Archive for the ‘Interesting Humans’ Category

March 26th, 2014 | By | 212 Comments

Burgerama Festival Recap Photos from The Observatory's Biggest Indie Rock Festival in Costa Mesa, Ca

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Festival Season rolls on with Everyone’s favorite garage-punk label hosting more than 50 bands in the Burger Records family, from indie-psychos like The Growlers and The Black Lips, to protopunkers like Death. Enjoy the shows through SWELL’s beer goggles.  (more…)

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March 14th, 2014 | By | 104 Comments

SeaMade: Interviews | ASP Rookie Dimity Stoyle

Started form the bottom now she’s there…slashing her way to a 9.13 at the Roxy Pro last week. Photo: ASP/Cestari

As ASP’s breakthrough performer of 2013, young Aussie Dimity Stoyle is making her debut into the big leagues as a rookie on the world tour this year.  With a solid goal to make it onstage to pop some champagne in celebration of a WCT win, this rookie is bound to give the vets a run for their money.

Juxtaposed with her competitive nature is a creative nature that loves to paint, hand-shape boards, and tune into quality music. Full of passion and gratitude for the tour lifestyle, Dimity is one to inspire and motivate surfers all over the world. Read on for a glimpse into the mind of Dimity… (more…)

March 5th, 2014 | By | 164 Comments

Meet Your Maker | Lolli Swim Founder Vy Swimmies, Sprinkles, and the Spring '14 Collection with the Designer Behind the Bow

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Any girly girl worth her salt has taken notice to lOlli Swimwear’s nostalgic, queen of the sand castle, bikinis. We ventured to a magical hill in Laguna Beach to meet the girl behind the infamous bow bottoms. Read on for the short (and sugary sweet) interview + photos from her design space.
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February 28th, 2014 | By | 79 Comments

Interview: Rhythm’s Marc Llewellyn Marc Explains The Burleigh Heads Surf Culture

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SWELL: Walk us through a typical day working at Rhythm in Burleigh?
Marc: The boys normally have a little pre-work surf and the girls will do their pilates, yoga, walks or swims. A lot of us meet for coffee at Canteen then head into the office. Everyone’s pretty flat out all day but there’s definitely a lot of laughs, dance-breaks, fun and kookiness thrown amongst the seriousness. (more…)