Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

November 25th, 2014 | By | 71 Comments

Gifts for Guys | GoPro Hero4 The Best Gift Idea in Action Sports is Here to Stoke Out Surfers Everywhere

The wait is over just in time to gift that guy (or girl) your list who’s impossible to shop for. The GoPro Hero4 is the ultimate hookup for a surfer or adreneline junkie. Short on funds? Grab a surfboard mount or gopro accessory for around twenty bucks. Enjoy the countless crazy ways to GoPro below, and check out the GoPro Hero4+ at SWELL

Meet Kama the surfing pig and owner Kai Holt (above)

Location: Sandy Beach, Oahu
GoPro Mount: Soft Top Screw Mount



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November 14th, 2014 | By | No Comments

SWELL Drinks |Turk’s Irish Coffee A Sea Worthy Holiday Libation From the Best Bar in America


This staple watering hole in South Orange county sits on the Dana Point Harbor and pours drinks fit for the saltiest sailors around. Turk’s is hands down SWELL’s favorite bar in the world, from the skylight fish tank to the strongman photos of Turk himself, SWELL’s end of summer party went bonkers in this place. (more…)

November 11th, 2014 | By | 140 Comments

Life at Banzai | Koa Smith’s Triple Crown Training Koa Explains His North Shore Training Secrets with SWELL's Dane Grady


Welcome to a weekly series of North Shore diaries showing the faces and places on the front-lines of worlds most core surf community.  25 yr old Hawaiian lensman Dane Grady won SWELL’s Follow the Light Foundation Photography Award, and now he’s spending the winter on the 7 mile miracle to bring you the best of his Hawaiian surf culture. (more…)

October 13th, 2014 | By | 90 Comments

Behind the Cover | Ryan Craig Follow The Light Winner Talks Us Through the October Covershot

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