Insight’s wild affair with Jared Mell started way back in 2006. At the time, Jared was sleeping on Alex Knost’s couch in Newport, CA. Just 18 years old, but born with cat-like paws, perfect for prowling a log effortlessly, as well as instincts to match. We signed him up, and a month later he was Bali-bound on his first international, headed for the ZOUP campaign.
He’s been our longboarding muse ever since.
These days, Jared’s bringing old school to a new surfing world order. And in true Insight fashion, the kid has style to boot. From zero to a hundred in the blink of and eye, Jared’s passport is now filled to the brim with stamps from traveling the globe; brandishing his smooth style and switch skill, whilst gaining a solid reputation and breaking hearts along the way.