank from The Ryde, who is slated to be the supreme leader in the sleeveless look. We suggest pairing it with Quik’s 18.5″ Zephyr cord walkshorts for a leathal early ’80s vibe that gives your fans front row tickets to the gun show.