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December 13th, 2013 | By | 33 Comments

How To: Do Joshua Tree in A Weekend Guest blog by Johnie | Dirtbag Darling

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Arriving in Joshua Tree National Park feels a bit like entering a Dr. Seuss story, and not just because of the bulbous boulders and whimsical yucca trees. Joshua Tree is like a fantasyland for rock climbers thanks to an endless number of world-class routes. And if you aren’t into climbing? There’s still plenty of scrambles, hikes, and all-around rad adventures to be had in the massive desert park.
Read on for your weekend guide to it all by Dirtbag Darling Blogger, Johnie (more…)

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December 12th, 2013 | By | 61 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Here are a few of the best exercises to do during the holiday season…

Table Push Aways and Fork Put Downs.

Notice: You still have a fork, are eating and being festive. Please don’t feel the need to be the weird relative eating just a lettuce wedge and reciting nutrition facts on eggnog. Just remember to stop when you are full, try to not go back for thirds or fourths, and share the desert with a friend (or the dog under the table. If it doesn’t have chocolate in it).
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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December 11th, 2013 | By | 361 Comments

Groveling at Gravels with Catchsurf

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“If it werent for my beater, I probably wouldn’t have surfed for 3 months” groaned SWELL’s gear buyer Morgan. With Kalani Robb in town, the crew custom-stamped some beaters and set out to grovel at Gravels. We got more than expected. Get your own Catchsurf Board for endlesss awesomeness. (more…)

December 10th, 2013 | By | 454 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog

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SWELL stopped by Burkey’s Central Coast Studio to get some insight into his Arctic surf tales seen in the December Catalog. The inaugural Follow the Light grant winner has become a trailblazer for frosty surf expeditions, here’s how the 26 year old surf photo savant keeps crushing it.

SWELL: Explain what kind of trippy Northern Lights magic is going on the cover.

Burkard: This moment was unreal, it was as if the entire sky lit up for me and me alone. 2am… 5 hours before I left for home and the only clear night of the trip. It snowed all day and late in the evening it cleared and I knew this was my moment so I hike to the beach, 1 mile from my cabin, and shot these photos. It was one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. The sky was spiraling and channeling orange/ red blue and green… straight from the sea  to the sky. (more…)