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August 15th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Sending It | Billabong Pro Tahiti Carnage A Look Back at Chopes Chargers Paying the Toll in Tahiti

With an XXL Swell on the way for the 2014 Billabong Pro Tahiti we’re in store for another dose of drillings for our viewing displeasure. Enjoy cringing through the past few years of Teahupo’o carnage and stay tuned on the live contest feed to see Kelly Slater start off the show.

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October 11th, 2013 | By | 1,392 Comments

Roadtripping | Hollister Ranch The ins-and-outs of scoring rights-and-lefts on California's Central Coast

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30 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara is Gaviota Campground, the base camp for south swell surgical strikes.  Santa Barbara locals are very proprietary about the fickle surf that squeaks through the Channel Islands, so keep a low-profile and take a free lesson from the SWELL team. (more…)

June 6th, 2013 | By | 2,988 Comments

Photo Tip

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Photo Tip of the Week from SWELL Photographer, Jeff Sipper:
[On choosing the best camera] “Any camera these days will do a decent job. Any entry level DSLR has more power in it than some of the pro model cameras from a few years ago. Technology always trickles down. But, remember, it’s not the camera that takes good pictures, it’s the photographer.”

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April 4th, 2013 | By | 1,504 Comments

Surfing Power Couple: Ola & MBW

She’s The Face of Roxy Surfing, and he’s perfect-10 scoring Triple Crown contender. Ola Elogram and Monyca Bryne Wickey are engaged and continue to make the Hana Coast of Maui proud.

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The two grew up next door to each other and started dating 8 years ago when both of their pro surfing careers took off. They train, travel, and can be seen partying with fellow power couple Laura Enever & Granger Larsen. Follow the soon to be married Hawaiians @MonycaBW @OlaEleogram

Monyca is a fitness and fashion guru for Roxy’s web series and is credited for progressing womens surfing in the film Leave A Message

See all the Roxy Styles from MBW and her bestie Kelia Moniz’s trip here

Ola is a WQS journey-man touring mostly sponsorless, but is known to ride SUPERbrand boards in mental edits like this.