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April 19th, 2014 | By | 207 Comments

SeaMade: #CityWild 1st Point Stories of native wanderings by blogger, Madison

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Take a moment to visualize complete chaos. Got it? Rush hour traffic in the middle of Los Angeles is a prime example that quickly comes to my mind. Now visualize the complete opposite. If you need some help, imagine this: a nature zone with over 4,000 acres just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, complete with hiking trails and an iconic point break. When presented with an opportunity to escape chaos, Malibu Creek State Park was our calling.
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April 18th, 2014 | By | 197 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 | 122 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 | 9 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…)