January 28th, 2016
Archive for the ‘Athletes’ Category
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.
Shop Dane’s Shoes, and enjoy the party pics below
Dane Reynolds Blackball Shoe Launch Party
Shore Break Hotel – US Open of Surfing
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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…)
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