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May 1st, 2013 | By | 139 Comments

Maaji 2013 Collection + WIN IT!

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Made in Colombia, with love…as well as fun prints, top shelf quality and plenty on Summer inspiration. Made for surf, sand and anything else under the sun, the Maaji Swim 2013 collection brings a new wave of signature, mixed print bikinis. Named “Seaside Reverie Collection,” the whimsical ‘kinis are both playful and playable (ie – the thick fabric stays in place whilst frolicking in the waves). And as if the prints weren’t enough, each piece is reversible, so you have double the style options.

And quite possibly the BEST added bonus:
In an effort to protect your style AND the oceans, Maaji plants a tree for each suit sold. Planting a tree helps to prevent erosion, decreasing the amount of sediment that ends up in our oceans, lakes and rivers. An added bonus: each suit comes with a unique code that can be used to see where your tree was planted! To date, over 50,000 trees have been planted!

Watch + Win A Bikini after the jump (more…)

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April 22nd, 2013 | By | 3,424 Comments

WeWood Watches -150K Trees and Planting


In honor of Earth Day, SWELL salutes a brand making the world a better place. WeWood’s “Global ReLeaf Campaign” fights deforestation by planting a tree for every one of their wood watches sold. They have proudly planted over 150K trees, and the growing popularity of the lightweight wood watches is bound to “reLeaf” many more forests.

Fan Style on Instagram #WeWood
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Going green has never been so easy or fashionable, so check out these earthy WeWood time pieces at SWELL

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April 19th, 2013 | By | 666 Comments

Top 10 Environmental Surfers An Earth Day Tribute to Surfers Striving For a Cleaner Planet

10. Matt Wilkinson -Hussles Trees

It may not be his favorite kind of green, but Wilco’s eco-friendly tree pledge is keeping him fit for a big run in 2013.  Get his gear here.

9. Nate Tyler -Livin’ off the Land

Nate’s fully self sustaining Cayucos ranch doesn’t only help the earth, but makes him the healthiest surfer on the planet. Well…that, and his high performance Volcom surf gear.

8. Jack Johnson -Singing for Surfrider

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Jack is one of the most active members of Surfrider’s Oahu chapter. He regularly embarks on solo beach cleanups, and performs at Surfrider events. Join Jack and see all his Surfrider swag here.

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March 27th, 2013 | By | 4,089 Comments

2013 Follow the Light Foundation Awards Call For Entry Calling All Amateur Surf Photogs: Application For The $5K Grant Ends April 19th

San Clemente, CA: The surfing world’s most prestigious photographic award is open for entries!

Follow The Light Foundation has made a call for submissions from the world’s top young surf image-makers, who will have a chance to put themselves in the running for the top Foundation Grant of $5000.

FTLF has announced four further runner-up grants of $1000 each.
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The Grant and associated awards, including the popular People’s Choice Award, will be presented in July around the US Open of Surfing at Huntington Beach, CA (date and location to be announced).

Presented in honor of pioneering surf photography legend Larry “Flame” Moore, the Foundation’s award and associated Grant is in its eighth year.

It continues Larry’s lifelong commitment to encouraging the art and skill of surf photography. As a lensman himself, Larry pioneered numerous surf-image techniques both in and out of the water. As Surfing Magazine’s photo editor, for over 30 years he nurtured the best and brightest in the game, while always having a word of advice for the hopeful kid whose first submission crossed his desk.

Recipients of the FTLF Grant have included young champions of the surf photo world such as inaugural winner Chris Burkard and subsequent winners Matt Clark,Todd Glasser, Morgan Maassen, Ray Collins, Duncan Macfarlane and 2012’s award winner, Shawn Parkin.

2012 Winning Slideshow: Shawn Parkin

Check out SWELL’s “Follow The Light Foundation” Catalog Feature Here

FTLF judge and masterful photographer Aaron Chang says it isn’t getting any easier to pick the winners. “Over the years the judging has been increasingly more challenging, because the photographers are beginning to understand that in addition to great photography, the judges are looking for the feeling created by the overall presentation.”

Aaron thinks that along with the extraordinary exposure to key surf industry people involved in an FTLF entry, young photographers gain an extra benefit: community. “Just being able to sit and watch what your peers are presenting provides aspiring photographers with a fresh set of goals and inspiration that is very difficult to access otherwise.”

Photographers who wish to submit in pursuit of the Grant should first spend time familiarizing themselves with the rules and process of entry, which can be viewed here.

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