Archive for the ‘EVENTS’ Category

February 21st, 2014 | By | 28 Comments

Bikini Party! Photos from the Billabong Bikini Truck Launch Party, Powered by SWELL

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It’s official…the Billabong Bikini Truck is on the road!
Because no maiden voyage is complete without a proper send-off, we celebrated over Bikini ‘Tinis at Shelter, Encinitas. And a bikini party is the best kind of party. Says us at least. Want to join in on the party? Come by the retail launch party Saturday, March 1st at the Saguaro, Palm Springs. Read on for photos + more (more…)

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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…)

February 14th, 2014 | By | 437 Comments

Band Interview | SWIMM Billy Bombards Chris Hess with a Slew of Life's Weirdest Questions

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SWELL: What’s yer favorite venue to play and why?

SWIMM:  Well for sentimental purposes let’s just say Detroit Bar. Can’t believe its the end. We honestly have had some of the most fun nights playing music because of that place. It is pretty sad to think this will be the last time we will play there. Damn I just got sad. (more…)

December 16th, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

3 Cups 1 Day | Pipemasters Final Recap Fanning Wins a World Title, Slater Wins Pipe, & John John Takes the Triple Crown

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SWELL photog Domenic Mosquiera braved the biggest crowds in Triple Crown history to capture the craziest Pipe final since AI vs. Slater.

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