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December 24th, 2013 | By | 139 Comments

Surf Style Guide | Home for the Holidays

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Welcome back home-sick surfers. Please endure this brief reminder/manifesto to restore order in the recently reshuffled line-ups. If your’re offended, you’re probably guilty of surf sins, so listen closely to SWELL’s guide to surfing home for the holidays.

No Phones

Regardless of what anyone else is doing, elevate your etiquette by keeping your iPhone out of sight. The boys will assume you’re phoning your new frat brothers to paddle out, and someone WILL give you shit (via snaking you) for that Instagram you just posted tagged #noplacelikehome #lovewhereIlive (more…)

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December 24th, 2013 | By | 564 Comments

SWELL Eats | Pupukea Grill Recipes and Surf Food at a North Shore Food Truck

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Pupukea grill is part lunch wagon, part north shore hangout and 100% farm fresh fare for the Pipeline chargers. SWELL photog Domenic Mosquiera and Jamie Obrien dropped by to refuel for the pumping Pipe session going down on Christmas Eve. (more…)

December 23rd, 2013 | By | 30 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Share your photos! Sharing my work with others has helped me grow as a photographer. Don’t be scared of feedback – the encouraging comments will motivate you and the criticism will help you fine tune your skills – you win either way.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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December 22nd, 2013 | By | 236 Comments

Wish We Were Here: Hong Kong A Travel + Packing Guide To Hong Kong by SWELL Photo Editor, Stephanie

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Travel envy sinks in deep when you hear that SWELL’s photo editor, Stephanie just got back from her fourth trip to Hong Kong. (Yes, we do Wish We Were There!). On her most-recent visit, she met up with a local friend explore some of the cities top sites and bites. Lucky for us, she was willing to share some photos and travel tips. Read on to check out Stephanie’s top tips on where to shop, explore and eat around Hong Kong…
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