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January 13th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Surf Photo Tip: Wave Positioning with Water Angles 19 yr old Luke Forgay On Getting in the Sweet Spot for the Shot

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Winner of Sanuk’s #TotallyBeachin Instagram contest, Orange County grom won himself a trip to shoot photos at the Pipemasters. We caught up with the little legend to see what he learned under the guise of lensman Brian Bielmann in the impact zones at Pipe & Wedge.  Follow @LukeForgay

“I like to shoot in the water as much as I can, the angles that you are able to capture in the water are second to none. Whether shooting fisheye or a longer lens in the water, angles can make or break a great photo just like with anything in photography. My favorite to shoot in water is a fisheye lens and with the surf photography market flooded with fisheye photos there are ways to differentiate your style.” (more…)

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November 25th, 2014 | By | 77 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

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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 | 137 Comments

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

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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…)