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…)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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-An Ode-alay to Mex from Catchsurf Crew Member, Jason “Action” Jackson
“Every now and then a man wakes up craving the taste of adventure. A chance to throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor and get into some trouble. There are very few places more perfect for this hankering, then the wild jungles of south Mexico and that’s just wear the boys from Catch Surf decided to head to for a little end of summer adventure. (more…)
“Not your average surf flick thats for sure” says Heath Mawson of Afends about the boys of Byron hitting the road, going mad in the water and kicking shit in their path.
Watch AFENDS team riders; Duncan McNicol, Torren Martyn, JS, Luke Stickley, Seb Smart travel from Byron to Bali, Stradbroke Island to South Coast, and set yourself apart from the crowd in new Aussie Afends styles at SWELL (more…)
Meet Your Shaper | Matt Biolos Tour the LOST Surfboard Factory as Mayhem Hand-shapes the "Sub Buggy"
First Off, Tell our SWELL fans the origin of your nickname “mayhem”
MB: I SANG IN A PUNK ROCK BAND IN THE MID 80s. WE CALLED OURSELVES ” MAYHEM ORDNANCE
What makes the Lost Shaping team & the Catalyst standout from the competition?
MB: AS THE FOUNDER/ CO-OWNER , I HAVE HANDS ON BUILT BOARDS EVERY DAY, AND TRAVELED EXTENSIVELY FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS. WE HAVE OF OF THE BEST TEST TRACKS IN THE WORLD ( TRESTLES ) AS OUR BACK YARD.
WE AND OUR FOREFATHERS HAVE BEEN BUILDING BOARDS THERE , NONE STOP, SINCE THE EARLY 70s.