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January 29th, 2015 | By | 110 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…)

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January 21st, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

Surf Cinema: Wet Dreams A Super 8 Film Featuring Style Master Tyler Warren by Tatsuo Takei

Wet Dream is the new and highly anticipated surf film about Tyler Warren and his travels in search of good waves. It’s shot entirely on Super 8 film by Japanese photographer and filmmaker Tatsuo Takei.

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Locations: California, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America (more…)

January 15th, 2015 | By | 102 Comments

Top 5 New Surf Brands of 2015 Our Favorite New Surf Brands Joining the SWELL Beach Party

5. OTIS EYEWEAR

Besides Beckham being caught snapping selfies in these styles, the mineral glass is super scratch resistant and stylish as hell. Oh ya, their surf team is pretty legit too with Luke Davis and Mitch Crews leading the charge.
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We couldn’t be more stoked these shades finally made their way over from Australia. Snag OTIS at SWELL while we have em. (more…)

January 13th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Surf Photo Tip: Wave Positioning with Water Angles 19 yr old Luke Forgay On Getting in the Sweet Spot for the Shot

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Winner of Sanuk’s #TotallyBeachin Instagram contest, Orange County grom won himself a trip to shoot photos at the Pipemasters. We caught up with the little legend to see what he learned under the guise of lensman Brian Bielmann in the impact zones at Pipe & Wedge.  Follow @LukeForgay

“I like to shoot in the water as much as I can, the angles that you are able to capture in the water are second to none. Whether shooting fisheye or a longer lens in the water, angles can make or break a great photo just like with anything in photography. My favorite to shoot in water is a fisheye lens and with the surf photography market flooded with fisheye photos there are ways to differentiate your style.” (more…)