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For the Love of Honey

For the Love of Honey

By Hank Gaskell   |   Jul 28, 2015 July 28, 2015

His hands were unlike other farmers. Not calloused, hard, cracked and stiff, but broad, flexible and quick. He seemed not to mind the thick white suit we were both wearing or the suffocating screen helmet. I felt like I was going to melt away. The deeply forested Waiho‘i Valley… Read More

The Chase: a tiny film

The Chase: a tiny film

By RC Cone   |   Jul 24, 2015 July 24, 2015

Honestly, we went to Iceland to catch big fish. It was that simple. We wanted to bask in the late Arctic sun while bringing dreamy meter-long Atlantic salmon to hand. We wanted to drink whiskey afterwards, go to bed and do it again every day we could. What surprised… Read More

Above: The Mundaka sandbar behaving itself, winter 2014-15. Spain. Photo: Javi Muñoz

Mundaka: Surf but don’t touch

By Tony Butt   |   Jun 23, 2015 June 23, 2015

When the first surfers turned up at Mundaka around the late 1960s and set their eyes upon those perfect lefthanders, they had no reason to think the waves wouldn’t be there forever. Almost half a century later, we now know that Mundaka is a very special wave, perhaps unique… Read More

The Rescue Box

The Rescue Box

By Tom Doidge-Harrison   |   Jul 31, 2015 July 31, 2015

In its deep summer slumber, it is hard to gauge the latent fury this place can serve up to the unsuspecting. There are, however, clues to the power of this landscape that can both give and take in equal measure. The weathered faces of naked shale give evidence to… Read More

Amelia the Tropicat: A Swell Companion [Updated]

Amelia the Tropicat: A Swell Companion [Updated]

By Liz Clark   |   Feb 26, 2015 February 26, 2015

I’ve had a few pets on Swell over the last nine years—most of them made their way aboard on their own. I don’t mind the geckos that often show up in a banana stock. They hide, so I rarely get to see them, but they are harmless and make… Read More

Freediving the Wreckage of Lelu Harbor

Freediving the Wreckage of Lelu Harbor

By Matt Rott   |   Jan 23, 2015 January 23, 2015

It’s funny how easily we miss out on opportunities lying just under our noses—especially when we’re trapped in the narrow-minded, one-dimensional pursuit of something as fleeting as a wave. I’d been chasing the left-hander breaking into Lelu Harbor for nearly fifteen years, enduring lengthy flat spells and months of… Read More

Simply Southern Chile

Simply Southern Chile

By Hank Gaskell   |   Dec 26, 2014 December 26, 2014

After my second trip to Southern Chile this past July, I have absolutely fallen in love with its simple way of life. More and more nowadays, it seems there is so much going on that it’s impossible to get ahead. Chile doesn’t know or care about that. Life there… Read More

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