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March 3rd, 2014 | By | 24 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Don’t be afraid to play with foreground. A lot of people get caught up in the best background for a photo.
Often, people underestimate the effect an object in the foreground can have. I like to capture moments when schools of fish are swimming between myself and the model, or have a model explore around some coral heads that lie between us.

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March 1st, 2014 | By | 12 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Walking the Plank

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One of the biggest objectives of longboarding is being able to stylishly nose ride. Today we’re going to talk about mustering up style and grace to get to the nose. Planted hail mary hang tens will come later once you’ve mastered the cross stepping.
Photo |  Chris Grant Photo
Read on for the how-to… (more…)

February 28th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

Interview: Rhythm’s Marc Llewellyn Marc Explains The Burleigh Heads Surf Culture

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SWELL: Walk us through a typical day working at Rhythm in Burleigh?
Marc: The boys normally have a little pre-work surf and the girls will do their pilates, yoga, walks or swims. A lot of us meet for coffee at Canteen then head into the office. Everyone’s pretty flat out all day but there’s definitely a lot of laughs, dance-breaks, fun and kookiness thrown amongst the seriousness. (more…)

February 28th, 2014 | By | 20 Comments

Bikini Season Yoga | Part One A Beach Body Yoga Session with Resident Yoga Instructor, Jennifer Lowe

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Yoga is a great way to help strengthen and tone your body. What sets yoga apart from other forms of exercise is the use of breath, awareness of the body and intention. Before you begin, set a clear intention for your practice. Use this intention to draw strength from during the challenging moments you may face. As you practice, use your breath to help you with the movements. Vinyasa, is a form of yoga that links breath to movement. Linking breath and movement not only helps your body move more smoothly through the postures, but it also has a very calming effect on your mind. This allows you to move with focus and ease. With these simple, yet challenging postures, focus your attention inside of your body to feel which muscles are working. Your attention to your breath, body and intention will help you become physically and mentally stronger.
Read on for the first 4 postures…
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