Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

July 28th, 2014 | By | 28 Comments

Sending It | US Open of Surfing Weekend One Photos The Sights and Frights of Surf City's Biggest Beach Party

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The sandiest sideshow in surf didn’t disappoint yet another year full of body paint and booze soaked groms soliciting all kinds of crap. Oh and there was actually some surf. Photos: Matt O’Brien   (more…)

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July 27th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

A Slice of Life | Weekend in Review: Malibu Boardriders’ Call to the Wall

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This past weekend, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to surf in the Malibu Boardriders Club 23rd Annual Call to the Wall surf contest, at the infamous Malibu Surfrider Beach. I have surfed in this event, a Coalition of Surfing Clubs contest for the past several years, representing my club: The Swamis Surfing Association. This year, I was thrilled to make the finals, but the real fun was had hanging out on the beach with some incredibly talented friends. (more…)

July 24th, 2014 | By | 17 Comments

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Coconut water. You either love it or hate it. I happen to absolutely adore it for quite a few reasons.
Lets list a few shall we. (more…)

July 22nd, 2014 | By | 20 Comments

Photo Tip | Dane Grady Follow the Light Finalist Reveals Secrets for Spicy Backlit Surf Shots

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Name: Dane Keolalani Grady
Home: Kapa’a HI
Photog Inspo: Jon Mozo
Instagram: @DaneGrady

DANE’S  BACK-LIT LENSFLARE TIP
I love the look of backlit surf. Shooting backlit waves will reward you with unique illumination to your photos, and simplify subjects into artsy silhouettes. Some of my most favorite images are backlit. There is a technique that I love to use every once in a while that gives my backlit images a bit more spice.

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