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February 3rd, 2015 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Using iPhone Ollo Lenses Elevate Your iPhone Picture Game with 5 Basics Tricks to Use Clip-On Lenses

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New to the SWELL Surf Shop, Ollo Lenses lets your phone capture museum worthy shots. Friend of SWELL Chris Burkard swears by the clip-on lenses, so maybe you’ll also get half a million instagram followers with Ollo clip-on Lenses

1. Focus on what’s important with the Fisheye lens.
Before shooting with a fisheye lens, determine the most important elements in your composition (placement or arrangement of visual elements). The subject you focus on will be sharp and clear but peripheral elements that are away from the center of the picture will have a characteristic fisheye stretch. Background elements are generally secondary when using this lens, so your foreground subjects must be able to carry the composition and provide power to the image.

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2. Keep the foreground free. (more…)

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February 2nd, 2015 | By | 257 Comments

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)

January 30th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Volcom Pipe Pro: Day 1 Highlights Pipeline Goes Berserk for the All-Hawaiian Opening Round of the 2015 VPP

The all-Hawaiian Round of 112 saw nothing but epic Pipeline conditions from start to finish, and the highlight of the day was the Volcom Last Chance Qualifier (VLCQ) heat where 8 Pipe veterans delighted the crowd with mind-blowing Pipe and Backdoor barrels.

In honor of the warrior worthY event, we’re giving away official Volcom Pipe Pro Tote Bags with $50 men’s purchases on SWELL (more…)

January 29th, 2015 | By | No Comments

BYRD’S STYLING GUIDE: HOW TO USE POMADE The Newest Post-Surf Hair Products & How to Style it Right

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Designed for the gentleman surfer, Byrd products are inspired by the era when sharp grooming was an essential part of a dude’s daily routine. This spin on classic pomade was dreamed up by local Newport Beach Pro Surfer Chase “Big Bird” Wilson.  Try out Byrd Hairdo Products at SWELL and keep a tin handy!

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Chase (above) shared with us a few simple, yet essential tips to properly use his pomade.

1. Scoop out nickel sized amount and firmly massage product in hands until warm. (more…)