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…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Life at Banzai | Koa Smith’s Triple Crown Training Koa Explains His North Shore Training Secrets with SWELL's Dane Grady
Surfer, writer, revivalist Nate Zoller left his work at SWELL a couple years ago to seek and enjoy the world’s most shred-friendly wave havens. After surgical strikes in Sri Lanka, Senegal, Iceland, North Shore HI and Mex, he’s a seasoned vet on surf survival so enjoy a free lesson on traveling smater in Bali. Words: Nate Zoller Photos: Isaac Zoller
“If Hawaii is Mecca for surfers then Bali is Eden. Made up of 85% Hindu’s, the “Island of the Gods” is home to one of the friendliest cultures on Earth. That and the fact that it is littered with world-class surf make it a mystical pilgrimage for all surfers. The winds blow offshore from March to November making the waves groomed and perfect. (more…)
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
El Salvador is not your typical surf destination, it’s a land of pumping pointbreaks with a reputation for trouble in the streets. We sent photographer Matt O’Brien to do some recon for surf survival around Punta Roca. (more…)