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June 4th, 2014 | By | 450 Comments

Behind The Scenes: June 2014 Catalog Photoshoot SWELL Models Kick Off Summer in the Heat of the California Desert Sun

BEHIND THE MID-SUMMER 2014 STYLE GUIDE
Oh, hey there summer. We’ve missed you. Adding to the list of missed things: bikinis, tan lines, sandals, salt-crusted everything, sherbert sunsets and sandy buns. With bikini season in full swing, it’s time to talk about the crème de la crème of crop tops, cheeky bottoms and cover-ups. The best of beach and boardwalk. Read through the guide for some mid-summer style inspiration…

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June 3rd, 2014 | By | 55 Comments

How To: Catch a Party Wave Catchsurf Partywave Pro Johnny Redmond Explains the Art of Hot Dogging

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Johnny Redmond stole the show once again in the 2nd annual Party Wave Patriot Session at Salt Creek, and he’s giving you a free lesson on going nuts in the summer surf.

The Flying Salamander: (above) “It’s rarely caught on film so this was like finding a four leaf clover. This is truly a feather in my cap”

Just aim for a closeout section and project your board through the lip, kicking out the back of the wave and stretch all fours like a Richard Simmons workout video

 
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May 30th, 2014 | By | 58 Comments

Behind the Cover | Jon Steele Featured SWELL Catalog Photog Walks Us Through His Ecuadorean Covershot

Jon Steele stops by the SWELL shop to share his Ecuadorean discovery. (more…)

May 22nd, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong’s Ryan Milner Billabong Graphic Illustrator Gives Insight to Action Sports Art Inspo

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 What path did you follow to arrive at your Billabong art career?

From the beginning, I was blessed with great parents who fostered a creative environment and pushed me to do what I love. When I realized I wanted to pursue art for a living, I was intimidated, but worked as hard as possible. I eventually was accepted to Cal State Long Beach, where I majored in Illustration.

After graduating, (more…)