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October 7th, 2013 | By | 526 Comments

SDSU SWELL Fashion Show


Brandon Carney, our ambassador at San Diego State, held a fashion show on-campus at Scripps Cottage for 40+ fashion-forward students. After partnering with Brightside Network Media and the SDSU Surf Team, Brandon promoted the event all over campus, social media and in Greek life circles. He had a ton of giveaways and free SWELL swag. Read on for photos from the show and links to get the goods…

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October 7th, 2013 | By | 713 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Take some free diving lessons. Or at least get some practice in – simply working on holding your breath and getting out in the water counts as practice. The more you work on improving your free diving skills, the more time you’ll have underwater. The more time you have underwater, the better your chances are of getting the perfect photograph.

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October 6th, 2013 | By | 1,083 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Allison Brook Roberts – Billabong Women’s

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It’s no surprise that the minds behind such dreamy collections are just as amazing and creative as their designs. Allison is the Billabong Women’s Design Director, and with over ten years of experience she is quite the design guru. Not only does she design whimsical styles, but she lives the ultimate bohemian lifestyle. Learn more about this lovely designer and get a little peek inside where all the magic happens at Billabong… (more…)

October 5th, 2013 | By | 9 Comments

SeaMade: SWELL Surf Shacks / The Encinitas Derby House

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Take a moment to imagine your dream house. Got it planned? If it’s anything similar to my dream house of the moment it is close to the beach, spacious inside and out, and very unique, just like the iconic Derby House of Encinitas. At an impressive age of 126 years old, the Derby House is brimming with old school soul that may not meet the typical dream house criteria, but it is truly a gem. Built in 1887, the huge redwood house neighbored the Encinitas train station and served as a bed and breakfast for travelers. Read on for a photo tour of the house… (more…)