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August 9th, 2013 | By | 577 Comments

SWELL Eats: Shark Bite Tacos

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Ready to create the ultimate Shark Week send-off? Although we’re sorry to say this recipe does not include three blonde babes acting as shark bait, there is still plenty of carnage to be had. On the menu: Shark Bite Tacos (Grilled shark taco with jalapeno aioli and beet + blood orange slaw). Dive in… (more…)

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August 8th, 2013 | By | 113 Comments

Photo Tip of the Week | Domenic Mosquiera

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Teahupo’o resident and Follow the Light finalists Domenic Mosquiera explains how he endures those marathons swimming sessions to get that shot at Chopes. Dom will SWELL man at the end of the road for the 2013 Billabong Pro Tahiti, so stay tuned for tube vision of the Tahitian underground.

Photo Tip: Swim Longer, Smarter.  (more…)

August 8th, 2013 | By | 13 Comments

#SWELLivin: Smile.

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Remember to look up and smile.

Sometimes the best ideas just hit you over the head out of nowhere, and really are quite simple. Such is the case with my beloved Palm Tree smile artwork, photo/design/ whatever you want to call it.

If you happen to get the SWELL catalog this month, a post card, that you can keep around as a smile inducer, juuuuust might happen to fall out, surprise you as you turn the pages, or arrive in your mailbox if you have a cool thoughtful friend who wants to brighten your day.

So, I figured I’d let you all in on the story behind the design that’s been making the rounds. Because I kind of love it.

In Hawaii, the beach park by my house had a gorgeous palm tree (one of the tall skinny swaying ones) that I’d go sit under after a long day, or just to take a nap, read a book, etc. I always took a bunch of pics of it, especially at sunset, because it would be a perfect silhouette. The tree (and palm trees in general) made me smile. Then I realized, in the pics where it was just the tree, well, heck it could double as the letter i. The tree made me smile, it’s also an i. Yhatzee, we have a winner.  I made the graphic and posted it.  No more lonely palm tree pic, and instead it’s something that is making people smile all over.

Which I absolutely love.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

*Prints, cell phone cases, shirts, heck even pillows of it, are available at society6.com/goldfishkiss.
*Don’t forget to pass on the smiles…share your Smile card on Instagram or Facebook, #theSWELLlife.
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August 7th, 2013 | By | 15 Comments

Festival Guide: Outsidelands An Essential Guide to Sounds, Style and Suds

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If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to bring more than just some flowers for your hair. You’ll hopefully be bringing your Outsidelands tickets, along with some stand-out festival essentials, and your list of not to be missed sets. The festival, which includes the mythical Lands of Beer and Wine (hey Beer Garden, San Francisco scoffs in your general direction), sprawls out over a good chunk of Golden Gate Park, so you’ll want a solid game plan heading into the weekend. Game day plays still up in the air? Read on for what to pack, plus expert tips on tunes, brews, and more from the local music blog Showbams. (more…)