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October 24th, 2013 | By | 409 Comments

#SWELLivin

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Although our bodies are a crazy cool machine with amazing capabilities…we tend to obsess over one part. Our abs. Well here’s a little tip. Give them a break…and a salad.

Abs are pretty much a result of overall fitness, nutrition and health, and as much as we wish we could, we can’t crunch our way to the abs of our dreams. (Side note; doing hundreds of crunches every day is not good for your back.) The best thing to do is treat your whole body well, have good posture, and opt for a salad or grilled chicken and veggies…instead of a burger and fries (or chicken fingers, or pizza, or my favorite…queso dip)

And FYI, good abs (just like our bodies) come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We aren’t all going to look like the girl with the crazy ripped six pack who posts a picture of herself in a sports bra every time she goes to the bathroom at the gym. (Yes, that’s a pet peeve.)

Eat clean, work out, stop obsessing, and give those abs (and yourself) a break.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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October 23rd, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Focusing on your subject underwater can be tricky. I like to use the “AI Servo” setting on my Canon (“Continuous/AF-­C” on Nikons). This mode of focus is the best for underwater because it actively focuses on moving subjects. If you or the subject moves, this mode will automatically readjust focus. Since it s nearly impossible to stay still underwater, I guarantee you will need the help of the Continuous/AI Servo focus mode.

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October 22nd, 2013 | By | 11 Comments

October 13′ Catalog | Follow the Light Edition

Introducing the 4th installment of the annual Follow the Light Foundation Edition (FTLF) Catalog. Once again, we’ve teamed up with the FTLF to showcase the best up-and-coming surf photographers. Each year, 5 finalists are hand-selected from across the globe for their awe-inspiring innovation. 

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October 19th, 2013 | By | 1,564 Comments

SeaMade: Beach Weekend Playlist

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Who doesn’t love blasting music while cruising to the beach or laying out in between ocean dips? Here’s a little playlist to groove to and get into weekend beach mode. This edition has a mix of alternative to synthpop to house. Turn it up…
Photo: Kelsey Finn
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