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Tyler Surrey


Tyler Surrey’s skating is creative, precise and stylish. Polished on the streets, parks and plazas of San Diego, his diverse bag of tech tricks and ability to put them down on all terrain in his path, in combination with

Brian Panebianco



Brian Panebianco is a skater and filmmaker from Philly who’s the main lensman for Sabotage. His filming is on point and so is his skateboarding. There are not many skaters out there who have such a noticeably strong

Aaron Yant

Aaron Yant, shot by @wesleybanford


Aaron Yant is a skater based in California who’s been laying down creative, unique tricks for more than a while. He’s constantly innovating new moves on a selection of gnarly and low impact street

Tony Ferguson



Tony Ferguson is a legendary Girl Skateboards pro and the founder of Rone footwear.

Tony’s shoes are a lot like his skating. Classic shapes, comfortable style, made with attention to detail, that’s ready for all street terrain.


Mike Manzoori: In Focus Interview



Mike Manzoori’s skateboarding shows just one side of his creative talents but it was his pro career that put him on a path to filmmaking.

We were really interested to find out how exactly he made the transition

Mario Realegeno


Mario Realegeno is a skater and artist from Los Angeles.

Mario’s skating came to our attention looking through Matt Rodriguez’s Es La Boom skate roster where his creative style stood out to us.

So as Matt is one of

Mike Manzoori



Mike Manzoori is a skateboarder and filmmaker from England who lives in the USA.

Shredding on all terrain with a fast and loose style, Mike came up as a skater in an era when there was almost nothing

Brian Lotti


Brian Lotti is a revolutionary skateboarder, painter and filmmaker who invented a series of pivotal tricks in the 90s and went pro but as quickly as he shot into the fame in the industry he suddenly departed from skateboarding.

Josh Stewart

Josh Stewart is a skater and filmmaker whose skate videos have elevated the medium itself.

He’s produced a stack of memorable classics independently and for brands that have captured the attention of millions for decades.

Josh’s globe spanning Static video

Justin Albert



Justin Albert is a skater and filmmaker working for Adidas Skateboarding

Coming up as a filmmaker in San Francisco by going in and out of the city he learned how to get handle on his filmmaking but also

Yaje Popson




Yaje Popson is a pro skater for Alien Workshop who shoots photography and creates and collects art. He’s got a unique loose style on a skateboard and his tricks are super tech but he takes a fluid,

Paul Sunderland

Paul Sunderland is a skateboarder and musician who has been running punk and metal label Give Praise Records since 2005. You can see from his company’s collaborations with skate musicians and it’s skateboarding graphical output that he’s devoted to skating

Tyler Warren



Tyler Warren is a Canadian skateboarder and filmmaker from Calgary who skates for Alltimers. He has a super tight selection of tricks, a tenacious push and an equally quick wit. He’s been stacking standout skate clips for a

RB Umali


R.B. Umali is the filmmaker behind one of street skateboarding’s most treasured visual gems, the Zoo York Mixtape video.

He captured the raw intensity of East Coast skating in a finely polished way that inspires skating, fashion and music

Jackson Casey

Jackson Casey is a skater and filmmaker who runs Pyramid Country. Living and working in Arizona, his space meets world style skate videos capture the tricks, tribulations and triumphant skate situations that he and his Pyramid Country crew unearth

Matt Rodriguez

Matt Rodriguez’s skateboarding, music and art is flowing, fluid and fast. He’s got a unique, loose style on a board and a diverse trick selection and his spontaneous approach to skating on all-terrain oozes with creativity. So it’s no surprise

Todd Francis

Todd Francis’ provocative graphical style is imprinted into the history of skateboarding.

A brilliant artist with a great sense of humour is rare but one with a dedication to shifting general perceptions through their graphics that make skaters laugh is

Dan Mancina

Dan Mancina is a blind skateboarder who does gnarly tricks and tech ledge moves. But that’s not the only thing that defines his story. Dan’s passion to pursue challenges is unending.

His lack of sight hasn’t slowed down his ability

Julian Klincewicz

Julian Klincewicz goes for everything on and off his board.

He skates anything at anytime, that he can find inbetween working as a film director, musician, photographer, fashion designer and model.

He’s created films and creative work for Louis Vuitton,

Anthony Acosta


Anthony Acosta is a skate photographer with next level skills on his board and behind the lens.

Coming up in Cali he managed to get sponsored to skate and filmed some banging skate sections but he steadily became as

Daniel Castillo

Daniel Castillo, Frontside 360, Shot by Seu Trinh


Daniel Castillo is one of the most stylish skaters to ever do it, who has skated for Chocolate Skateboards since it began.

