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September 16th, 2013 | By | 533 Comments

Wave of the Day | Slater Snaked

blog_lowers“Dude, I fully burned Kelly Slater at Trestles” claim these 2 party wavers for the rest of their lives. This flailing phenomenon has become a bragging-right bucket-lister for heaps of weekend warriors on every tour stop. Photo: Shawn Parkin

It’s hard to imagine these roller-coasting snake artists were locals or in the Lowers Raid, but they’re lucky the king didn’t take their head off during his warm up for the 2013 Hurley Pro.  What pro would you snake, or would you yield to the guys with the world’s highest wave count?

WHAT KELLY TAKES TO TRESTLES
(click the goods to see more about his gear)

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September 16th, 2013 | By | 423 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn
Don’t be afraid to mix it up with lenses. Sticking to the usual, stock 18-55 mm lens that always comes with your camera body, can limit your growth as a photographer. If I had not ventured out and tried out different lenses, I never would have found my favorite. A wide angle, 10-20 mm, has proven to be the most reliable when shooting underwater. It allows more light to come in, so I am able to dive down deep without loosing too much clarity. It also allows me to cheat a little – I know, I know, cheating is bad, but come on, I need a little help when trying to photograph a difficult subject like a playful dolphin. What I mean is, I have better luck at capturing the subject since I have a bigger frame to work with.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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September 14th, 2013 | By | 655 Comments

SeaMade: 30 Day Run Challenge A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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I love a good challenge. Proving something to myself and overcoming an obstacle I didn’t think I could makes me feel like Kelly Slater the day he won his 11th world title. So what has my latest challenge been? Running. Let me introduce you to the SeaMade 30 Day Running Challenge. There is not much explanation necessary- just run for 30 days straight.

Don’t think you can do it? Whether your excuse is “I’m too busy” or “I don’t like to run”, read on for reasons why you CAN do it…

Pictured: Bralette by Baked x Stone Fox Swim / Rip Curl Girls Boardshorts
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September 13th, 2013 | By | 351 Comments

SWELL Shapes | Dane & Dion’s New Sleds

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We’ve got a fresh batch of Dane and Dion’s oddball boards that continue to change the landscape of progressive surfing. Raise your Surfing IQ and take it to the next level with an updated quiver from SWELL here


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