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Last updated February 12, 2015

Swell Crate is a subscription box service for surfers.

Swell Crate is a surf shop in a box. We send you quality products you'll appreciate in and out of the water.

Swell Crate is a subscription box service for surfers.

Swell Crate is a surf shop in a box. We send you quality products you'll appreciate in and out of the water.

$1,311
pledged of $6,500pledged of $6,500 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, February 10 2015 5:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 12, 2015

About

Swell Crate is a seasonal subscription box service for surfers that delivers surf essentials like wax, ding repair kits, fin keys, sunscreen and other quality products.

We partner with trusted brands to send you things you'll appreciate in and out of the water. Why? We know no product is going to replace the experience of surfing. We're not trying to do that, but we want to help you get some waves, and being well equipped is an important part of that. 

Swell Crate is not about sending you useless surf swag. Every product we send, we've tested and endorse. We work with brands who we think deserve your attention. 

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So how did this whole idea come about? I started an online shop on my website The Hand & Eye last summer. I worked with makers to design custom products, marketed them online, and fulfilled the orders myself. I realized that I really liked sending people things they would enjoy and appreciate. I combined this idea with my love for surfing and boom...Swell Crate was born.

As a journalist, I've focused on finding people who make great products and telling their stories. I've taken this same approach to Swell Crate. Ultimately this is where I believe Swell Crate can be really valuable to subscribers. I've been working on finding useful, well-made products for the first shipment since August, and now everything is lined up and ready.

But we need your help. $6,500 is pretty much the minimum we need to pack the first shipment of boxes, buy more product for our summer shipment and keep the momentum going (We'll of course be happy if we can raise even more though). By offering a selection of funding options, we're hoping you can find a way to support the effort that works for you. 

So what's in the box? We've partnered with these great brands for our first offering:

East Surf Co. 

 Bricks Bars

Izola           

 Pickle Wax Remover

 Bombas

We think it's the perfect crate to help get you, and your board, ready for spring. Also, the retail value of the contents of each crate will always be equal or greater than what you pay for the crate. Guaranteed.

So how does this it all work out specifically?

We'll ship once a season (March, June, September, December) and we'll make sure each box fits the season (We considered a monthly shipping schedule but thought that would be overkill). In each Swell Crate, we'll include wax and surf tools, and then some other quality products you'll appreciate pre and post-surf. 

Our goal is simple: Create a business, which serves surfers by sending them products they'll appreciate and helps quality brands that want to get their goods in customers' hands.

That's it!

Thanks for checking out Swell Crate!

John

Risks and challenges

Any Kickstarter project has risks, but we think we've done a solid job minimizing them here with Swell Crate. The Swell Crate boxes are made and in our possession. We're capping orders below the number of boxes we have so we won't need to have more made before we ship. We also already have enough product to ship a significant number of boxes as well. After that, if need be, we'll go back to our partners and order more product. We've allotted time for this though, so we'll still have time get you your Swell Crate in March.

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    Thank you! You're on the team. We'll get some stickers out to you and if you're on Instagram, we want to follow you too.

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    Yes! You really want this to happen. We'll send you a Swell Crate T-Shirt so you can represent the team, even if you're not a surfer.

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    You just got yourself a Swell Crate. This is the only way to get a crate without subscribing, so good on you. Now go get some waves.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    One crate and a T-Shirt. THE COMBO REWARD.
    You'll get the spring Swell Crate and a T-Shirt.

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    Pledge $176 or more About $176

    Yes indeed! This is what it's all about! You are on the team and signed up for a full year of Swell Crate deliveries right to your door. That's four we'll ship to you (Spring, Summer, Winter, Fall). Nice work. Oh hey, you also get free shipping on all those crates.

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    Pledge $205 or more About $205

    A year's subscription to Swell Crate. A T-Shirt. Stickers. And a big thank you. You are awesome. Let's party.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Let's go surfing! If you're in the greater New York area, I will pick you up in the official Swell Crate surf vehicle and we'll go get some waves. And yes, you get all the other rewards too.

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