Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

December 11th, 2013 | By | 152 Comments

Groveling at Gravels with Catchsurf

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“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…)

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December 10th, 2013 | By | 81 Comments

SWELL Snapshot: Chris Burkard Featured SWELL Surf Photographer Breaks Down the Journey In the Dec Catalog

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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…)

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.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
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December 5th, 2013 | By | 244 Comments

#SWELLivin

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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…)