November 30th, 2015
Archive for the ‘Athletes’ Category
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…)
SWELL’s best surf brands convened on another party wave bender at our local neck-breaking shorey in honor of the new American themed beach gear cranking on SWELL. Special thanks to Kalani Robb and the Catchsurf crew, Globe, Roark, O’neill and Volcom. Film: Lugo
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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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…)