Welcome to the short, fast and loud life of board #31, shaped by Matt ‘Mayhem’ Biolos. Matt’s been shaping for 28 years (he’s currently 45 years old) and is widely regarded as the best shaper for Southern California waves. But, he reaches far beyond the CA and #31 was one of thousands he made last year: “I used the foam, stringer and glass job that I use on all of Kolohe’s boards. It wasn’t a Huntington Beach go-go-go board. It was a board you could surf in powerful waves and push hard against it. It wasn’t a previously designed board, I put a bit of flare in it.
Local up and coming Orange County surf photographer Quinn Matthew just joined the ranks of the Follow the Light Foundation Finalists . FTLF helped launch the carers of past winners like Chris Burkard, Corey Wilson, Todd Glaser and dozens of Staff Photographer in the industry The most prestigious award in surf photography is announced on Tuesday 2/28 at 7pm at the Shorebreak hotel. Come witness history amongst the biggest names in surf as the 5 finalists present their slideshows of awe-inspiring surfscapes.
We caught up with Quinn to discover what drove the guy to put down his board and pick up a camera
What is it about your photography that you strive to make special and unique?
I want my photos to be impactful and leave an impression on the viewer. I want to create an image that clearly conveys an attitude or brings a subtler scene to attention. I try to put a lot of emphasis on a strong composition and creative light to make my photography stand out. (more…)
SWELL’s best surf brands convened on another party wave bender at our local neck-breaking shorey in honor of the new American themed beach gear cranking on SWELL. Special thanks to Kalani Robb and the Catchsurf crew, Globe, Roark, O’neill and Volcom. Film: Lugo
What happens when two Volcom ambassadors get together? One a European professional surfer, the other an Australian photographer. Go behind the scenes of Maud Le Car x Elle Green’s swimwear lifestyle photo shoot for SurfGirl Magazine.
Swell.com Blog. Surf, style and shop talk from the crew at the largest online surf shop.
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