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November 20th, 2013 | By | 13 Comments

Meet Your Maker | RVCA Mens Men's Designer Mike Gomez Talks Beards, Werewolves & Captain Beefheart Inspo

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We dropped in at RVCA HQ in Costa Mesa to meet the designers behind their insane winter styles, and dig up some stories on these characters who transcend traditional action sports apparel.

SWELL: First off, are you in a ZZ Top coverband, or is that beard resistant to razors?

Mike Gomez: Ha! I wish I was cool enough to be in a ZZ Top cover band. Would you believe it just grows in like this during a full moon? I also develop keen night vision, a strong urge to run, and get really hungry for meat. I’m usually a vegetarian,  I’m not sure what to make of it all. (more…)

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November 18th, 2013 | By | 496 Comments

Day In The Life | Jamie O’Brien SWELL Lensman Dom Follows PipeMaster J.O.B. Around His North Shore Abode


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6:45 am: Pre Dawn-Patrol Smoothie Breakfast

RECIPE: 

4 tablespoons flax seed oil
1 cup Frozen strawberries
1 cup pineapple-orange-banana juice
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup Almond Milk (more…)

November 18th, 2013 | By | 353 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get creative! You don’t have to wear a bikini or boardshorts underwater. Try out an aloha shirt for a guy or a flowy skirt on a lady. When you want to step up your creativity grab some props! My personal favorite is a sarong or long, sheer piece of fabric. It adds a little texture and cool movement in my photos. (But please be safe! Only wear light clothing that won’t hinder your movement.)

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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November 16th, 2013 | By | 5 Comments

SeaMade: Surf Cross Training | Core A series on surf, cross training and lessons on all things salty by guest blogger, Madison

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The core is essential to the strength of the entire body, so why is it that working my abs seems like the most torturous thing to do, ever?! For me, my abs aren’t exactly visible, thanks to my love of craft beer and chocolate, but hey- I know that I am strong from the inside out. When I work my core, it inspires me to keep the workout going and go running or surf or something, which will only lead to more unveiling of that secret six-pack. Ready ditch the keg and bring on the six-pack? Here is a quick workout that is sure to make your stomach feel like you just pounded a cup of Fire Ball.
Pictured: Roxy Neoprene Capri (more…)