Archive for the ‘SURF’ Category

March 26th, 2014 | By | 735 Comments

Burgerama Festival Recap Photos from The Observatory's Biggest Indie Rock Festival in Costa Mesa, Ca


Festival Season rolls on with Everyone’s favorite garage-punk label hosting more than 50 bands in the Burger Records family, from indie-psychos like The Growlers and The Black Lips, to protopunkers like Death. Enjoy the shows through SWELL’s beer goggles.  (more…)

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March 24th, 2014 | By | 449 Comments

9 Essential Tips for Surviving Music Festivals Party Proof Your Festivities with SWELL's Pre-Coachella Checklist


Brixton and Juxtapoz Magazine threw the Sight & Sound at the Yellow Jacket Social Club in Austin, Texas during SXSW. Enjoy the evidence and lessons we learned during the rockin Brixton bender.  (more…)

March 22nd, 2014 | By | 892 Comments

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


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 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…)