Top Trend: Cat Eye Sunglasses

June 30th, 2011 | By | 2,554 Comments

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What do Wendy Peffercorn and your mom have in common? They both knew their stuff when it comes to sunglasses. Now it’s your chance to view the world through cat eye lenses. Cat eye sunglasses are back from the 50′s, and looking as fun as ever. Simply put, we all think these retro sunglasses are the cat’s meow. Check out our favorite cat eye sunlgasses, then leave a comment and let us know what you think! Any favorites?

Added bonus…aside from Halle Barry in her cat woman suit, cat eye sunglasses are at the top of the list of what tigers dream of.

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Win It Wednesday: Watermans Sunscreen Pack!

June 29th, 2011 | By | 936 Comments

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Happy Win It Wednesday!
Today we’re giving away a pack of summer essentials from Watermans Applied Science.
Watermans takes sunblock seriously, with a top-of-the-line sun protection line made for those individuals for whom life in the shade is not an option. Check out the full line of WATERMANS

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Mom Was Right About Sunscreen (Okay, and maybe some other stuff too)

June 29th, 2011 | By | 4,457 Comments


Dear 16 year old me,
Don’t worry too much about the outfit you are going to wear; you’ll look back and say “How awful! How did I EVER wear that!” Try and have as much fun as you can because, as much as it sucks to admit, mom was right about being an adult. And she was right about wearing sunscreen as well. And hey! Just because it says SPF 4 doesn’t mean it counts as protection!

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Winner of FTL to be announced at the Shorebreak Hotel during the US Open of Surfing in August

June 28th, 2011 | By | 1,586 Comments

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SAN CLEMENTE, CA — June 22, 2011 — Follow The Light Foundation (FTFL), a non-profit that continues to fuel the dreams of the world’s most talented young surf photographers, announced its 2011 finalists today after an evening of review and deliberation. This year’s installment of young visionaries include: Quincy Dein from Maui, Matt Kurvin from Santa Cruz, Ricky Lesser from Manhattan Beach, Duncan Macfarlane from Australia and Carlos Santana from Anaheim. The winner of the $5,000 grant will be announced during the US Open of Surfing at the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach on August 2. “This is the best collection of photos I’ve seen all year,” said longtime SURFING Magazine Photo Editor Peter Taras. “It’s so inspiring to see the act of waveriding through fresh eyes.”
The FTLF was founded after iconic photographer Larry “Flame” Moore’s passing to ensure that up-and-coming surf photographers continue to get the recognition and support they deserve. Flame — legendary Photo Editor of SURFING Magazine for more than three decades — made it a priority to teach and inspire anyone with a passion for photography. This grant helps keep that legacy alive. Details can be found on the FTLF website.
Now in its sixth year, the FTLF awards ceremony is part of the world’s largest action sports festival. The US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach will reach all kinds of people, but there is no better place to showcase the best rising talent in the surf photography world. In years past, FTLF grant winners like Morgan Maassen, Chris Burkard, Matt Clark, Ray Collins and Todd Glaser have continued to change the game in what is possible in surf imagery. This year, previous winners played a huge role in selecting the 2011 recipient. “This was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to do,” says former winner and SURER staff photographer Todd Glaser. “I found this year to be extremely difficult to judge. There were a lot of excellent submissions. At the end of the day, seeing these images made me want to shoot!” Come August 2, a new artist will get his due recognition. There will also be a “People’s Choice” winner, where fans will text to vote for the winner. The reception begins at 7:00PM, The Shorebreak Hotel, 500 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648, www.shorebreakhotel.com. Event is open to the public and free of charge. Please register on a first-come basis for this event on Facebook at our Follow the Light Foundation “Flame Grant” page.