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March 4th, 2014 | By | 83 Comments

Surf & Stay on the North Shore For $20/Day How to Charge Hawaii Without Over-Charging Your Credit Card

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Nate Zoller left SWELL last year in search of the wave of his life, and he found it. He also learned a few tips to live the dream on a shoestring budget. Here’s how he swings it for $20/day. (more…)

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March 4th, 2014 | By | 416 Comments

Florida Style Diary | Part 1 A Mini Travel + Style Guide with Guest Blogger Leah.

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For the past week I’ve been wandering around the most beautiful beaches of Florida and celebrating my sister’s wedding… could it get any better? Florida temperatures are perfect this time of year, the air temp stays in the mid 80s all day long and the water temp rises to the mid 70s. This island weather allowed me to pull out my new spring styles and got me thinking about summer.

My favorite beach in Florida was South Beach located in Vero Beach, which is an amazing beach city full of fresh fruit, untamed palms, white sandy beaches, and playful dolphins. For all my beach adventures in this town, I wore my tropical colored Stance socks with my fresh new Matisse kicks. I love my safari printed Billabong jacket, it was light and perfect for the warm weather and also looked great paired with a simple tank and some destroyed denim shorts. This was such a fun beachy tomboy look and after hours in the sun and saltwater, this outfit looked even better with my wild frizzy hair and suntanned face.
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March 3rd, 2014 | By | 476 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Don’t be afraid to play with foreground. A lot of people get caught up in the best background for a photo.
Often, people underestimate the effect an object in the foreground can have. I like to capture moments when schools of fish are swimming between myself and the model, or have a model explore around some coral heads that lie between us.

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March 1st, 2014 | By | 317 Comments

SeaMade: Surfing 101 | Walking the Plank

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One of the biggest objectives of longboarding is being able to stylishly nose ride. Today we’re going to talk about mustering up style and grace to get to the nose. Planted hail mary hang tens will come later once you’ve mastered the cross stepping.
Photo |  Chris Grant Photo
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