SWELL caught up with surf photographer Shawn Parkin to get perspective on his South Orange County surf imagery featured in SWELL’s November catalog. Shawn skated from his San Clemente pad and met us at Bull Taco to grind some $1 Tacos and $2 Tecates. Here’s what we gathered from the bearded lensman.
(Surf Imagery Prints Avail at ShawnParkin.com, Free Catalogs Subscription)
SWELL: First Parkin shot ever published
Parkin: I think my first shots published both online and in print were from the infamous Fire Swell in October of 2007. (more…)
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Angola. Do you know where that is? Honestly, I didn’t…that is until I met Kevin Voegtlin, an independent filmmaker who recently made a film about a surf trip to Angola. Last year, Kevin’s buddy Kepa Acero traveled through the Angolan desert on a solo hunt for waves. Surfers in the area pointed him to a left-hand point that wasn’t breaking but he knew deep down that it would fire on the right swell. A few months later, Kepa returned with Dane Gudauskas and they absolutely scored. Kevin’s documentation of the surf trip evolved into his film “Under Desert Sun,” which was just released for your viewing pleasure (see full film above). I got together with Kevin earlier this week to get a better idea of what this Angola surf mission business is all about. Now go grab your readers for the interview, a brew for the movie, and a map to figure out where in the world Angola is located. (more…)
There really is no better gift than the gift to choose your own gift. The downside? A gift card doesn’t require a whole ton of thought or time. The fix: fancy-up your gift card with this very thoughtful DIY – turn it into a snow globe.
Now it’s both practical AND it has a personal touch. Tah-daaaaahh.
Read on for the how-to… (more…)
Be sure to take some time out today and write down all that you are thankful for, little or small. There is so darn much to be thankful for… beaches, surfboards, road trips, random adventures, good health and all.
Now go chow down.
- Guest Blogger, Rebekah Steen
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