Posts Tagged ‘Swell’

June 18th, 2012 | By | 2,006 Comments

International Surfing Day 2012 Preview

International Surfing Day is celebrating it’s eighth annual event that has grown to over 200 separate events in over 25 different countries. From paddle-outs to beach clean-ups, surf movie nights to mangrove restorations, surfers across the world will be coming together on June 20th 2012 to both celebrate the sport of surfing, and to give something back to the oceans, waves and beaches that give us all so much.

As Surfrider’s exclusive retail destination, SWELL again joined the ISD celebration by taking part in the first annual live 8-hour webcast. Hosted by Chris Cote and Susan Holmes McKegan, the live broadcast will feature pro surfers, industry icons, bikini fashion models, live bands, movie premiers, eco seminars, an eco product showcase by SWELL, and more.


To commemorate our spiritual obsession with the ocean, Surfrider put together membership packages of epic proportions! For one day only, you can score a GoPro, Dakine backpack, and tons of surf gear for less than cost! They’re subsidizing the cost in honor of the ocean and to get more members, so tune in on Wednesday to get dialed into 8 hours of surf madness. Read more about the epic Surfrider membership deals here.

SWELL prides ourselves in carrying the largest assortment of eco-friendly products. The surf industry is leading the charge in front engineering products that remove waste from our oceans instead of adding more. From boardshorts made of plastic bottles, to sustainable bamboo fibers in wet-suits, we’d be hypocrites not to care for the seas, right? Checkout SWELL’s eco shop here

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May 25th, 2012 | By | 1,046 Comments

O’Neill Murca Boardshorts -Pong Meets Patriotism

The party animals at O’Neill have institutionalized beer pong as an official summer sport in America. The Murca boardshorts combine pong and patriotism, giving your beer pong team the intimidation factor necessary to edge out your competition across the table.

No gimmicks here! Murca has fully functional features designed to party-proof your game. Beer pong is a messy sport of chucking balls and chugging beers, meaning plenty of collateral damage to your favorite shorts, shirt, cellphone…and dignity. These trunks are made to submerge in and repel liquid, then dry out for the next round. And who hasn’t been forgot a ball or bottle opener? Well, Murca comes with both! The only thing they’re missing is a steam-cleaner for your beer soaked carpet.

Now that you have the gear, it’s time to make the rules of your game. Write down your house rules to avoid disputes, because it will get heated. Pick some fun rules from the SWELL party crew, but don’t enforce too many buzz-killing infractions, just have fun and drink responsibly.

  • 1. Your house, your rules
  • 2. No leaning: Thrower’s elbow cannot break threshold of table, or cup is not counted
  • 3. Both team members sink it, drinks a 3rd cup
  • 4. NBA JAM: Player who makes 3 consecutive cups, and calls “I’m heating up” on the 2nd, shoots until he misses
  • 5. No blowing: unless you’re a girl
  • 6. Bounce/bank shot: drink 2 cups
  • 7. Only 2 re-racks: Teams can request cups re-organized in more a compact area
  • 8. Accidental makes in water cup: Thrower gets cup in face
  • 9. Both team members make in same cup: Shooters throw again
  • 10. Overs: If overthrow ball is caught one-handed without bobbling, thrower drinks
  • 11. Satellite Cup: If you make it into a cup that should be drank, game over.
  • 12. Any left-over beer after the game is drank by losing team
  • 13. Gentleman’s Toss: Balls the bounce back to thrower can be re-thrown behind back with no defense
  • 14. Troll Rule: Player who doesn’t make a cup in a game, sits under the table for the entire next game (see below)
  • 15. Distractions are encouraged, but cannot block view of cup

    Troll rule enforced on Team SWELL

December 28th, 2011 | By | 4,890 Comments

Win it Wednesday: Spitfire Designs

Win It Wednesday at SWELL means we’re giving away our favorite products of the week. Our customers demand the best, so we hand pick some swag from a top ranked company to reward fan loyalty on Facebook.

Here’s how you can edge out fellow fans every week to claim the weekly sweeps.
1. Keep an eye out for the Tuesday Teaser on SWELL’s Youtube channel. This way you can start thinking of clever taglines to post on our wall which increases your chances to win.

2. Become a fan of SWELL.
3. When we announce it, sign up on the said link.
4. Refer friends to sign up. For ever refered friend that sign up, you get 5 extra entries fro yourself.
5. Tell us why you should win (odd humor encouraged)
6. If you don’t win, don’t worry. SWELL gives out freebies all the time, including a $25 giftcard for our “Fan of the Week” so keep those witty comments coming.

This week we picked the retro tools of the trade that Spitfire designed with a futuristic twist.
1. Spitfire’s retro cassette mp3 player.
This throwback beat box looks like something outta Saved By the Bell, but carries a GB of MP3. That right, it doesn’t really play tapes, but makes the perfect gym companion or 80s party favor. It even comes with headphones. A $70 values, available at SWELL.

2. The Spitfire R4 Headphones
Put some flare on your hair with these colorful earpieces. You won’t hear compliments over the top quality sound bumping these hip headphones. Spitfire Headphones Valued at $30.

3. Spitfire Retro Sunglasses
Spitfire shades are the best band for your buck in eye-wear. They took timeless retro styles like wayfarers and aviators, then threw in futuristic detailing. Live it up in these fun sunnies for under $40.

Win It Wednesday Spitfire Design

November 15th, 2011 | By | 3,642 Comments

Win It Wednesday – Autonomous Sneaky Hoody

Enter to Win The Autonomous Sneaky Hoody at

With the zip off hood the sneaky hoodie lets you easily transition from day to night. Whether you are cruising to the gym or hanging watching the game, the hoodie’s got enough secrets to keep you styled out and ready to rock.

The Sneaky Auto zip up hoody has tech features like water resistant fleece body, a removable hood, sporty thumb holes, and mp3 player pocket.

The goal at autonomous is to give you the tools to be who you want to be when you want to. They provide next generation activewear for the independent minded peeps of the world.

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AutonomousUSA donates 5% of its profits to the Prostate Cancer Foundation and Athletes for a Cure in addition to raising awareness for the cause by attending sporting events nationwide. Each pair of shorts includes a light blue drawstring to symbolize the connection between autonomousUSA and the Foundation. Did you know 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer? No? Well now you do, go get checked!

Stay autonomous.