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January 13th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Surf Photo Tip: Wave Positioning with Water Angles 19 yr old Luke Forgay On Getting in the Sweet Spot for the Shot

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Winner of Sanuk’s #TotallyBeachin Instagram contest, Orange County grom won himself a trip to shoot photos at the Pipemasters. We caught up with the little legend to see what he learned under the guise of lensman Brian Bielmann in the impact zones at Pipe & Wedge.  Follow @LukeForgay

“I like to shoot in the water as much as I can, the angles that you are able to capture in the water are second to none. Whether shooting fisheye or a longer lens in the water, angles can make or break a great photo just like with anything in photography. My favorite to shoot in water is a fisheye lens and with the surf photography market flooded with fisheye photos there are ways to differentiate your style.” (more…)

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January 11th, 2015 | By | No Comments

A Slice of Life | Polar Plunge

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Last weekend, I thought for some reason it wouldn’t be freezing to jump into the pacific without a wetsuit, in California, in the middle of winter. I was wrong. It was cold. But, it was totally worth it! After the initial shock of the frigid waters (and after my extremities went numb…) I sort of got used to the temperature and really enjoyed feeling free to swim around without any neoprene restricting my movements! I exited the ocean feeling fresh, renewed, and ready to face any challenges that come my way this year.

Pictured: L*Space Bikini
Photo: Ronald Hons

January 8th, 2015 | By | No Comments

#SWELLivin

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I’ve lived all over the place, and I can also honestly say that wherever I’ve been, I’ve figured out how to love it.

How? I found a happy place. (more…)

January 7th, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Spotted in SWELL | YG x RVCA Compton Meets Costa Mesa in a Collaboration You'll Want To Rock

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Rapper YG and RVCA founder PM Tenore have been cruising the world rocking fans with free shows and collabing on dope new clothes. Above, the two legends kick it at the RVCA headquarters in Costa Mesa, Ca. (more…)