Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

March 22nd, 2014 | By | 386 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Big Wave Champ Bianca Valenti Big Wave Surfing, Inspiration + Training Tips

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How many of you think riding 3 foot waves is fun? Hands in the air galore. How about 30 feet plus? Crickets. Riding big waves takes a special kind of person and there is a class all on its own for these “special” people. It takes someone with loads of surf skill and courage to take off on a massive wall of water and call it fun. Someone like Bianca Valenti. (more…)

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March 21st, 2014 | By | 11 Comments

Photo Tip: Tim McCaig Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Talks Lens Choice & Foregrounds

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San Clemente’s Tim McCaig has worked  in graphic design and surf photography for The Billabong Surf team for over a decade, capturing iconic images of Andy Iron, Donovan Frankenreiter, Parko and all the boys. In honor of World Water Day 2014 Tim is dropping knowledge on photo tips that can take your surf shots to the next level. Words and Photos by Tim McCaig. See more of Tim’s Work and Enter to Win a Free Print

Tim Tips: Having lens options can give you more versatility when trying new angles. This line up shot (above) was taken in May 2013 during a combo swell at Lower Trestles (more…)

March 20th, 2014 | By | 367 Comments

#SWELLivin

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I’m traveling with my husband at the moment, and after watching the sunset on the beach a few days ago he said, “We watched the sunset, check that off the list” …or something along those lines. I stopped in my tracks and emphatically replied, “Watching the sunset isn’t a to-do…it’s a way of life.”

He got it. I wrote it down, and now I’m passing it along to you all.

Watching the sunset is a way to unwind, take a breath, destress, live in the moment, and watch God showing off…no matter the location.

So yup, I believe that’s something that should be part of your daily or weekly routine and lifestyle… not on a check list.

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March 18th, 2014 | By | 353 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Corey Wilson x Tavik The Man Behind The SWELL x Tavik Exclusive Beachy Bum iPhone 5 Case

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He’s a Surfing Magazine Staff Photographer, Follow the Light Finalists, Tavik Ambassador, DJ and the creator of the spiciest damn iPhone 5 case that is blowing minds in the surf world.  Corey Wilson and Miles from Tavik are known to run amuck in through the sands of Newport Beach, and have a knack for capturing magical (more…)