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March 17th, 2014 | By | 335 Comments

Billabong Bikini Truck Retail Launch | Palm Springs Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck, Powered by SWELL

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Sayonara, Saguaro!
After a perfect 90 degree day in Palm Springs, full of bikinis and poolside Modelo buckets, the Bikini Truck is heading back home to restock for Coachella. A few road trip home thoughts:
1. Steep slides > normal slides
2. Any slide exit > No slide exit
3. The Billabong Surfside Bralette may be the best swim top ever created (so says almost every girl who has tried it on)
4. Sunscreen is your friend…
5. ….a friend who likes to say “I told you so” way to often.

Didn’t get a chance to visit us in Palm Springs? Come see us at Weekend 1 of Coachella! We’ll be posted up in front of the beautiful Saguaro once again.
Read on for photos + Instagram contest winners… (more…)

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March 17th, 2014 | By | 415 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Don’t be afraid to move around in the water as the photographer! When I started out taking photos underwater, I realized I was staying in one place, trying to get the exact shot I had in mind. I would then be disappointed if the photo wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned. I now realize if I move around constantly rotating around my subject to shoot at multiple angles, I am far more satisfied with the outcome.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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March 14th, 2014 | By | 277 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews | ASP Rookie Dimity Stoyle

Started form the bottom now she’s there…slashing her way to a 9.13 at the Roxy Pro last week. Photo: ASP/Cestari

As ASP’s breakthrough performer of 2013, young Aussie Dimity Stoyle is making her debut into the big leagues as a rookie on the world tour this year.  With a solid goal to make it onstage to pop some champagne in celebration of a WCT win, this rookie is bound to give the vets a run for their money.

Juxtaposed with her competitive nature is a creative nature that loves to paint, hand-shape boards, and tune into quality music. Full of passion and gratitude for the tour lifestyle, Dimity is one to inspire and motivate surfers all over the world. Read on for a glimpse into the mind of Dimity… (more…)

March 13th, 2014 | By | 416 Comments

Wish You Were Here | Playa Negra The Real Surf Trips Crew Guides Us Through The Costa Rica Surf Scene

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With South Swells’ tricking into the long -rage forecast, surfers are scrambling to book tickets to the tropics. Bob Witty of Real Surf Trips opened his home to the SWELL crew and dialed us into scoring the world class right hander at Playa Negra .   Photos: by Tony Robertsmap (more…)