Banjo playin’ cowboys on a farm in the South; that’s the image that came to mind when I first thought of Bluegrass music. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised… This past weekend I was able to enjoy an experience that has forever evolved my understanding of this rising genre of music; The Bluegrass Situation. (more…)Thank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.
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From working summers in the warehouse as a teenager, to becoming the senior denim designer at Volcom, Jeffery James “JJ” Gonzales personifies Volcom’s brand mantra True to This. (more…)
A few SWELL savages “followed the Fish” to LA Hard Summer Festival and Cut Snake basically blew out our eardrums and our minds. The DJ duo has been getting after it for over 10 years, since Paul & Leigh bought a mixer to pass the times during down days on the professional surf tour.
Since hooking up with Destructo, the Cut Snake boys are on a tear through the EDM tour, rocking out in these SWELL summer styles.
Bryan House is a San Diego surfer/skater/designer who is widely recognized for being the f@cking man. He gave us a behind the scenes look at the Sanuk operation, and the secrets behind their not so typical footwear empire. We skated, ping ponged, ate Wahoos, drank Pacificos, and heckled…
How’d you get your start in the Sanuk Footwear family?
I got thrown into the mix randomly by JK, he straight up invited me to check out the building and grab a pair of shoes. The next thing I know I am in a conference room talking about factories, footwear construction and materials. I had no resume, no portfolio just a computer with things I had been working on. Soooo caught off guard, but looks like it worked! JK is the man, I owe it all to him. (more…)