SWELL emerged as the first pure-play online action sports retailer in the world in 1999 and today we continue our #FIRSTINSURF tradition as part of the global SurfStitch Group (world leaders in action sports content and online retail). As the top online beach lifestyle destination, we look to influence and set the trends by partnering with brands and athletes that bring our customer innovative products, exclusive assortment, relevant content, and exceptional service. From bringing the very best from established brands to hand selecting styles from emerging lifestyle brands, we are carefully curating a selection of apparel, hard goods, footwear, wetsuits, boards and more - all updated daily and delivered through salty and relevant content, stories, images and videos that entertain, educate and engage our customers. We may be based out of Irvine, CA but as an online retailer there are no limitations to where we can go and grow! And we are so much more than just our site. We are part of an industry leading action sports and youth culture content network under the SurfStitch Group. SurfStitch Group’s websites include the e-commerce destinations SWELL.com, SurfStitch.com and Surfdome.com as well as the surf forecasting website Magicseaweed.com, and media businesses Stab and Garage Entertainment and Production. And you’ve probably more than just heard of SurfStitch Group’s vertical brand of hard goods FCS, Gorilla, Hydro and Softech! The SurfStitch Group has operations in the UK, Australia, France, Japan and the US and employs over 500 people globally. In 2014, the SurfStitch Group listed on the Australian Stock Exchange trading under SRF. Here at SWELL, we're about shred sticks and styles that rip. Mashable lefts, and kits that are right. Dominating the line-up, but most importantly, killing it when it comes to surf and beach lifestyle.
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Irvine, US
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81 (est)
SWELL was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Irvine, US
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SWELL Office Locations

SWELL has an office in Irvine
Irvine, US (HQ)
101 121 Waterworks Way
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SWELL Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$15 m

Latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

18 years ago


SWELL's latest funding round in May 2000 was reported to be $15 m. In total, SWELL has raised $15 m
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