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April 26th, 2013 | By | 685 Comments

Newport Beach Film Festival: Opening Night

Opening night at The 14th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival kicked off with the West coast premier of Broadway Idiot. Green Day emceed the opening ceremony with some classic commentary that explained their unlikely road to Broadway.

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Greenday, with NBFF Founder Gregg Schwenk

Greenday urged all movie lovers to come out and witness at least 3 shows at the festival, adding it was this kind of arts and theater that re energized their creative process. Check out the lineup for the week’s festivities.

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The Voice of Action Sports, Sal Masakala. Michael Gladis of Mad Men

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April 25th, 2013 | By | 107 Comments

Photo Tip Of The Week… SURFER MAGAZINE Photog Bryce Lowe-White Talks About Tube Vision

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Zuma Beach, Los Angeles. Photo: BLW

How To Shoot a Point of View (POV) Barrel Photo
1. Use a fisheye lens and high shutter speed on a camera with a burst rate of at least 6 frames/sec
2. When a hollow wave approaches, position yourself close to the pocket like you’re about to bodysurf
3. As The lip throws, reach your camera up as high as possible in the top corner pocket of the wave
4. Keep your wrist stiff and camera as level as possible. An even horizon line makes the image pop with that realistic POV you are aiming for. And don’t forget a camera leash
5. Take a lot of photos/beatings. No matter how many images you take withthis POV nevers gets old

“With the popularity of waterproof cameras like GoPro, these days you see a lot of people swimming out into the lineup and shooting empty waves and shore break. I love trying to get these type of images looking out of the barrel to give viewers that surfers point of view. For me, these moments happen while I am swimming around in the impact zone as I am lining up with a surfer waiting for a set” -Bryce Lowe White,  Photo Editor & Video Producer | SURFER MAGAZINE

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See All the waterproof cameras here, and see Bryce’s watershots at Photoblw.com

April 22nd, 2013 | By | 2,351 Comments

WeWood Watches -150K Trees and Planting


In honor of Earth Day, SWELL salutes a brand making the world a better place. WeWood’s “Global ReLeaf Campaign” fights deforestation by planting a tree for every one of their wood watches sold. They have proudly planted over 150K trees, and the growing popularity of the lightweight wood watches is bound to “reLeaf” many more forests.

Fan Style on Instagram #WeWood
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Going green has never been so easy or fashionable, so check out these earthy WeWood time pieces at SWELL

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April 19th, 2013 | By | 363 Comments

Top 10 Environmental Surfers An Earth Day Tribute to Surfers Striving For a Cleaner Planet

10. Matt Wilkinson -Hussles Trees

It may not be his favorite kind of green, but Wilco’s eco-friendly tree pledge is keeping him fit for a big run in 2013.  Get his gear here.

9. Nate Tyler -Livin’ off the Land

Nate’s fully self sustaining Cayucos ranch doesn’t only help the earth, but makes him the healthiest surfer on the planet. Well…that, and his high performance Volcom surf gear.

8. Jack Johnson -Singing for Surfrider

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Jack is one of the most active members of Surfrider’s Oahu chapter. He regularly embarks on solo beach cleanups, and performs at Surfrider events. Join Jack and see all his Surfrider swag here.

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