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June 7th, 2014 | By | 273 Comments

Sublimated Style Gallery Worthy Graphics

Getting tired of seeing bold type face prints with sayings like “SWAG” or “BALL SO HARD” slathered all over them? Then check the stories on these sublimate printed tanks, as seen in SWELL’s June Catalog. We spoke with some of the brands behind these awesome Photo-Graphic styles from Matix and Reef.

Matix “Lazy Days” Tank With Featured Photographer Drew Martin

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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…)

August 4th, 2010 | By | 2,686 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 | 3,424 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.

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