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July 22nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip | Dane Grady Follow the Light Finalist Reveals Secrets for Spicy Backlit Surf Shots

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Name: Dane Keolalani Grady
Home: Kapa’a HI
Photog Inspo: Jon Mozo
Instagram: @DaneGrady

DANE’S  BACK-LIT LENSFLARE TIP
I love the look of backlit surf. Shooting backlit waves will reward you with unique illumination to your photos, and simplify subjects into artsy silhouettes. Some of my most favorite images are backlit. There is a technique that I love to use every once in a while that gives my backlit images a bit more spice.

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July 18th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip | Rambo Estrada Follow the Light Finalist Explains the Effects of Shutter Speeds

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Name: Rambo Estrada
Home: Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Years shooting: Land – 7, water – 2
Instagram: @ramboestrada

RAMBO’S  SLOW SHUTTER TECHNIQUES
Generally with surf photos I shoot at around 1/1000th of a second to freeze the action for a crisp sharp image. But sometimes shooting at a slower shutter speed can give you some interesting results. (more…)

July 3rd, 2014 | By | No Comments

Party Flavors | Summer Drink Inspo 5 Tools for Turning Up Your Summer Libation Celebration

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Drink Responsibly -Don’t Send It Too Hard Por Favor – 21+

Top surf brands submit their favorite tools for getting turnt.

1. Sanuk’s Mini Melon Infusion

This vodka infused mini melon isn’t from some pinterest inspo, its courtesy of our favorite savages at Sanuk.

How: Buy a mini watermelon at a local produce supplier or more commonly found at farmers markets.
-Using a chopstick, puncture the melon and lightly churn the insides to increase absorption
-Shove minibar vodka bottle into the hole and refrigerate to allow absorption for no less that 3 hours. (more…)

July 2nd, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Meet Your Maker: Katin See How Katin's Custom Surf Styles are Made - From The Sketchbook To SWELL

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Ask any surfer what the name ‘Katin’ means to them and they’ll claim the K-man invented boardshorts in the 1950′s and started the renowned surf competition, the Katin Classic Pro/Am. These pioneers were born in Surfside, CA and in an era of out-sourcing, still keep their production at home in SoCal. Given their commitment to quality, American-made goods, we’re stoked to feature Katin in SWELL’s Locals Only collection.

Take a tour of the Katin USA design and production headquarters with Justin Rogina (left) and Mac Beu –  (more…)