Archive for the ‘Surf & Sport’ Category

December 1st, 2014 | By | No Comments

Interesting Human | Mike Coots Shark Attack Survivor Takes Us Surfing Pipeline with Prosthetic Leg

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Meet Mike Coots, a legendary photographer, decorated bodyboarder, shark attack survivor, and a member of the migratory pack of wave riders to hit the north shore every winter. He is one of my one of my best friends, and did I mention shark attack survivor?! Yep, when mike was seventeen he was attacked by a tiger shark on the island of Kauai while bodyboarding. Words & Photos by Dane Grady (more…)

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November 25th, 2014 | By | No 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 21st, 2014 | By | No Comments

Life at Banzai | Volcom Pipe House Tour JD Irons Takes Us Inside The North Shore's Heaviest House

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In this week’s North Shore spotlight SWELL photographer Dane Grady gets a tour of a house as hard-core as the wave it overlooks. The Volcom compound is the premier for the who’s-who of the North Shore surf scene. Posting up in front of Pipeline is not all fun and games however.

The scene is an intense atmosphere filled with battle hardened pipe warriors. Legends of past and present of the place are engraved into the books of the surf world.  Pics and Words by Dane Grady  (more…)

November 19th, 2014 | By | No Comments

Gifts for Guys | Miss Reef Calendar 2015

Follow Miss Reef around the storied tip of the Baja Peninsula – where she frolicks in waters of cabo, wanders through Mexico’s famed deserts, and the sparkling expanse of the Pacific Ocean all converge into a stunning back-drop as exotic as Miss Reef herself.
Get a copy of the 2015 Miss Reef Calendar now at SWELL  (more…)