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July 12th, 2013 | By | 728 Comments

This Band Doesn’t Suck | The Growlers

The Growlers Sound…According to Alex Knost
“They have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to “bend sound” in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade. They are the result of a combination of skilled modern engineering techniques and the very finest outdated recording and amplified equipment.”

Formed in: A garage in Dana Point in 2006…like any good band, duh.

Genre: Beach Goth, a combination of Garage rock, psychedelic rock

Members:
Brooks Nielson -Vocals
Scott Montoya -Drums
Matt Taylor -Lead guitar, vocals
Anthony Perry- Bass
Kyle Straka -Rhythm guitar and keyboard

Next Big Show: Outside Lands

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Get styled out for the next Growlers Show with grunge approved goods from the Billabong Garage Collection, and Brixton.

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July 11th, 2013 | By | 1,109 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Seth De Roulet

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“My photo tip is research. To many photographers don’t spend the time to understand their subjects and what they are trying to achieve. Researching photographers before you will help you to pre visualize what you want to achieve before you swim out. I think it also helps to see whats been done already so you can do something different” Darshan Gooch (above) can bust airs or ride Alias, so Seth accounted for the waves, rider and board for this POV.

More about FTLF Finalist, Seth De Roulet

Favorite Surfer to Shoot: Andrew Bennett and Bobby Martinez. Andrew Bennett because it usually means we are somewhere else in the world and getting barrels big enough to fit a house in.

I always enjoy shooting Bobby Martinez because his surfing is not like any other surfer. His style is truly unique and that is pretty rare these days. (more…)

July 10th, 2013 | By | 2,326 Comments

Found Awesomeness | Trestles Treasure

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At a place where more people get snaked, hopped and dropped in on, its nice to see someone not get burned for once. Hopefully the poor guy finds this, or the pack at lowers might have one less dude.

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July 9th, 2013 | By | 1,190 Comments

Meet The 2013 “Follow the Light Foundation” Finalists -Who Will Win the $5K Surf Photography Grant In Honor of Larry “Flame” Moore?

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Meet the 2013 class of water photogs in the running for the award that has launched the careers of legendary lensmen like Chris Burkard, Todd Glaser and Morgan Maassen.

Trevor Moran -New Jersey

SWELL will award one up and coming surf photographer a $5,000 grant during The US Open of Surfing at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach on Tuesday July 23rd. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The reception begins at 7:00PM; The Shorebreak Hotel is located at 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (more…)