His unique style and tricks have inspired skaters to

Chet Childress

Chet Childress is a rapid firing ripper on his board and at the canvas.

An artist and a skater from a young age Chet turned pro and travelled the world nomadic style throwing down shocking tricks and documenting his experiences,

Alex Moul


Alex Moul is a musician and pro skateboarder from Oxford, England. Mouly invented tricks, got sponsored by Flip, made music, became a DJ and went pro. 

He’s done the impossible and more. We are stoked Alex Moul is now

Don Pendleton

Don Pendleton is one of the most prolific and productive graphic artists of all-time.

Born in America’s Midwest, his art’s unmistakable hard lines, affinity for nature, and surreal framing has left a firm imprint on skate culture that is never

Jon Humphries

Jon Humphries is a skater and photographer from the Northwestern United States who has shot some of the best skate photos ever.

Jon has the innate ability to disappear with his camera whilst hanging with some of the most interesting

Braydon Szafranski


Braydon Szafranski’s risk-taking approach to life and skateboarding was formed as a youth on the streets of Las Vegas. Instead of sliding coins into casino slots, he gambled with his body and mind by skating down the biggest stairs,

Marisa Dal Santo

Marisa Dal Santo is one of the gnarliest skaters to ever do it.

Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, she launched into the skate world with an unforgettable part in Zero Skateboard’s Strange World. In that video, she skates some of the

Angel Acevedo

Angel Acevedo is a skater and artist from Pennsylvania who runs Terror of Planet X, a sick new East Coast board brand.

TOPX’s nods to graphic novels and nostalgia are unique and creative but it’s not just its boards and

J. Grant Brittain

Photo by Mike Blabac


J. Grant Brittain has been at the forefront of skate photography since the 1970s. He was the photo editor of Transworld Skateboarding for two decades and has shot some of the best skate photos ever.

Kenny Reed

Kenny Reed, 360 Flip, Photo by Patrik Wallner


Kenny Reed‘s skateboarding is synonymous with exploration, his iconic video parts are filled with some of the best tricks and most obscure skate spots ever skated.

His nomadic pro skate

Colin Read

Colin Read Portrait: [Source]


Colin Read’s skate footage always stands out. If he’s not literally kickflipping his camera or filming doubles lines with a VX in each hand he’s always thinking of a new way to capture

Darrell Stanton

Darrell is a pro skater and business creative



Where did you grow up?

I first learnt to skate in the streets of Los Angeles, California.

I moved quite a bit, so it was really a matter of who …

Henry Jones

Henry Jones is a skater and illustrator


When did you first start drawing?

 Both of my parents are pretty talented artists, and as far as I can remember I’ve always had a marker, crayon, pen or pencil in my

Joe Krolick

Joe was a filmer at 411VM and is one of the most prolific skate filmers ever


When did you first pick up a camera?

I first picked up a video camera when I was 13. I broke my leg


Ragdoll has done some of the gnarliest tricks ever on a skateboard but everybody knows his skating brought more to the table than that. He took classic tricks to dizzying new heights.



Ragdoll, Hippy Jump, Hollywood


Torsten Frank

Torsten is a skateboarder from Stuttgart, Germany who is the Adidas global skate filmer



Hey Torsten, where in the world are you right now?

I’m sitting at home in Stuttgart; it’s snowing outside. I just opened some old …

Mike York

Mike is a pro skater and company owner


My name is Mike York and I’m am a proud father of two, a professional skateboarder and I run Roller Horror.


For me, the relationship between skateboarding and art to …

Michael Sieben

Michael Sieben is an artist, managing editor of Thrasher Magazine and co-owner of Roger


I run Roger, make art, skate, hang out with my family and friends, go swimming and read novels. I also enjoy eating breakfast tacos and

Zered Bassett

Zered is a pro skater who creates street art as Paper Skaters

I’ve been into photography for half my life and over the past few years have been doing a project called Paper Skaters.

Paper Skaters is mostly street

Erik Ellington

Erik Ellington is one of the most stylish skateboarders of all time and is the creative driving force behind Deathwish Skateboards


What do you think about the relationship of skateboarding to design and creativity, and what’s your approach to

Andy Jenkins

Andy Jenkins is an artist and skater


I try every day to get out of the bed with a good frame of mind (that happens about 63% of the time). I get in my car and drive for over

Feedback TS


Ted Barrow aka Feedback TS is a Satirical Skate Critic.



