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September 8th, 2013 | By | 492 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Billabong Designer Ed

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SWELL tracked down the man behind the Showdown shirt and the best wovens for the fall. Eddie at Billabong is a true legend, heres why he’s claiming contrast pockets are pertty happnin’

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Tell us about the pattern origin

Eddie:  The pattern was actually inspired by ethnic prints and patterns we came across in our travels. It’s a dyeing technique called Ikat and its been used all over the world ranging from Southeast Asia to South America to the Middle East and even further (more…)

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September 4th, 2013 | By | 29 Comments

SWELL Eats | Tahitian Poisson Cru

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Food trucks in Tahiti are no trend, its a staple source for grinds that fuel the boys charging chopes. SWELL’s Tahiti surf photographer Domenic Mosquiera shares his favorite dish from “Les Roulottes” aka the nightly Food Truck gathering near the recent Billabong Pro Tahiti contest.

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Domenic (Left) Jamie O’Brien and John John Florence take a break from (more…)

August 8th, 2013 | By | 119 Comments

Photo Tip of the Week | Domenic Mosquiera

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Teahupo’o resident and Follow the Light finalists Domenic Mosquiera explains how he endures those marathons swimming sessions to get that shot at Chopes. Dom will SWELL man at the end of the road for the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti, so stay tuned for tube vision of the Tahitian underground.

Photo Tip: Swim Longer, Smarter.  (more…)

July 26th, 2013 | By | 5 Comments

Photo Tip | Follow the Light Edition -Mark McInnis Follow the Light People's Choice Award Winner Explains Planning the Shot

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Compose your shot before you shoot it. As a photographers, we are always working. Even if we’re driving around without a camera, it’s imperative that we keep our eyes peeled for possible locations to shoot. If you see something interesting, note the time of day, the location and what you want to photograph there. And even if you’re showing up to shoot at a location that you’ve never been to, find something interesting about it. Maybe it’s a background or a foreground. Maybe that means walking half a mile down the beach and shooting pulled back. (more…)