August 28th, 2015
Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category
The 2014 “Newport 500″ Totally Crustaceous Tour Championships are complete! Track conditions started out clean, but as the day rolled on things got pretty hectic. Not even high wind advisories and sand storms could slow the competitors down as they continued to put the pedal to the metal all the way to the last lap. Thanks for the good times and all the Volcom Gear
Ah, springtime in coastal Southern California. The sun is shining, the birds are singing… and the waves are FLAT. With the exception of the one or two rare days we are presented with some late Santa Ana winds and some early south swells, spring is certainly not the season for surf here in the golden state. Unfortunately, for us surf junkies, that means we have to get our exercise in other ways! Luckily, we live in a pretty rad place, so this doesn’t mean our only option for our daily workouts require a gym membership.
(Pictured: Lolli Swim) (more…)
CityWild has been an extraordinary journey. Between hiking 10 miles from the countryside to the beach of Malibu, to the actual production, the whole trip was an amazing process. The entire crew learned so much about outdoors trekking, surfing, and even style. Here’s a behind the scenes glimpse at the products we loved. After all, you can’t go CityWild in Los Angeles without some stylish layers….
Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Sometimes we don’t have access to a crystal clear ocean, so we must improvise! I recently took photos for the first time in an indoor pool. I faced a lot of challenges I had never experienced before. The pool was heavily chlorinated, so the water was cloudy. Usually the clarity of the water isn’t too big of a deal as long as you can make up for it with bright sunlight. Since the pool was indoors, the lighting was extremely poor. I felt defeated. But, I discovered there was a pool light underwater! I seized the opportunity to try something new and take photos that were not my typical “style.” So when conditions are not what you expected, don’t fret…embrace the moment as an opportunity to learn something and create photos entirely unexpected.