Couch Surfing: Torrey Meister’s Spleen

March 13th, 2015 | By | 12 Comments

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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…)

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

March 6th, 2015 | By | 95 Comments

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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…)

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

March 1st, 2015 | By | 25 Comments

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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…)

Meet Your Maker | Issa De Mar Melissa Jasniy Tells Us How Her Love for the Sea Inspired Her Swim Brand

February 25th, 2015 | By | 17 Comments

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SWELL: We heard it all started in a tiger painted ice cream truck! Can you elaborate a little more on how Issa De Mar came about? Is the truck still open on the North Shore?

MJ: You heard right! Yes, Marissa & I started by hand sewing each suit and selling it out of our tiger painted ice cream truck turned mobile store called ‘Roam Hawaii’ with our two other good friends Cassandra Rull & Brooke Dombroski. (more…)