FOR KAUAI OUT LOUD! OUR DRESS LOOKBOOK HAS LANDED

February 3rd, 2009 | By | 4,004 Comments

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Looky-looky at our dress booky! We pulled out all the stops for the debut of our first ever lookbook, featuring an exotic Hawaiian photo shoot and the best in dresses for spring 2009. Is there no end to the depths we go to bring you the best in fashion and photography? Is it any wonder we’ve been the surf industry’s favorite online retailer for nearly 10 years? Can you believe you still haven’t posted our RSS feed to your Facebook page?

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SCENE AND BE SEEN: NEW SURF GALLERY TEES

February 3rd, 2009 | By | 1,364 Comments

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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…)

DAILY (ALMOST) S.C. SURF SESH FROM ASK A DUDE

February 3rd, 2009 | By | 2,358 Comments

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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

NEW FROM NIXON, HEADPHONES!

February 3rd, 2009 | By | 4,426 Comments

NIXON HAS STEPPED INTO THE AUDIO GAME, ENTER HEADPHONES! 

 

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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!