December 11, 2014

Garrett Swenson Q & A

Garrett Swenson Q & A

Style is confidence. And like confidence, you can't fake it. You can pretend for a moment, or to get you through a moment, but it's something that is instilled in a person... you don't just flip the switch.

People with good style don't need to be 'artists', they exude this confidence in all aspects of life. They have retained the best parts from their influencers, combine them together and release the outcome on the world in a way that inspires others.

Garrett Swenson has good style. When you meet him, he's not the loudest, the weirdest, or the craziest... but you know he's there. Is Garrett an artist? As much as everyone is, but he's confident in everything that he does. He's held a full time job, completed a school degree and put out video parts with clips that have you skipping back to re-watch again and again. Not necessarily the how-to manual to becoming a professional snowboarder, but instead, he's confidently doing it his way.

Since finishing his degree last spring, he's been helping plan the second season of filming for the Magic Hour Moves video project, End Search, including pre-sales for the video, available through a kickstarter campaign for the next 5 days.

Here's a few questions and answers with a rider who's only begun inspiring others with his snowboarding and laid back approach to it all. Check out the #EndSearch kickstarter campaign at, to preorder your copy, and follow for updates throughout the season!


DWD - You just graduated university this spring, right?

GS - Yup, made momma proud and went and got me a degree.

DWD - What is your degree?

GS - I finally settled on an associates degree in small business management. I switched majors a few times so it took a little longer than planned ha

DWD - How does it feel? Is it a relief to have that under your belt? or are you feeling the pressure to plug into "real life"?

GS - So motherfucking wonderful! yea man i started college right outta high school so its always been this balancing act of school, work, and snowboarding. Finishing school was a huuuge weight off my shoulders and now that I'm done all i have to do is find a sugar momma to pay all my bills and I'll be set for life. Nah the pressure of real life hasn't quite hit yet, I'm still riding this high from graduation but I'm sure it'll get real next summer when I need to find a job.

DWD - There's a lot of kids out there going to school and wishing they could blow it off to snowboard all winter... what sort of advice do you have for them?

GS - Take summer classes. The last couple years of my degree i would just take classes in the Summer and Fall and then take the spring semester off. That was definitely a contributing factor as to why it took so long for my degree but it was the best way to be able to go to school and still ride during the winter. Just suck it up and get it done because every year your not in school makes it harder to go back.

DWD - With no winter classes this year, what's your plans for the season?

GS - I'm quittin my job and we're hittin the road! Hupp and I bought a 15 passenger van, stripped the back half, insulated it, and turned it into a liveable situation and got ourselves a trailer to haul all of our gear. We are gonna venture down the coast and work our way across the US and hopefully meet up with Gusmah in Quebec. Larson's gonna make the trip with us and we'll be meeting up with Brew and a bunch of other homies along the way. I'm pumped.

DWD - When do you guys leave?

GS - We're leaving Anchorage on January 3rd, the ferry leaves on the 5th, and we get to Bellingham on the 9th.

DWD - Then the journey begins!

GS - Yezzir!

DWD - Can't wait to see this one!


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