Archive for the ‘THE SWELL LIFE’ Category

October 25th, 2013 | By | 114 Comments

Road Trip: Big Bear, CA

BigBear_004
Did someone say road trip? Inspired by the Holiday catalog (view the digital edition here) to take a post-Summer, pre-snow season trip to Big Bear? Then hit the road with a few tips on where to stay and play when you get there from SWELL employee, Kristin… (more…)

Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
October 24th, 2013 | By | 212 Comments

Packing for Pipemasters SWELL Surf Photographer Domenic's Picks For Shooting on Hawaii's North Shore

domenic

 It’s been a career year for Domenic Mosquiera. After making the finals for the Follow the Light Foundation Surf Photography Grant and being featured in countless publications with his watershots at Teahupo’o,  he’s headed to Hawaii’s North Shore to capture the world title race at Pipemasters and posting up at Jamie O’Brien house to capture epic JOB free-surf sessions.

We styled Dom out with Official Billabong Pro Gear and VonZipper shades for the heavy-water season. See more core gear he’s packing for Pipe. (more…)

October 24th, 2013 | By | 470 Comments

#SWELLivin

swell_abs_break_post645
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

Want More? Check out more #SWELLivin Posts
Learn more about the #SWELLivin blogger, Rebekah, and check out her blog here

October 23rd, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

Dancing In The Flowers
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.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
Follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelseyfinniscool
Gear Up: Shop Water Cameras at SWELL