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December 9th, 2013 | By | No Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Visualize your shots before heading out in the water. Before a photoshoot, I flip through my inspirational photos and envision the snapshots I plan on taking – all the while, keeping a mental list.

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December 7th, 2013 | By | 408 Comments

SeaMade: Big Sur

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You know it’s time for a road trip to nature when your eyes start sporadically twitching from staring at a screen too much. Which is exactly what a couple of my best friends and I did last week. I hopped on board to Big Sur with Surfline Photo Editor Billy Watts and his girlfriend Jessica for an amazing week of camping, waves, hiking, and relaxing. It was the best vacation a burnt out college student like me could ask for right before finals. The sun blazed, the winds howled offshore, the beer never stopped flowing, and the beaches refreshed our tired bodies. To follow is a highlight reel of our trip, which really does not do the trip or Big Sur justice. The place is frikin’ amazing. Do yourself (and tired eyes) a favor and get there ASAP.
Pictured: RVCA Hat | Billabong Fleece
Photo: @billywatts

December 6th, 2013 | By | 379 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Stance Stance Art Director Talks San Clemente Inspired Sock Designs

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SWELL: Looks like Stance HQ is under major construction. Big plans, big Growth?

Hennings: 2013 was a huge growth year in revenue and headcount.  We added 15 people, and probably another 15-20 next year so we need the space.  The new office will be beautiful and really supports our culture and company values.   Currently we are building out a 22,000 square foot global headquarters in San Clemente.  1/3 third of the area is dedicated to office and work and 2/3 is dedicated to fun;  Basketball court, skate ramp, game center with ping pong, trampoline and air hockey, a bounce house for the kids, family room lounge.  It will be incredible. (more…)

December 5th, 2013 | By | 703 Comments

A Week of Work by Ozzie Wrong


“Ozzie”, “Oska”, “Oz”, Oscar Billy Pippen Wright is surfer’s favorite goon. The artist, musician, film-maker; a winged manimal on a mission. Hailing from the Land Down Under, Sydney Australia to be exact, he has been riding for Volcom for ten years now. In that time he has also grown into an art juggernaut turning out beautifully spastic and distinctively raw pieces. He claims his latest line took him a whole week hunkered down in his goon studio. Check out the Acid inspired, Anti-Bad Vibe Shield, and all Ozzie’s styles at SWELL.