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March 19th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Meet Your Maker | Pacific & Driftwood Designer and CEO Christian Cox Takes Swimwear "Beyond The Beach"

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SWELL: Tell us a little about Pacific & Driftwood….what sparked you to start creating swimwear?

Christian Cox (CC): I was working as the Associate Designer for a luxury womenswear (RTW) brand when the thought crossed my mind to start my own swimwear co. I had gone on Christmas vacation to the Caribbean and before heading out of town I was trying to find a new bikini. I didn’t really love anything I was finding and wanted something with a little more edge, something fresh, and something no one else would be wearing. So I came up with my own design, and then cut and sewed it in my bedroom.

While on the vacation (more…)

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March 13th, 2015 | By | No Comments

Couch Surfing: Torrey Meister’s Spleen

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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 6th, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Baja Step Offs Luke Forgay Captures An Epic Session at the PeMex Plant

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on the last soid west SWELL in north baja, I Drove across the border with Cameron Faris and South African Native Frank Solomon to chase the swell and weather. (more…)

March 1st, 2015 | By | No Comments

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

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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…)