This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Surfing Web site based in San Juan Capistrano, California; founded in 2000 by East Coast surfers and financial analysts Jeff Berg and Nicholas Nathanson. Plugging into the late-'90s Internet boom, Berg and Nathanson were able to raise more than $20 million in venture capital to produce what they described as a "comprehensive surfing Web site." Swell.com quickly hired some of the biggest names in s...

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