Posts Tagged ‘surfing’

March 29th, 2014 | By | 141 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Introducing Young Gun Tia Blanco

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Ever wondered what it takes to transform your love of surfing into a career? Young gun Tia Blanco will tell you it takes a lot of time in the water, training, and dedication. Sheer style and bubbly personality don’t hurt either.
Interview + Tia’s Green Smoothie Recipe after the break…

Photos courtesy of REEF
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March 22nd, 2014 | By | 473 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews – Big Wave Champ Bianca Valenti Big Wave Surfing, Inspiration + Training Tips

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How many of you think riding 3 foot waves is fun? Hands in the air galore. How about 30 feet plus? Crickets. Riding big waves takes a special kind of person and there is a class all on its own for these “special” people. It takes someone with loads of surf skill and courage to take off on a massive wall of water and call it fun. Someone like Bianca Valenti. (more…)

March 14th, 2014 | By | 276 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews | ASP Rookie Dimity Stoyle

Started form the bottom now she’s there…slashing her way to a 9.13 at the Roxy Pro last week. Photo: ASP/Cestari

As ASP’s breakthrough performer of 2013, young Aussie Dimity Stoyle is making her debut into the big leagues as a rookie on the world tour this year.  With a solid goal to make it onstage to pop some champagne in celebration of a WCT win, this rookie is bound to give the vets a run for their money.

Juxtaposed with her competitive nature is a creative nature that loves to paint, hand-shape boards, and tune into quality music. Full of passion and gratitude for the tour lifestyle, Dimity is one to inspire and motivate surfers all over the world. Read on for a glimpse into the mind of Dimity… (more…)

February 19th, 2014 | By | 6 Comments

Inspiration LA: JJ Wessels – Matix Ambassador A conversation over musty vintage clothes? 'But I Like it!"

Gabe Clement and JJ with the "Inspiration LA" one-off tee that was printed during the event.

SWELL: Hey JJ, thanks for taking some time to talk to us. “Inspiration LA” is pretty awesome and somewhat overwhelming for me, It’s my first year at the event. Have you been to the event before this year? How has your experience been so far?

JJ: I’ve been coming to the event since it started really, I was invited by Rin Tanaka. One of my friends, Brian Bent, was featured in a book that Rin published, and I think thats how I met him. It’s been the best event so far, definitely the best turnout. It’s something I wouldn’t miss. it’s something where I’m like “Inspiration is coming up! when is it? where is it?” type thing. (more…)