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May 29th, 2013 | By | 22 Comments

Expression Session: Art Brewer Surf Exhibit A Free Exhibition of Paintings, Prints & Photographs in Laguna Beach

Do you love SWELL’s lightbox imagery of dreamy surf and models? Then come enjoy the legendary work of Art Brewer on June 1st in Laguna Beach, the lensman behind the SWELL catalog and coastal lifestyle looks online.

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The Art Republic 4 Tomorrow is a rootsy little gallery in downtown Laguna Beach with a reputation for hosting epic bands and copious cups of brew. In addition to Brewer’s exhibit, the event features other surf visionaries like: Ben Brough,Thomas Campbell, Joe Curren, Harry Daily, Andy Davis, Tyler Warren and more.

What: EXPRESSION SESSION
The Surf Gallery Retrospective

When: OPENING RECEPTION
Saturday, June 1st
6 to 9 pm

Who: Special Musical Guests : The Matson 2

Where: Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow
210 North Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach CA

 

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May 25th, 2013 | By | 1,428 Comments

SWELL & Catchsurf Invade Salt Creek

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What better way to kick of summer than a celebratory soft-top session at Salt Creek Beach? So the SWELL crew called up Johnny at CatchSurf, we grabbed the best of our patriotic apparel, and charged down to take over the peak during a pumping south swell.

Click the pics to get the gear, meet the SWELL team and learn the tricks of a proper party wave.

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See the whole CatchSurf Quiver

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May 22nd, 2013 | By | 676 Comments

Roark’s Indo Inspired Giveaway

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The adventure savvy surfers at Roark recently returned from a Bintang and Barrel filled trip to indo. From wave-hunting moped missions to pick-pocketing monkeys, the Bali High collection captures essential Indo artifacts.

Those Roarkians hand picked their best bush-whacking gear to give away today only for Win It Wednesday. Get the Chugs jacket and shorts, Barong (translation: machete) trunks and an Artifacts flasky. Enter, comment, and share for more chances to win here.

May 17th, 2013 | By | 2,790 Comments

Photo Tip Of The Week Matt Kurvin Explains Shooting Different Vantage Points During a Single Session

It’s easy to find a good spot when photographing a surf session and plant yourself there for the entire time. Many times what you get are a lot of great photos, but all of them tend to be very similar in composition.

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Yes, you can shoot long lenses and short (still recommended), shoot high and low, but the vantage point remains the same. I like to move around a bit and see what I can get. or me it keeps the day exciting, because I never know what I might find.

Let’s take a recent day at Pipeline for example.

1. I  started down the beach at Rocky Point, first setting up a nice line-up shot (above)

2. Then, while still shooting from down the beach, I pulled it in a bit to capture a guy in the barrel.
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