2013 Swimsuit Issue: Behind the Scenes

posted by / Photos, Swim / February 6, 2013

All photos by Duncan Macfarlane

SURFING recently returned from shooting its annual swimsuit issue. We went to Australia and took with us two of our favorite models from the last couple of years, Amanda Booth and Chelsea Salmon, and met four new favorites in Sydney. Stunning, the lot. We shot in Bondi Beach on the hottest day on record in Sydney (115 degrees), then raced an RV down the coast, Griswold-family style, and found the whitest sand in the world. We shot there. And another beach nearby. Then we returned home, took some cold showers and sorted through the images from Sydney-based photographer Richard Freeman. We patted ourselves on the back. What a year. The actual issue will drop on April 2, but you can indulge in plenty of content before then, right here at surfingmagazine.com. Weekly videos introducing you to the girls will begin next week, but for now, enjoy some behind the scenes images from SURFING staff photog Duncan Macfarlane. Follow @surfingmag_swim on Instagram for plenty more outtakes from the shoot. – Taylor Paul

It takes many hands to make a magazine.

It takes many hands to make a magazine.

Hair and makeup guru Jeannie Jefferies has a job many would volunteer for.

Hair and makeup guru Jeannie Jefferies has a job many would volunteer for.

Duncan Macfarlane captures Jimmicane capturing Richard Freeman capturing Chelsea Salmon, who was on our swimsuit issue cover two years ago.

Duncan Macfarlane captures Jimmicane capturing Richard Freeman capturing Chelsea Salmon, who was on our swimsuit issue cover two years ago.

Sarah Stephens and crew prep for a shot in Bondi.

Sarah Stephens and crew prep for a shot in Bondi.

Tanya Smart, beachy.

Tanya Smart, beachy.

Not an hour after editor Taylor Paul saw a shark while bodysurfing, Amanda Booth braved the surf to get the shot.

Not an hour after editor Taylor Paul saw a shark while bodysurfing, Amanda Booth braved the surf to get the shot.

This is Belle, 19 years old and lives just south of Sydney. Belle...tres belle.

This is Belle, 19 years old and lives just south of Sydney. Belle...tres belle.

Told you we went to Australia. Kangaroos and Phoebe O — as Aussie as meat pie.

Told you we went to Australia. Kangaroos and Phoebe O — as Aussie as meat pie.

Photographer Richard Freeman is from New Zealand but lives in Bondi with his beautiful wife and their two children. He kept things light on set.

Photographer Richard Freeman is from New Zealand but lives in Bondi with his beautiful wife and their two children. He kept things light on set.

We saw two sharks off this beach right here. That's a dolphin though. LA-based model Amanda Booth loves dolphins.

We saw two sharks off this beach right here. That's a dolphin though. LA-based model Amanda Booth loves dolphins.

This young man talking to Belle has impecable taste.

This young man talking to Belle has impecable taste.

 

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3 Responses to “2013 Swimsuit Issue: Behind the Scenes”

  1. Luis says:

    SO…MANY…AWESOME…JUUUUUUUUGS!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mark Will says:

    Gotta get me down to Oz pronto!!

  3. Joe says:

    WTF?? Your whole frickin website is just blank pages, you fuktards. All you do by trying to control content with the latest Flash (or whatever) plugin is to piss people off. Please attend to this, and to your mom’s box too. Thanks.

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