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March 24th, 2014 | By | 9 Comments

9 Essential Tips for Surviving Music Festivals Party Proof Your Festivities with SWELL's Pre-Coachella Checklist

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Brixton and Juxtapoz Magazine threw the Sight & Sound at the Yellow Jacket Social Club in Austin, Texas during SXSW. Enjoy the evidence and lessons we learned during the rockin Brixton bender.  (more…)

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March 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Tim McCaig Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Talks Lens Choice & Foregrounds

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San Clemente’s Tim McCaig has worked  in graphic design and surf photography for The Billabong Surf team for over a decade, capturing iconic images of Andy Iron, Donovan Frankenreiter, Parko and all the boys. In honor of World Water Day 2014 Tim is dropping knowledge on photo tips that can take your surf shots to the next level. Words and Photos by Tim McCaig. See more of Tim’s Work and Enter to Win a Free Print

Tim Tips: Having lens options can give you more versatility when trying new angles. This line up shot (above) was taken in May 2013 during a combo swell at Lower Trestles (more…)

March 18th, 2014 | By | 195 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Corey Wilson x Tavik The Man Behind The SWELL x Tavik Exclusive Beachy Bum iPhone 5 Case

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He’s a Surfing Magazine Staff Photographer, Follow the Light Finalists, Tavik Ambassador, DJ and the creator of the spiciest damn iPhone 5 case that is blowing minds in the surf world.  Corey Wilson and Miles from Tavik are known to run amuck in through the sands of Newport Beach, and have a knack for capturing magical (more…)

March 13th, 2014 | By | 182 Comments

Wish You Were Here | Playa Negra The Real Surf Trips Crew Guides Us Through The Costa Rica Surf Scene

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With South Swells’ tricking into the long -rage forecast, surfers are scrambling to book tickets to the tropics. Bob Witty of Real Surf Trips opened his home to the SWELL crew and dialed us into scoring the world class right hander at Playa Negra .   Photos: by Tony Robertsmap (more…)