Trevor’s Photo Tip: Light it up. The East Coast has the brownest and murkiest water of anywhere I’ve ever seen. Even with bright sunshine, the barrels here become so dark its difficult to get any sort of proper exposure or contrast. Using a flash to fill the dark cave allows for a balanced exposure to match the ambient light outside of the barrel, giving the photo much more contrast and pop while still being subtle with the flash. The most important part of shooting with a flash is practice and patience. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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Infuse some SWELL inspo into your weekend with a twist on a tasty mojito. No hangover here, we held off on sugar, replacing with Italian soda spritz. This is what “workin for the weekend” is all about. Enjoi
In the Mix:
1/4 Mango. Cubed
Fresh Mint Sprig
Villa Italia Blood Orange Soda (Avail at Trader Joes)
In an empty glass throw in 4 lime wedges, Mango cubes and a splash of grapefruit soda. Muddle (smush) in the glass. Top of with ice, and fill the glass half and half with rum and blood orange soda. Stir it, shake it, beat it up, release those flavors. Throw in an umbrella straw and suck it down.
Meet Madison, our newest guest blogger at SWELL! Although she calls Cardiff home, you’ll often spot this little gyp-sea at breaks and bike lanes all over Southern California. Check back every week for inspiration, instruction and more on all things salty and sandy…
Hello, from Madison!
The majority of my life revolves around the beach and ocean. My mornings consist of meandering down to the bluff overlooking a series of peaks and what I see decides how my day pans out. If the waves look good, I hustle home to grab my favorite surfboard or two. If the waves are looking shabby, I lace up the sneaks and take a coastal cruise by foot or bike, in hopes of finding a decently rideable wave. After my morning ocean commute, I return home to fuel up and work. Of course, my surf lifestyle has to be supplemented in order to not be a total beach bum, so what better way than to work for Surfline. Although I am on my computer A LOT for work and college, I always find time in my day to get to the ocean. There are no excuses to not take at least an hour for yourself during the day. I encourage you to get up, get moving, and take the dive to your nearest waves. Your favorite online surf shop will always wait for you. I promise. So, tune in here to the Swell Blog every Saturday for blurbs of wisdom from my ocean life that will get you looking and feeling like a mermaid in no time.
- By Guest Blogger, Madison
The Growlers Sound…According to Alex Knost
“They have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to “bend sound” in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade. They are the result of a combination of skilled modern engineering techniques and the very finest outdated recording and amplified equipment.”
Formed in: A garage in Dana Point in 2006…like any good band, duh.
Genre: Beach Goth, a combination of Garage rock, psychedelic rock
Brooks Nielson -Vocals
Scott Montoya -Drums
Matt Taylor -Lead guitar, vocals
Anthony Perry- Bass
Kyle Straka -Rhythm guitar and keyboard
Next Big Show: Outside Lands