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February 27th, 2014 | By | 445 Comments

Thirsty Thursday: The Bikini ‘Tini

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Happy Thirsty Thursday!
We’re celebrating with our signature drink from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party: a Bikini ‘Tini. This skinny concoction from Beaming juice pairs organic cucumber, pineapple, mint and jalapeño with a dealer’s choice shot of liquor. Because life’s all about balance, right?
Read on for the recipe… (more…)

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February 24th, 2014 | By | 91 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
To add movement in a photo, I previously suggested using a long skirt or a sarong. This time, I challenge you to use props from the natural environment. For example, sand can create a really cool effect in a photo. Have your model scoop as much sand as possible in their hands and twirl it around playfully.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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February 22nd, 2014 | By | 328 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Taking the Drop

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You see a lump of water looming in the distance, you get syked, and turn to go. But oh snap- that wave snuck up and before you know it, you’re getting thrown over the falls. You pretty much just got owned by mama ocean and it doesn’t feel good.
Today on SeaMade we are stripping surfing down to one of the key fundamentals- dropping in.

Photo |  Chris Grant Photo (more…)

February 21st, 2014 | By | 49 Comments

Bikini Party! Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party, Powered by SWELL

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It’s official…the Billabong Bikini Truck is on the road!
Because no maiden voyage is complete without a proper send-off, we celebrated over Bikini ‘Tinis at Shelter, Encinitas. And a bikini party is the best kind of party. Says us at least. Want to join in on the party? Come by the retail launch party Saturday, March 1st at the Saguaro, Palm Springs. Read on for photos + more (more…)