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October 6th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Road Tripping | El Salvador The Do's and Don'ts of Safe Surf Travels in Central America

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El Salvador is not your typical surf destination, it’s a land of pumping pointbreaks with a reputation for trouble in the streets.   We sent photographer Matt O’Brien to do some recon for surf survival around Punta Roca. (more…)

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August 15th, 2014 | By | 58 Comments

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 | 1,612 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 | 3,113 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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