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Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from Ten Piggies Over!

It's been real.
It's been fun.
It's been real fun.
But now it's time to party...
We hope you have a very happy new year from all of us at Ten Piggies Over!

Erica HATES going right

Erica hopes that one day that this wave will somehow, magically turn into a left point... Until then, she is stuck riding backside at all the right points in the nearby area.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Ice Plant Forts

I haven't been shooting too much film due to amount of time I've spent working on learning my T2i.
But it was nice to finish off a roll on our last trip up to Santa Barbara. The colors and lighting are really spectacular with Ektar100 film.

The Queen

A little video that Erica shot and edited of Connor, Greg, and I somewhere up North a few mornings back...

The Queen from Alex Swanson on Vimeo.

New NEW header

I was surprised this morning with an email from Kristina Micotti with this rad new header she drew up.
Pretty stoked on it... Thanks a lot Kristina, check out more of her work at Whimsically Made!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ten Piggies Over Sucks

I read it somewhere... It must be true.


Erica and I met Cole down South to hang out and get some footage with Erica's new Kodak Playsport.
The water is cleaning up slowly, and with the offshore winds, it made for some really nice conditions.

Troy Elmore - Tanner Prairie

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Low Tides and Pier Pilings

1. Natasha stylin'
2. Trevor slippin'
3. Greg stoppin'

Before... After

Monday, December 27, 2010

What's To Come...

A couple of weeks ago ;]... Erica, Trevor, Greg, and I met up with Connor Lyon to surf some epic barrels up North.
Super happy that the weather and waves held up long enough to get a full day of surfing in.
Erica took a ton of video and photos... Here is a taste of what's to come!

Freezing Mornings

1. Greg swooping in on Trevor
2. Greg testing Jakes Almond
3. Jake gettin' 5 over at your friendly neighborhood beachbreak

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Skating in Brea

Greg and I drove out to Brea to meet Erica and her family for a Christmas dinner.
While we were waiting for the food to cook, we decided to take our skateboards and go explore the neighborhood.

Greg Long and Johnnie

About a month back, my little brother Johnnie attended a special needs event "Best Day" at Doheny.
He got to paddle out with Greg Long and catch a few waves...
Here are some photos taken by the photographers at the event


One from when the rain didn't plague us every day of the week...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas from all of us at Ten Piggies Over!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Blackies Christmas Eve

Greg, Trevor, and I woke up a little before the sunrise this morning to catch what's left of the swell that hit yesterday.
Everybody and their brother was out today making it tougher to catch what little waves actually came through...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

50 mm

My wonderful girlfriend, Erica, got me this fixed 50 mm lens.
I'm really excited to shoot with it more. The colors it takes in are really cool and give the photos a sort of older look.
Here's one of the first shots I took with it.

No Wifi :(

The WiFi at my house has been really spotty, aka no Internet...
So I apologize in advance for the sparse blog posts.
But anyways, the weather finally cleared up after a week and a half of constant rain!
Greg, Trevor, and I headed up to West Newport to get in the oh so dirty water.
We ended up scoring some pretty decent size waves... Echo Beach bro
Here are some photos that Greg took of Trevor and I. Check out his blog at SwanGlide

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ready, Set, Trim

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ten Piggies Over - Surf Diaries

Erica and I are about halfway through putting together the Ten Piggies Over Surf Diaries,
our second photo book. We're pretty stoked on it!
Here's a look at the first few pages.

Christmas Presents

Thank you Trevor and Xtina for our Christmas presents!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Slow it down... Slowing...

Slow Shutter Speeds...
At The Cliffs...
Clear Weather Come Back To Me.


Rain, rain, go away...

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Erica looking on at the new Vans:Thalia store settled in the heart of Laguna