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SWELL Shopping Guide
Founded in 1999, SWELL has become one of the largest online action sports retailers. SWELL has been specializing in the surfing lifestyle since the Irvine, California-based company first opened up shop. They pride themselves on their “First in Surf” tradition of finding the latest and greatest clothing and surf gear. SWELL makes clothing for anyone with a love for beaches and hittin’ the waves. SWELL has surf-themed clothing available for all ages (even babies and toddlers) and gear for people new to surfing. They also have gear for pro surfers. Browse the SWELL website to discover great apparel and accessories to hit the waves in style.
If you’re a first-time visitor to SWELL.com, then you’ll be stoked to find a website that’s easier to navigate than a perfect wave. At the top of the homepage, you’ll find a search bar and live support chat option to assist you with your shopping experience.
The main toolbar has simple categories that expand into a vast set of subcategories. Main categories include men’s, women’s, kids, footwear, accessories, surf gear, collections, sale, and brands. When you browse through one of these main categories, you’ll be able to filter your search by gender, department, category, brand, size, color, and price range. This allows you to search as broadly or narrowly as you wish.
What Does SWELL Sell?
A better question would be what doesn’t SWELL sell for surfers? This website has everything from clothing and wetsuits to surfboards and beach accessories. Searching the toolbar on SWELL’s homepage can help you locate what you’re looking for. If you’re just generally browsing, you can find all types of clothing for men, women, and children. Find big-name brands such as RVCA, Volcom, Hurley, Patagonia, Quiksilver, Reef, and more.
If you’re a guy looking for a new pair of boardshorts or you need a new sweatshirt for cold weather beach visits, SWELL has you covered. Maybe you’re a woman who wants to add a new maxi dress or find a new bikini before summer? SWELL not only has a wide array of women’s clothing but also swimwear, intimates, and jewelry. SWELL even has clothing categories for teens, children, and babies so the whole family can join in on the fun.
Wetsuits & Accessories
Looking for a new wetsuit or rash guard? SWELL has it all. Whether it’s a fullsuit, springsuit, boots, gloves, or surfable swimwear, SWELL has dozens of options for wetsuits available in-stock.
Accessories are also crucial for any successful surfer to have. Want a new backpack or bag to stash your gear in while you’re in the water? SWELL has it. Need a new waterproof watch or pair of waterproof earbuds to listen to your favorite playlist while riding an epic wave? SWELL’s got you covered. Other accessories range from towels and barnacle speakers to cameras and sunglasses. SWELL is a one-stop-shop for everything beach and surf.
Checking out on SWELL.com
After you’ve spent some time browsing SWELL’s online shop, you have the option to either save your items to a wish list (which you can revisit later if you decide to make the purchase) or go straight to checkout. You’ll have the option to pay $4.99 for specialized gift-wrapping if the item is for someone else, or you can proceed with checking out.
Sales tax, if applicable, is included after you enter your shipping zip code. From there, you’ll be told when the item is shipping and a date range in which you can expect your package to arrive. Convenient, right?
For credit card payment methods, you have the choice between Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. You also have the option of paying with PayPal, with a bank deposit, or with a gift certificate (digital certificates are available for sale on the website).
If you run into problems while shopping on SWELL.com or you simply have a question about an item, SWELL has many different modes of contact.
You can either open up the live chat with a representative directly on their website (available Monday through Friday, 7am to 6pm, PST). You can call customer service at 1-800-255-7873 (same hours as live chat). You can always email a customer service representative at [email protected]. The website says you can expect a reply within 1-2 business days if you contact them via email.
Their headquarters are located in California at the following address:
121 Waterworks Way, Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Fun Facts about SWELL
SWELL has a fantastic blog with style advice and how-to guides. You can also find surfing-related news and interviews with athletes. The photography featured on the SWELL blog is particularly noteworthy and worth checking out.
SWELL has a special section dedicated to Surfrider Foundation branded clothing and items. The organization is dedicated to eco-conscious ventures, such as reducing pollution on coasts, eliminating plastic pollution in oceans, protecting public beach access, marine conservation efforts, and more. 100% of the profits from items sold in this category are donated to the Surfrider Foundation. Best of all, SWELL’s items come in recyclable packaging that is better for the environment.