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May 25th, 2013 | By | 2,371 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 | 697 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 | 3,537 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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May 15th, 2013 | By | 107 Comments

Sterling Spencer Loves Recycling

Sterling Spencer aka Centaur, aka Sad Clown, aka Chancho, aka Hipster in training, has added “mad scientist” to his resume. He’s taking single use plastics out of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, and into radical new Billabong Recycler Series Boardshorts.

About Sterling:

Years Surfing? 17.
Hometown: Gulf Breeze, Florida
Favorite Spot? Cola Point.
What kind of car do you drive? A van.
Favorite Food? Curry.
Who or what inspires you? Good humans, humans that do good, goodness of humans, the human goodness.
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What’s your idea of perfect happiness? Jumping off a diving board into a pool of money like in Duck Tales.
What person do you most admire? My father.
What’s your greatest extravagance? I’m too cheap.
What word or phrase do you most overuse? Hey…you know de rules.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? I birthed a baby once.
If you could, what or who would you come back as in your next life? A Billabong recycled boardshort.