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January 25th, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

SeaMade: On the Road Packing Essentials for a Surf Road Trip.

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Feeling antsy? There’s nothing quite like hitting the road with an uncharted destination. Knowing that there will be waves along the way and adventures to be had, but not knowing the precise destinations is all part of the fun on a road trip. I recommend having a general idea of where to go based on swells. Map out a flexible route that allows time for exploring and kicking back at camp- whether that’s at a campground of a lodge of some sort. Wherever you go, remember: “There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” – J. Kerouac

So get out there and do it in comfort…(read on for the list of packing essentials)
Pictured: Billabong Beach Pants | Lovely Bird Hat (more…)

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January 23rd, 2014 | By | 43 Comments

#SWELLivin

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I just finished driving down the coast from Seattle to Los Angles, and it had to have been the best road trip of my life. Why? I went to so many new places…that made me feel really, really small.

Traveling somewhere new is one of the most exhilarating feelings ever (yes, even if it’s by car). But, traveling somewhere new that’s also vast, open, immense and full of natural beauty that makes your jaw drop to the sand…gives you a slap in the face in the form of a new perspective. We are so wrapped up in little things: likes, followers, gossip, celebs, and our own little worlds. But when you are standing on a vacant beach on the Oregon coast, you forget about it all. All you can think of, is how to catch your breath, because it’s so beautiful you forgot to breathe.

At least I did.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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January 21st, 2014 | By | 227 Comments

Insta Surf | Best POV Housings Setting the Beachy Benchmark in Waterproof Camera Cases

1. WATERSHOT iPhone 5 -Waterproof up to 195 ft deep

Instagram shot by Dustin Wise, Assistant Photog to Chris Burkard

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Pros: Wide angle lens
No file transferring needed to post instagrams
Heavy-duty colorful case

Don’t Ever: Shoot without a leash or lanyard (more…)

January 21st, 2014 | By | 577 Comments

West Coastin’ | San Onofre A Series On Sand + Sun with Guest Blogger Leah.

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There is nothing better than a three day weekend, especially when it’s 80 degrees out every single day. I got out of the house during this short holiday and wandered down to San Onofre. We parked our little surf mobile right on the sand and spent the whole day surfing, sleeping, and eating. I wore my vintage shorts while I was surfing, swimming,  and rolling around in the sand. They are not only a sexy fit, but are also my favorite bright, but faded colors. They keep you warm in the water and make for a cute little getup on the sand. After a full day, I began packing up and wore the perfect basic coverup just as the wind came up. I love this simple, fun dress as it goes with any bikini underneath and has a v-neck with lace up strings that make it fun to run and twirl around in. It was a perfect day with the perfect pieces. When you are headed for sun and surf all you need is a coverup, bikini, and wetsuit shorts… and your board of course.
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