SWELL sits down with Captain Fin Founder / Creative Director / All-Around Interesting Human, Mitch Abshere in their new Oceanside HQ. Enjoy an exclusive look into the origins of the company and a behind the scenes look at the Captain Fin crew. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
Meet Your Maker | Captain Fin Mitch Abshere: The Man Behind the Surf Industry's Breakout Brand of the Year
Surfer, writer, revivalist Nate Zoller left his work at SWELL a couple years ago to seek and enjoy the world’s most shred-friendly wave havens. After surgical strikes in Sri Lanka, Senegal, Iceland, North Shore HI and Mex, he’s a seasoned vet on surf survival so enjoy a free lesson on traveling smater in Bali. Words: Nate Zoller Photos: Isaac Zoller
“If Hawaii is Mecca for surfers then Bali is Eden. Made up of 85% Hindu’s, the “Island of the Gods” is home to one of the friendliest cultures on Earth. That and the fact that it is littered with world-class surf make it a mystical pilgrimage for all surfers. The winds blow offshore from March to November making the waves groomed and perfect. (more…)
Slotted in SWELL | The Suit Worn on Slater’s 720 Tech Breakdown of Kelly's Xcel Wetsuit Worn During His Portugal Punt
Call it a 540 or 720, 42yr young Kelly Slater shocked the Surfing world with a aerial rotation that defied age and gravity last week in Portugal. The suit that enabled that degree of flexibility was the new XCEL TDC drylock, their warmest wetsuit lining ever with clinically proven smart fiber technology.
Getting the Shot: When you’re shooting a wave in the distance and there is a nice bluff behind it like this, you want to compose the shot with the wave on the bottom third of the frame and the bluff taking up the top two-thirds.
Surfer: Michael Dunphy
Camera: Canon 7D
Wave: Salina Cruz