When you first get your underwater gear, I suggest trying it out in a pool! Get some friends together and jump in a safe, controlled environment. You want to feel comfortable and confident with your gear and know how to work it properly before braving it in the wild. Nothing is worse than trying to figure out how to take a photo while getting tumbled by a wave!
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SeaMade: Do’s and Don’ts | How To Get a Job in the Surf Industry Land your dream job with advice from the crew at Surfline + more...
What does it take to work in the surf industry? Many people who surf or like action sports have dreamt of having an industry job but aren’t sure about the first steps to cross the threshold into it. Someone who aspires and actually attempts to get into the surf industry will quickly find out that the industry is notorious for being exclusive. Don’t get discouraged though.
Working for brands that promote the fun and carefree lifestyle of surfers sets up an air of casualty that is hard to find in other industries. Working at Surfline has conditioned me to what I believe is the most casual office culture in the work world. It is more common to see someone running through the Surfline office in a dripping wet wetsuit than a button up shirt. Friday afternoons often see us cracking beers and watching the sunset from our ocean front office balcony. All fun and games? I think not. We all value our company and its success, and will do just about anything to ensure we have the privilege to work there.
So what exactly can you do to get in or maintain your place in the surf world? To help inspire you, here are some tips from some industry players…. (more…)
Insta Street Style | Winter is Coming Checking on Surfing's Savages, and the Styles They're Rocking Around the World
I’ve lived somewhere where it’s predominantly sunny my entire life, up until a few months ago. It’s been a little bit of a struggle at times, but I asked some happy, healthy people who have lived in my new location (Seattle) how they deal with it, and keep their sanity. Their answer: Just get outside, even if it’s cold and grey.
(pictured: RVCA Jacket)