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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

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(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…)

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July 24th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Follow the Light Finalists | Quinn Matthews The Path and Passions of Local Lensman and Follow the Light Finalist

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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…)

June 4th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Behind the Scenes: Maud Le Car x Elle Green Volcom Womens Surf Ambassador in Australia


What happens when two Volcom ambassadors get together? One a European professional surfer, the other an Australian photographer. Go behind the scenes of Maud Le Car x Elle Green’s swimwear lifestyle photo shoot for SurfGirl Magazine.

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June 1st, 2015 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Shaper: DHD Interview: Stab in the Dark Winning Shaper Darren Handley

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You’ve no doubt heard the news that Aussie shaper DHD won Stab in The Dark at  global premiere in Venice Beach. The competition drew 11 of best shapers and test pilot, Julian Wilson to the table in search of the world’s best surfboard.We caught up with shaper, owner and founder of DHD, Darren Handley to understand the magic of this highly sought after board that you can only get at SWELL. Or Enter to win here.


Can you tell us what you were looking for when designing the template of this board?
I was in two minds when approach this board design. I could have gone with a design for that has worked for the past 10-12 years OR used a design that is more current, which is what Jack Freestone is riding on the DX1. In the end I decided to go with the DX1 template which performs better for bigger guys. Also factoring in the size of the surfer I thought this would be the most suited board to ride for all round conditions. (more…)