SCHS Surf Team Spotlight: Jeremy Carter

April 7th, 2009 | By | 3,474 Comments

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Living a life of contradiction isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it can give you an incredible advantage over your competition. Take Jeremy Carter for example. To his friends he’s known as being incredibly unpredictable. But to his opponents, he’s recognized as one of the most consistent amateur surfers in the nation. And having recently earned the title of JV State Champ, this dynamic is clearly working for him. Surprisingly, Jeremy has been surfing for less than six years, and competing for only two. But with the steady amount of success he’s already achieved, he’s well on his way to securing a spot on the 44.

Hit the jump for Jeremy’s complete bio.

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Full Throttle Motorcycle Jackets

April 7th, 2009 | By | 3,755 Comments

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The motorcycle jacket is one badass trend. Seen revving up the runways and red carpets, this look is sure to become one of your spring essentials. It can easily be paired with your favorite warm weather dress for an instantly polished look. The motorcycle jacket also works great with skirts, tailored pants and jeans. Without a doubt this classic and versatile jacket is a smart investment. I know you can’t wait to start wearing your sundresses—and now you finally have the perfect excuse.

HURLEY LILLA YC MOTO JACKET

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 | 1,731 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.