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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…)

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August 4th, 2010 | By | 2,615 Comments

Have you really ever been over the falls?

So you think that one wave during your last session where you went over the falls was pretty bad right? what was it, maybe 6 feet out there? maybe..? Most normal people can hardly fathom the feelings the big wave guys have when they get tossed at Jaws or Mav’s right?
Now, just put your self behind Professional Kayaker Tyler Brandts’ paddle for a minute and imagine falling an amazing 186 feet into a rock filled hole filled with churning water pouring onto you hundreds of gallons per minute… oh and he broke a record in the process!
WHAT WAS THIS GUY THINKING!?! a situation surfers try to avoid at all costs is something that makes this thrill seekers day!
(skip to 1:30 for the money shot and hold your breathe)

July 29th, 2010 | By | 2,954 Comments

Black Gold, Texas Tea.

Whats good?

Mos’ Def’ not the current state of oil production and its vastly negative effects on the world as a whole. Check out this video, from hip-hop artists Talib Kweli & HiTek, who have put together a great visual to back up the smooth rhymes on this ever so hot topic.

April 23rd, 2009 | By | 4,646 Comments

Bag and Tag: Insight Gear for Cougar Hunters

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“So you like guys under 30, that don’t make you dirty?”

It’s not a phrase most guys would sing to their mom, but on TV Land’s hit reality show “The Cougar”, there’s nothing stopping the 20, 20-something-year-old whipper-snapper contestants from singing and dancing their way into the loving paws of the sexy and much older hell cat. Now as nature has proven through the eons, bright colors attract potential mates and that’s why Austin (pictured) will survive amongst the fittest suitors. Austin’s strategy is simple: “wear the brightest and most colors possible to stand out in this jungle.” And what brighter colors to shake your tail feathers in than Insights Pervert Flannel? None.

Diversify your hunting attire with Insight at Swell and bag that prize game in any conditions!

Pictured above (clockwise from top left)

Insight Pervert Flannel (orange)

Insight Pervert Flannel (red)

Insight Framous Boardshort

Insight Zoup Photo Tee

Insight Ransky Walkshort