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November 21st, 2013 | By | 563 Comments

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I’ve lived somewhere where it’s predominantly sunny my entire life, up until a few months ago. It’s been a little bit of a struggle at times, but I asked some happy, healthy people who have lived in my new location (Seattle) how they deal with it, and keep their sanity. Their answer: Just get outside, even if it’s cold and grey.
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November 20th, 2013 | By | 61 Comments

Meet Your Maker | RVCA Mens Men's Designer Mike Gomez Talks Beards, Werewolves & Captain Beefheart Inspo

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We dropped in at RVCA HQ in Costa Mesa to meet the designers behind their insane winter styles, and dig up some stories on these characters who transcend traditional action sports apparel.

SWELL: First off, are you in a ZZ Top coverband, or is that beard resistant to razors?

Mike Gomez: Ha! I wish I was cool enough to be in a ZZ Top cover band. Would you believe it just grows in like this during a full moon? I also develop keen night vision, a strong urge to run, and get really hungry for meat. I’m usually a vegetarian,  I’m not sure what to make of it all. (more…)

November 18th, 2013 | By | 631 Comments

Day In The Life | Jamie O’Brien SWELL Lensman Dom Follows PipeMaster J.O.B. Around His North Shore Abode


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6:45 am: Pre Dawn-Patrol Smoothie Breakfast

RECIPE: 

4 tablespoons flax seed oil
1 cup Frozen strawberries
1 cup pineapple-orange-banana juice
1 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
1 cup Almond Milk (more…)

November 18th, 2013 | By | 548 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get creative! You don’t have to wear a bikini or boardshorts underwater. Try out an aloha shirt for a guy or a flowy skirt on a lady. When you want to step up your creativity grab some props! My personal favorite is a sarong or long, sheer piece of fabric. It adds a little texture and cool movement in my photos. (But please be safe! Only wear light clothing that won’t hinder your movement.)

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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