Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

March 31st, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
As with taking photos on land, if you are shooting with natural light and want your subject lit well and not as a silhouette, make sure the sun is behind you! But, if the sun is not at a lower angle closer to the horizon, ask your model to look up to the surface to have the sun light up their face!

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March 29th, 2014 | By | 314 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Introducing Young Gun Tia Blanco

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Ever wondered what it takes to transform your love of surfing into a career? Young gun Tia Blanco will tell you it takes a lot of time in the water, training, and dedication. Sheer style and bubbly personality don’t hurt either.
Interview + Tia’s Green Smoothie Recipe after the break…

Photos courtesy of REEF
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March 27th, 2014 | By | 388 Comments

#SWELLivin

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When it comes down to the basic principle of working out, it’s all about a simple thing: moving your body. Yep, pretty simple. Go for a walk, run, jog, hike, paddle, go surf, walk the dog, dance around your house, do 100 jumping jacks, be a weirdo like me and go for an impromptu beach run in a bikini…which is great when you can jump in the ocean to cool off at the end.

Once you get up and start moving regularly, you feel better, you are more alert, and you are more productive…it’s like a healthy domino effect.

And it’s addicting. In a good way.

So, if you have one fitness goal for each day…make that quick decision to get up and put that body to work. It’s begging for it. Even if it’s just for a little bit.

- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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March 26th, 2014 | By | 550 Comments

ELLIS ERICSON | 2 WEEKS IN BALI RVCA Advocate Travels Indo Atolls on Self-Shaped Single Fins

A special look into the exotic life of Ellis Ericson, as he surfs and shapes his favorites Balinese breaks. Enjoy a guest appearance from fellow VA rider Jared “Bang Bang Boogie” and Ellis’ favorite tunes from the Allah-Las.

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If you’re ever around indo, keep an eye out for the foam dust covered Aussie rocking his favorite RVCA gear, available at SWELL