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October 3rd, 2013 | By | 535 Comments

SWELL Sessions Part II: The So So Glos

New York-based band The So So Glos recently stopped by the SWELL studios in the middle of their tour with Diarrhea Planet to play for the SWELL team and enjoy some time in Orange County. In this SWELL Session, the band strips down and plays an acoustic version of the bouncy “Xanax” for the SWELL crew.

If you like what you hear, check out their album “Blowout” and be sure to catch them out on the road all winter. Read on for tour dates… (more…)

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October 3rd, 2013 | By | 96 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Some of the best things for your health…are rarely found in a gym.

A surfboard, a kayak, a paddle board, an outrigger, a mask and fins, hiking boots, a bike that moves, a dog, sunshine, sand, saltwater, fresh air…vitamin D. The list could go on and on. But if you think about it, some of the best things for your health, or even “health equipment” is rarely found in a gym.

If there as a gym that included all of this stuff, sign me up. As long as it’s free. And there aren’t annoying overly spray tanned men in spandex and fanny packs trying to give me surfing tips.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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September 30th, 2013 | By | 1,219 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from our newest photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
If you are modeling underwater, or you are photographing someone underwater – the number one tip I tell underwater models is point your toes! If you point your toes, I guarantee you will look far more elegant than if your feet were flexed.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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September 29th, 2013 | By | 1,013 Comments

SeaMade: Surf Camping Guide

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Before we starting saying, “see you next year” to our beloved bikinis, let’s not forget how rad Indian Summers are in California. It’s that time of year when tourists go home, waves are pumping, and sun still blazes strong. September and October are two of the best wave months in California due to a usually steady combo of north and south swells. Combine fair weather and a plethora of waves, and you have yourself one great reason to hit the road for a surf camp trip. To get you going in the right direction, I’ve put together a little list of my favorite campgrounds that have potential for great fall surf nearby. Onward!
Pictured: Billabong Wetsuit/ The Laundry Room Tank / One Teaspoon Short
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