Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

September 17th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Behind the Scenes | 2015 Hurley Pro Trestles Get VIP Access to the Best Surf Contest in California


Lowers locals take us in the VIP zone for an exclusive look at the Hurley Pro Trestles. Ian Crane, Nate Yeomans and Griffin Colapinto rooting for their bro “Brother” sadly he went down to Fanning. Photos: Quinn Matthews

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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…)

August 10th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Making of: Dane Reynolds’ New Vans + Launch Party Pics The Man (and Dogs) Behind Surfing Freshest New Footwear

With the help of his insta popular pooch Pam, Dane drew up a new shoe worth partying about. His new Vans are covered in k-9s and built to thrash a mini-ramp, hit the pit or stumble through the Central Coast. He unveiled his signature “Black Ball SF” style at the US Open of Surfing and the crew got loose… HB Style.

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Dane Reynolds Blackball Shoe Launch Party

Shore Break Hotel – US Open of Surfing

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July 29th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Seth de Rouet Win 2015 Follow the Light Award Event Recap of the Most Prestigious Ceremony in Surf Photography


(L-R: MC Aaron Chang, Seth de Roulet, Scotty Hammonds, Candy Moore, Woody Gooch, Quinn Matthews, John Barton)

3 Time Finalist Seth de Roulet of Santa Barbara took home top honors and a $5K check to further pursue his career in Surf Photography. Amidst the chaos of the US Open of Surfing was a display of surf media’s finest future lensmen. The 5 finalists presented their slideshows to a standing-room only crowd of the world’s best surfers for the 10th annual Follow the Light Foundation Awards”

Seth used a combination of his fine arts background and the Central CA Coast scenery to capture the vote of the judging panel made up of Peter Taras, Jeremiah Klein, Russ Hennings and more premier surf media captains.

We asked how Seth would spend the check that the late Larry “Flame” Moore wanted to fuel the talents of up-and-coming photographers,  “I am currently in construction on converting my laundry room (more…)