“If it werent for my beater, I probably wouldn’t have surfed for 3 months” groaned SWELL’s gear buyer Morgan. With Kalani Robb in town, the crew custom-stamped some beaters and set out to grovel at Gravels. We got more than expected. Get your own Catchsurf Board for endlesss awesomeness. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog
SWELL stopped by Burkey’s Central Coast Studio to get some insight into his Arctic surf tales seen in the December Catalog. The inaugural Follow the Light grant winner has become a trailblazer for frosty surf expeditions, here’s how the 26 year old surf photo savant keeps crushing it.
SWELL: Explain what kind of trippy Northern Lights magic is going on the cover.
Burkard: This moment was unreal, it was as if the entire sky lit up for me and me alone. 2am… 5 hours before I left for home and the only clear night of the trip. It snowed all day and late in the evening it cleared and I knew this was my moment so I hike to the beach, 1 mile from my cabin, and shot these photos. It was one of the best experiences of my life, hands down. The sky was spiraling and channeling orange/ red blue and green… straight from the sea to the sky. (more…)
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.
Considering most of the US is in a cold spell, I figured it’s a good time to close your eyes, take a deep breath and think some seriously warm thoughts. Now if only when we all opened our eyes, we would be somewhere warm.
But, there are a few ways to make freezing days feel a bit warmer. Brace yourself, there are a lot of options: (more…)