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September 4th, 2015 | By | No Comments

The Larry “Flame” Moore Memorial at Salt Creek A slightly controversial, yet incredibly epic plaque installed by local surfers


Dana Point Local’s install a Plaque mounted rock at the Salt Creek Point Lookout in memory of Larry “Flame” Moore. Flame was the Chief Photo Editor of Surfing Magazine for 30 yrs before losing a battle to brain cancer. The beloved lensman’s surf photos put Salt Creek surf on the map and was known as a visionary for pushing progressive style of surf media.

The Plaque was installed without Orange County’s permission, but even locals and lifeguards support the idea of keeping their old friend Larry checking the point with them. SWELL proudly supports. Read more about the slightly controversial situaction surrounding the plaque below. (more…)

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May 18th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Call for Entries: Follow the Light Foundation 2015 Enter to Win $5K Surf Photography Grant




The 10th year of the Follow the Light Foundation awards is now open for entries. If you or if you know aspiring photographers, we are awarding a $5,000 grant and adding to an impressive list of accomplished photographers who got their start from the this foundation in memory of the late Larry “Flame” Moore. CUTOFF FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 15.

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December 3rd, 2014 | By | 230 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Krochet Kids Intl. #knowwhomadeit

In a garage-like, open air space, we sit amongst pictures of Ugandan and Peruvian women who are responsible for creating the amazing pieces Krochet Kids intl. have to offer this Holiday season. We meet CEO and Co-Founder Kohl, who is sporting his signature red beanie, and offers us some chips from his hidden snack drawer.

This is just one example of how down-to-earth Kohl and his team of 12 inspiring employees are. We sit behind a hidden trap door and delve into the KK intl. story … (more…)

March 21st, 2014 | By | 289 Comments

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


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…)