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December 30th, 2013 | By | 752 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
One big mistake I learned the hard way – never leave your water housing out in the direct sun/heat. One day I went on a paddle boarding adventure and kept my camera in it’s housing on top of my board, lens side up, in the sun, When I jumped in the water to take some photos, condensation had build up, fogging my port and blurring every photo I tried to take. The natural moisture in the air gets trapped inside the housing, and when left in the sun, it will cause the moisture to bead. If you are planning on leaving your housing out and do not have shade for it, place a cool, wet towel on it!

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December 24th, 2013 | By | 218 Comments

Surf Style Guide | Home for the Holidays

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Welcome back home-sick surfers. Please endure this brief reminder/manifesto to restore order in the recently reshuffled line-ups. If your’re offended, you’re probably guilty of surf sins, so listen closely to SWELL’s guide to surfing home for the holidays.

No Phones

Regardless of what anyone else is doing, elevate your etiquette by keeping your iPhone out of sight. The boys will assume you’re phoning your new frat brothers to paddle out, and someone WILL give you shit (via snaking you) for that Instagram you just posted tagged #noplacelikehome #lovewhereIlive (more…)

December 24th, 2013 | By | 828 Comments

SWELL Eats | Pupukea Grill Recipes and Surf Food at a North Shore Food Truck

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Pupukea grill is part lunch wagon, part north shore hangout and 100% farm fresh fare for the Pipeline chargers. SWELL photog Domenic Mosquiera and Jamie Obrien dropped by to refuel for the pumping Pipe session going down on Christmas Eve. (more…)

December 23rd, 2013 | By | 112 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Share your photos! Sharing my work with others has helped me grow as a photographer. Don’t be scared of feedback – the encouraging comments will motivate you and the criticism will help you fine tune your skills – you win either way.

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Follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelseyfinniscool
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