Posts Tagged ‘how to’

February 2nd, 2015 | By | 376 Comments

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)

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January 31st, 2015 | By | 12 Comments

DIY: Surf Wax Air Freshener

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With snowpocalypse, rain, and just downright chilly days upon us, sunny vacation inspiration is in high demand. Our solution, get cozy with some beach Pinspiration and make our house (and car) smell like sunscreen, surf wax and all things seaside. Grab bottle of Pirette and piece of felt. Space heater and bikini optional. Read on for the how-to: (more…)

January 29th, 2015 | By | 63 Comments

BYRD’S STYLING GUIDE: HOW TO USE POMADE The Newest Post-Surf Hair Products & How to Style it Right

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Designed for the gentleman surfer, Byrd products are inspired by the era when sharp grooming was an essential part of a dude’s daily routine. This spin on classic pomade was dreamed up by local Newport Beach Pro Surfer Chase “Big Bird” Wilson.  Try out Byrd Hairdo Products at SWELL and keep a tin handy!

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Chase (above) shared with us a few simple, yet essential tips to properly use his pomade.

1. Scoop out nickel sized amount and firmly massage product in hands until warm. (more…)

January 23rd, 2015 | By | No Comments

DIY | Beach Rehab Hair Mask

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Salty hair don’t care…until the sun and salt start to dry out your strands that is. After a long day in the sun, treat your thirsty beach waves with a hydrating mask… (more…)