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February 3rd, 2014 | By | 117 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Peter Taras Surfing Magazine Photo Editor Shares Perspectives Behind SWELL Surfscapes

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SWELL: Walk us through the Covershot did Creed stomp this tweaked out business:

Taras: No, not this one. He did on a couple others though. This place has crazy exposed rocks so it was sketchy on some landings. I think the next exact wave he did but I shot it at like 15th of a second and it didn’t look nearly as good. But this was the highest most stylish air of this Laguna session. This was also the first time he had ever surfed this wave so sometimes it takes a couple sessions to get comfortable at a place.

I still love this photo even though it’s not a “pull”. There’s something to be said with a photo that just has a good feel to it. (more…)

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January 21st, 2014 | By | 79 Comments

Insta Surf | Best POV Housings Setting the Beachy Benchmark in Waterproof Camera Cases

1. WATERSHOT iPhone 5 -Waterproof up to 195 ft deep

Instagram shot by Dustin Wise, Assistant Photog to Chris Burkard

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Pros: Wide angle lens
No file transferring needed to post instagrams
Heavy-duty colorful case

Don’t Ever: Shoot without a leash or lanyard (more…)

January 16th, 2014 | By | 88 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Duncan Macfarlane

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Since his Follow the Light Foundation Grant Award, Duncan Macfarlane’s travel itinerary has been synonymous with the best swell stories in surf media. But surf isnt his only angle, Billabong just printed an exclusive run of Duncan’s graphic art in their spring tee line.

Here’s a little style insight from the Surfing Magazine Photographer:

SWELL: Your Instagram shows @DuncanM has been getting his passport stamped on the regular. Any newly discovered spots your dying to revisit?

Duncan:  Yeah. I’ve been on the move a fair bit the past year or two. Among the usual surf destinations like Indo and Europe I have to say Sri Lanka was on of my favourites. I’d love to head back there one day. (more…)

January 9th, 2014 | By | No Comments

#SWELLivin

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About seven years ago, I made a huge decision that really changed the way I viewed working out. I decided to work out for my health, instead of looks. It was one of the best decisions of my life. The more I focused on trying to be healthy and take care of my body, instead of trying to look like someone else, or achieve a magic number on a scale, is when everything started to fall into place. You realize working out is all about health, longevity and happiness, not about six packs, and selfies.

So, I say choose to workout for a bunch of reasons (I listed a few above. Google “health benefits of working out” and be prepared for over a weeks worth of reading), but please, pretty please, stray from working out in order to look like someone else, especially if that someone is in a photoshopped pic.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen

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