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February 1st, 2014 | By | 79 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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Whether you’re learning to surf or are a total veteran, there is nothing quite as good as having a lineup to yourself. The only way to become a better surfer is time surfing- literally standing up and riding a wave. Paddling around to scrounge for waves will make you stronger but time on your feet is what you really need to improve your surf skills. (more…)

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January 30th, 2014 | By | 355 Comments

#SWELLivin

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I just moved to LA, and am in the process of trying out new gyms. I was working out at the YMCA down the street, and they had a little bulletin board in the corner filled with black and white printouts of motivational fitness sayings. One caught my eye, and made me smirk a little because it was so true: Get fit in the Gym. Lose weight in the kitchen.

Yup. It’s the truth.

But one thing is missing:  a place where you can reap all those benefits of your hard work and will power, forget about your worries  and your body), let lose, and be barefoot and salty. That place? The beach.

So, I added on to my new favorite, oh so blunt fitness quote: Get fit in the gym. Lose weight in the kitchen. Keep your sanity at the beach.

…especially if your beach outing includes a board, not too many people and some fun waves.  Extra sanity bonus points there.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 26th, 2014 | By | 1,006 Comments

Yoga for Surfers 5 Yoga Poses to Improve Your Surfing

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Looking to up your game a bit? Resident yoga instructor, Jennifer Lowe shared with us a few yoga moves to help take your surfing to the next level. Bust out your performance boardshorts and follow along… (more…)

January 25th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

SeaMade: On the Road Packing Essentials for a Surf Road Trip.

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Feeling antsy? There’s nothing quite like hitting the road with an uncharted destination. Knowing that there will be waves along the way and adventures to be had, but not knowing the precise destinations is all part of the fun on a road trip. I recommend having a general idea of where to go based on swells. Map out a flexible route that allows time for exploring and kicking back at camp- whether that’s at a campground of a lodge of some sort. Wherever you go, remember: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – J. Kerouac

So get out there and do it in comfort…(read on for the list of packing essentials)
Pictured: Billabong Beach Pants | Lovely Bird Hat (more…)