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September 17th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Fall Surfboard Guide 2014 Pick The Perfect Sled for Any Surfer in Any Conditions

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Pure Progressive Performance
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Featured Board:  Lost Sub Buggy

Team Rider Inspired: Kolohe Andino
Ideal Wave: Chest-High Trestles
Fin of Choice: FCS 2 Carbon Mayhem

Matt Biolos’ latest work with Kolohe is a smash-up hybrid of the Sub Driver and Beach Buggy. Designed for surfing small waves with a “good wave” approach. Fast and foiled for on rail surfing, but full and forgiving for sub-par and sloppy surf.

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September 2nd, 2014 | By | No Comments

SWELL Sweeps | Superbrand Unit Giveaway

Literally cut from the same thread, Superbrand’s apparel inspo come straight from their Carlsbad shaping bay. In honor of their new line of board driven clothes we’re giving one lucky surf fan a Unit Surfboard and Inlay pocket Tee. (more…)

August 19th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

How It’s Made… In The Shade Brother-Sister Design Duo Collab on Tropical Billabong Graphic Art

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SWELL took a quick trip to the Billabong Merchandise & Design dept to meet the Brother-Sister team behind this radical new of tropical tee in the August  SWELL Catalog

SWELL: Ryan, what’s your role in the Billabong M&D team?

RM: I’m a Senior In-House Artist for Billabong USA. Among various creative duties, I primarily design graphics and artwork for the Men’s tee shirt line, working everyday with type, illustration and graphic design. It’s always pumping and each day is a new adventure in a fast paced creative atmosphere–I love it! (more…)

July 29th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

Photo Tip | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Finalist Teaches Techniques for Toggling Auto-Focus

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Name: Ryan “Chachi” Craig
Home: Santa Cruz, Ca
Photog Influences: Chris Van Lennup, Nelly, Corey Wilson, Burky, Aaron Chang
Instagram: @Chachfiles
Daily Driver:  Canon 7D

Back button auto-focus is your friend. I’m sure at this point we all know that on a majority of digital SLR cameras – you have two different buttons to press to activate the auto-focus. The shutter button when pressed half way and the button on the back of your camera named AF-On (I’m referring to Canon DSLRs). (more…)