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March 24th, 2015 | By | 30 Comments

SWELL Staycations | La Valencia Hotel Our Intern Scouts San Diego's Choice Beach Getaway


Only have a quick weekend to get away? Luckily the SWELL marketing intern scouted out the best place to have the ultimate stay-cation in Southern California!

Where to stay:

Founded in December of 1926 off the coast of La Jolla, California, the La Valencia hotel is best known for its spacious rooms, decadent restaurants, and breath taking sunsets. The La Valencia is the perfect place to kick your feet up and enjoy the sound of waves crashing on the Pacific coast.  Not only does the La Valencia have an itinerary of endless activities and fun including: an ocean view swimming pool, live music, in-suite spa treatments and services; They also have beautiful architecture like the signature hand painted murals.

Fun Fact: Some of SWELL’s latest photos were taken inside this killer hotel! This happens to be one of our favorite hot spots for our Swim 2015 Feature.  (more…)

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March 20th, 2015 | By | 18 Comments

Day In the Life | TREO Music x TAVIK Newport WQS Surfers, Turned DJs and Style Influencers... Meet TREO

From a morning surf, to a midnight DJ set, we kicked off festival season with music group “TREO” around their Newport Beach stomping grounds. TREO personifies the Modern Beach lifestyle designed in Tavik’s new Spring Line.

Meet Boys…


(L-R: Trevor, Spencer, Ace… Yes, They Almost Exclusively Rock All-Black Tavik Attire)

What are your guys plans and goals this year?

Ace – Make really rad, fun music, play really killer DJ sets, surf a ton, and have a super fun time doing it all.

Spencer – Make good music, work with amazing artists, Travel and Perform in places we’ve never been and be positive influences for the next generation of kids who love music.

Trevor – Stay focused in the studio. Surf/Travel as much as possible, and gather influences from all the rad stuff we get to experience.

Check out TREO on FaceBook for upcoming events

Would you rather DJ the playboy mansion for $8,000 or Coachella for free?

Ace – Coachella probably because all of the Playmates are there anyways. Or a playboy party during Coachella, that would be rad.

Spencer – Coachella has been a huge goal of ours since day 1. So yea Coachella.

Trevor – Coachella. no question

What is the best and worst performance you guys have ever had?

Ace – Best one would probably by Marquee Day Club last summer, because it stayed open extra long because of how much fun everyone was having. Worst – we won’t talk about that hahaha.

Spencer – I think Create in Hollywood last month with our homegirls Posso was one of the best. The Worst… Oh man… The boys and I all know but we won’t get into that hahaha.

Trevor – Best Performance, Gotta go with Marquee Day club When they let us keep the place open for an extra Hour! I’ll Never forget that for sure….. And worst performance…HAHAHA I agree, we won’t talk about that one!

If you could go on a surf trip tomorrow and DJ at any spot in that location on the trip, where would you go?

Ace – The amount of times we have talked about this has to be in the thousands. Probably Gold Coast of Australia for me.

Spencer – We want to do this everywhere we can but top of the list would have to be Bali or Australia right now.

Trevor – Bali.


 TREO Boys vibing under the Newport Moon for Tavik’s Summer zine. See new Modern Beach Styles at SWELL

If you could each sing one song on American Idol what would it be?

Ace – Probably Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix because that’s one of my all time favorites.

Spencer – David Bowie- Let’s Dance.

Trevor – whitney houston – I will always love you

If you were a car, what type of car would you be?

Ace – A very clean, but driven 69 Camaro ZL1. In all black of course, really low, with a blower.

Spencer – All Black 87 El Camino .

Trevor – Audi R8 … I like to go fast :)

Night club or house party?

Ace – A super rad day time house party, with a killer pool and all of our friends. And Bud Lights.

Spencer – Daytime house party vibes are hard to beat.

Trevor – House Party – anyone that knows me understands my passion for Pool party’s and Day vibes.

If you could only indulge in one of these fine delicacies for the remainder of your lives would it be pizza or burritos?

Ace – Burritos, no questions.

Spencer – Burritos, 100%

Trevor – that’s a tough one… how about pizza filled burritos?

Do you have groupies yet?

Ace – Hahahah, I think Spencer has some that psych on him pretty hard.

Spencer – Hahaha Idk Ace has been a powerhouse in the gym lately, watch out ladies…

Trevor – Spenny does for SURE! hahah


Jameson or Grey Goose?

Ace – Bud Light.

Spencer – Ginger Ale.

Trevor – Grey Geese.

How does it make you feel emotionally when people come up and try to request songs while you are playing? What would you like to do to these people?

Ace – If it’s a good song I get super stoked and I actually want to play it to make them stoked. If it’s a terrible request I just act like I can’t hear them because I have earplugs in haha.

Spencer – I had an older lady try and have the GM kick me out of a club mid set once cuz I wouldn’t play 80’s, it’s heavy how personal some people take it when you don’t play a specific song they ask for haha.

Trevor – Best one I ever got was kid Rock Bawwitdabaw…. I almost had a heartattack… but ya I agree with Ace, the earplug trick never fails..

What kind of deodorant do you use?

Ace – Old Spice Fresh.

Spencer – Tom’s Natural.

Trevor– Old Spice. which is perfect cause I always lose mine, so I steal Aces when were on the road.

Where can we go check out your new music releases?

All of our new stuff is on our soundcloud or facebook. As soon as we finish anything it goes up there so stay updated!


March 13th, 2015 | By | 12 Comments

Couch Surfing: Torrey Meister’s Spleen


He’s the guy on SWELL’s homepage, he’s a weapon in slabs, he owned our couch en-route to mainland and here’s on latest on his post-injury report.  Photos by Marc Prefontaine @831Prefontaine

Ya Torrey, thanks for the chat, we’ve been think bout ya since the spleen blowout.  What was the extent of your injury? We’ve heard people can bleed out from that.

Torrey: No worries man thanks for your concern. Rupturing a spleen is a very strange injury, I have never experienced anything like it in my life . (more…)

March 1st, 2015 | By | 25 Comments

Best of Festivals: CRSSD Fest 5 Reasons to Attend San Diego's New 2-Day Music Festival


Festival season is officially here with a new waterfront venue attracting top talent and hoards of beautiful humans. It’s call CRSSD Fest and in 5 years you’ll want to claim you were there to kick off it’s first fest on 3/14/2015… here’s why (more…)