November 30th, 2015
Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category
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As many of you may know, my school, the University of California, Santa Barbara was recently shaken by a terrible tragedy. A deranged shooter rampaged through Isla Vista, the beautiful town adjacent to our campus, killing six students and injuring 13 others. Several days of shock and sadness permeated our community, and we are still in mourning to this day. In the wake of this tragedy, my friends and I, all members of the UCSB Surf Team, organized a memorial paddle out to honor our fallen Gauchos. (more…)
Take a moment to think about India. What are some of your initial thoughts? Surfing pristine peelers and cultivating social change may not be the fist thoughts to come to mind but for Crystal Thornburg-Homcy and her filmmaker husband, Dave, that’s exactly what comes to mind.
In the documentary ‘Beyond The Surface’ Ishita Malaviya, the first female surfer in India, joins five unique and talented women: Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin. They travel through Southern India exploring the ways surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity can bring hope to the people of India, and the rest of the world.
When I saw the film at the San Diego Surf Film Festival, I was extremely inspired and not one bit surprised the film won the award for best documentary of the entire fest. This is a story you don’t want to miss.
Read on for the trailer and inspirations from the crew… (more…)
The world is your gym. And actually, some of the best places to workout in the world, aren’t in a gym. (more…)
Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get inspiration from other photographers and artists. Use them as a source of inspiration, but do not imitate. If you limit yourself to recreating other works of art, you prevent the opportunity for your creative mind to grow.