Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

April 6th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

A Slice of Life | New Guest Blog Series from Stephanie Schechter

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Meet SWELL’s newest guest blogger…Stephanie Schechter! You might know her as the “Watermelon Girl” if you’re social media savvy, but there’s more to this San Diego-raised water baby than her fruit-themed Insta-personality.
So why do we thing she’s so…SWELL?
* She’s a true beach baby. She began competing and picking up sponsors while most of us were still picking up Lego pieces.
* The girl has style, by sea and by land!
* She had us at “Watermelon.”

Look forward to travels, cross-steps, and, of course, all things watermelon, with Stephanie on her new SWELL Series, Slice of Life….

(Pictured: Tori Praver Bikini | Element Hat | Pura Vida Bracelets)
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March 29th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Introducing Young Gun Tia Blanco

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Ever wondered what it takes to transform your love of surfing into a career? Young gun Tia Blanco will tell you it takes a lot of time in the water, training, and dedication. Sheer style and bubbly personality don’t hurt either.
Interview + Tia’s Green Smoothie Recipe after the break…

Photos courtesy of REEF
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March 22nd, 2014 | By | 199 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Big Wave Champ Bianca Valenti Big Wave Surfing, Inspiration + Training Tips

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How many of you think riding 3 foot waves is fun? Hands in the air galore. How about 30 feet plus? Crickets. Riding big waves takes a special kind of person and there is a class all on its own for these “special” people. It takes someone with loads of surf skill and courage to take off on a massive wall of water and call it fun. Someone like Bianca Valenti. (more…)

March 14th, 2014 | By | 94 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews | ASP Rookie Dimity Stoyle

Started form the bottom now she’s there…slashing her way to a 9.13 at the Roxy Pro last week. Photo: ASP/Cestari

As ASP’s breakthrough performer of 2013, young Aussie Dimity Stoyle is making her debut into the big leagues as a rookie on the world tour this year.  With a solid goal to make it onstage to pop some champagne in celebration of a WCT win, this rookie is bound to give the vets a run for their money.

Juxtaposed with her competitive nature is a creative nature that loves to paint, hand-shape boards, and tune into quality music. Full of passion and gratitude for the tour lifestyle, Dimity is one to inspire and motivate surfers all over the world. Read on for a glimpse into the mind of Dimity… (more…)