Surf City USA: Jackson, Wyoming?

August 10th, 2010 | By | 3,753 Comments

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Does anyone else feel like “Surfing USA” wasn’t supposed to be taken this literally? Brick Tamland warns those surfing with ladies to watch out for bears. Watch the video on CNN HERE

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New Zealand

August 5th, 2010 | By | 3,520 Comments

Before working at SWELL I sold everything I owned and moved to New Zealand for 6 months.

This is some of the footage I brought back…

Music by local band Voom

Thanks to all my kiwi mates, the fitzjames’, neal, frog, parker, Donna & Leigh, and SLSNR!

video by my brother nolan

Ozzie Wrong: Doped Youth

August 5th, 2010 | By | 4,826 Comments

If you like this footage of Ozzie Wrong in the classic vid from 2004 “Doped Youth” then you love the newest vid from Veeco Productions “BS!”

BS! Is filled with a crapload of great seggys and bonus features from a bunch of Volcom’s greatest shredders.

*Video is available for purchase at Swell along with heaps of other super cool chunks*

Congrats Morgan Maassen, 2010 Winner of Larry “Flame”Moore Memorial Grant, Sponsored by SWELL

August 4th, 2010 | By | 90 Comments

As the youngest winner ever, 19yr old Morgan Maassen stunned the audience and judges with his radical vision of the surf world. He also took home the “People’s Choice” award from the audience pool full of photog favorites like Rob Machado, Taj Burrow, Kolohe Andino, and Jamie O’Brien.

Picture pioneer Aaron Chang took the stage to introduce the talented finalist whose artistic approaches ranged from progressive surfing specialist Billy Watts of San Diego, to Brooks Institute student Corey Wilson, and Outter Banks warrior Matt Lusk. SWELL happily sponsored the 5K grant to encourage this young talent to raise the bar of surf photography that “Flame” so passionately pursued.

Morgan’s credited his family for making world-travel a priority in his childhood.


Congratulation again to all the finalists.

Check out all the slide shows from the ceremony at: http://followthelightfoundation.org/

or check out Morgan’s website and judge for your self: http://morganmaassen.com/