Archive for the ‘HOW TO’ Category

March 21st, 2014 | By | 7 Comments

Photo Tip: Tim McCaig Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Talks Lens Choice & Foregrounds

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San Clemente’s Tim McCaig has worked  in graphic design and surf photography for The Billabong Surf team for over a decade, capturing iconic images of Andy Iron, Donovan Frankenreiter, Parko and all the boys. In honor of World Water Day 2014 Tim is dropping knowledge on photo tips that can take your surf shots to the next level. Words and Photos by Tim McCaig. See more of Tim’s Work and Enter to Win a Free Print

Tim Tips: Having lens options can give you more versatility when trying new angles. This line up shot (above) was taken in May 2013 during a combo swell at Lower Trestles (more…)

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March 4th, 2014 | By | 15 Comments

Surf & Stay on the North Shore For $20/Day How to Charge Hawaii Without Over-Charging Your Credit Card

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Nate Zoller left SWELL last year in search of the wave of his life, and he found it. He also learned a few tips to live the dream on a shoestring budget. Here’s how he swings it for $20/day. (more…)

January 14th, 2014 | By | 568 Comments

Just the Tips: Wetsuit Care Respect Your Rubber With Preventative Maintenance & Everyday Know-How

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Be patient when taking your suit on and off you dont want balloon up like the Michelin Man . Remember when putting on a zipper-less suit, roll it down like a pair of sock before stepping into it.  Also, respect your rubber with a changing mat. (more…)

January 10th, 2014 | By | 834 Comments

SWELL Surf Circuit Training 5 Exercises That Target & Strengthen Specific Surfing Manuvers

Whether you’re looking to stay in surf shape during a flat spell or aiming to push your progressive style like the dudes on the world tour, some simple routines can make you more explosive and steady in the water. Here’s our version of surf circuit training, which means you should do one routine after another and repeat. Be safe, and surf stronger!

Workout Routine: Box-Jump w/ Twist

Surf Maneuver: Snap, Aerial, tail drift, floater

Tip: Try to land as softly as possible. Think style!

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