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April 18th, 2014 | By | 137 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get creative by adding movement and texture to photos. For example, I had an image in my mind I wanted to bring to life – a girl swimming in deep blues but all you can really see is her silhouette. But when I took the photo, it seemed like it was lacking something. I decided I needed some texture to really make the photo great. I convinced 2 friends to swim down 30 feet, lay on the ocean floor, and then blow out all their air. This created a mass of bubbles my model could swim through, and the photo came out better than I could have imagined! So don’t be afraid to think out of the box!

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April 17th, 2014 | By | 74 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Having a workout buddy, accountability partner, or someone who will help you get your butt up and moving is pretty much an essential thing nowadays. Let’s be honest, it’s too easy to put our fitness on the back-burner, and we all don’t have the enthusiasm or motivation of Richard Simmons 24/7 (who is amazing by the way). So, I encourage you to enlist a little bit of help.

Here are a few suggestions:
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April 15th, 2014 | By | 8 Comments

Coachella Day 3 | Good Looking Humans

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We pounded the ground for the last day of weekend one is search more festival style inspo. Here’s some familiar faces holding down some legit looks you can score at SWELL. (more…)

April 15th, 2014 | By | 139 Comments

SeaMade: Introducing #CityWild

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There’s a search within us all. A quest. A purpose. As surfers, we intrinsically set out to chase swell, catch waves, and find the serenity of nature and the ocean. The search relieves us from the monotony and confines of our busy lives.

#CityWild is a collection of stories about breaking free and finding adventure in unexpected places. It’s about native wanderings that lead us to uncharted territories in the midst of urbanism.
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