February 11th, 2016
Archive for the ‘Friends of SWELL’ Category
10 WAYS TO STREAMLINE YOUR SURF TRAVEL EXISTENCE 10 Pack Hacks for the Ultimate Surf Trip with Sage Erickson
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…)
Follow the Light Finalists | Quinn Matthews The Path and Passions of Local Lensman and Follow the Light Finalist
Local up and coming Orange County surf photographer Quinn Matthew just joined the ranks of the Follow the Light Foundation Finalists . FTLF helped launch the carers of past winners like Chris Burkard, Corey Wilson, Todd Glaser and dozens of Staff Photographer in the industry The most prestigious award in surf photography is announced on Tuesday 2/28 at 7pm at the Shorebreak hotel. Come witness history amongst the biggest names in surf as the 5 finalists present their slideshows of awe-inspiring surfscapes.
We caught up with Quinn to discover what drove the guy to put down his board and pick up a camera
What is it about your photography that you strive to make special and unique?
I want my photos to be impactful and leave an impression on the viewer. I want to create an image that clearly conveys an attitude or brings a subtler scene to attention. I try to put a lot of emphasis on a strong composition and creative light to make my photography stand out. (more…)