You’ve critiqued a load of skateboarding and honed an enjoyable style in the process – why did you decide to start Feedback, and how long have you

Jeremy Wray

Jeremy Wray is a skater, artist and designer who has done some of the gnarliest tricks ever



Do you think there’s an inherent link between skateboarding and creativity?

I believe it’s all undeniably linked – at least, it …

Deville Nunes

Deville Nunes is a skater, Powell TM and a photographer


Born to a lawyer father and a circus performer mother, skateboarder and photographer Deville Nunes had already lived in five countries before he started skating in his teens.

Nicolas Morales

Nicolas is a skateboarder, artist and filmmaker from Argentina


I am the editor-in-chief of Detiro skatezine, an autogestive, open call, fanzine to promote local and around the country skate artists for free.


I also founded Escoba Films with

Bobby Puleo

Bobby Puleo is an East Coast Street Skateboarding Legend.

He’s known for his unique artistic style and defiant commitment to creative exploration on and off his board.

He owns and runs online-based board brand VICTIM



What’s your full

Yoon Hyup’s Best Ever Interview

No Comply Guy and New York city-based skater-designer Yoon Hyup is amazing. He’s one of the most fascinating and unique illustrators out there.

So we hit him up to deliver to you a whole new kind of interview to find

Corey Duffel: Reel Cool

Skaters who like big stairs and rails and artistic creatives have more in common then you think. Both take a lot of risk, foresight and follow through.

Both are also usually exhibited in front of large crowds of concerned onlookers

Doobie Doodles

Zander Sattee is an artist and skater who runs Doobie Doodles 


I draw, make music, make videos, design clothes, and sometimes try to make short cartoons.


I think skateboarding inspires me partly just because I love it and …

Boss Dog

Mikey McKennedy is a skateboarder and artist


I’m an artist and a creative spirit who grew up skateboarding and making art so my creative process always takes in everything that I thought that was cool when I was a

Mister Tucks

Mister Tucks is a skater-illustrator who runs Temple of Skate


My real name is Tuck Wai but my friends from the online community know me as Mr Tucks. I’m an illustrator.


Skateboarding was my main source of inspiration …

Dylan Goldberger

Dylan is a skater and illustrator living in New York


I do a lot of traditional woodcut printmaking and screen printing. Lately I’ve developed a digital style which helps when working on illustrations with clients.


I worked part-time

Adam Hoens

Adam is a skater and artist from Canada


Skateboarding is so creative it’s natural that skaters pursue other art avenues. Skating appeals to me because you can do what you want with it.


It’s a lather, rinse and

Nelson Flores

Nelson is a skateboarder and oil painter from Arizona


My creative process has always been what skateboarder, or skate image gets me hyped me the most.


I have to find that perfect reference image of them that makes

Yoon Hyup

Yoon is a skater and artist who lives in New York


I paint what I see, remember, listen and feel, but I don’t necessarily call it realism. It’s more abstract, so to speak. I mostly paint on walls or

Andrew Durgin Barnes

Andrew is a skateboarder and oil painter based in New York City


I am a painter, but I have many other interests including skateboarding.


Well, I think skateboarding itself is an art, a sort of physical performance art

Marc McKee

Marc is a skater and artist from California


My name’s Marc McKee but a weird thing to think about is that I was adopted when I was 2 months old, so I must have had a different name before

Leon Was Here

Leon Washere is a skateboarder who creates animations


I steal clips and color on top of them amongst other things. There’s correlations to the process and the time it takes to do these animations, about 6-8 hours for every

Andrew Pommier

Andrew is a skater and illustrator from Canada


I make drawings and graphics and paintings that are delivered in many ways and executions. When I was growing up skateboarding the creative pursuit seemed linked and inseparable so the skate

William Ryan Coulson

William is a skateboarder and artist based in Canada


I skateboard and make stuff. Honestly, I try to get my hands in to everything. Mostly illustration, but I do a bunch of painting, sculpture, motion graphics, furniture design, anything …

Tim Dowling

Tim is a skater and filmmaker-DOP based in California


For me, EVERYTHING boils back to skateboarding. Skateboarding and filming skateboarding has defined the way I see the world and it doesn’t matter if I’m shooting a commercial, television show,

Mike O’Meally

Mike is a skater and photographer based in LA


I think skateboarding and photography feed off each other – skaters see photos in magazines and online and get inspiration to try tricks, skate hard, go to new places and

Keith Henry

Keith is a skater and photographer based in Vancouver, Canada


My father is a great artist so I had a really creative upbringing and skateboarding and photography obviously played a major role in my life from an early age


Fos is a skateboarder and artist who runs Heroin Skateboards


My urge to skate, paint, design, film tricks and edit videos all come from the same place. I think skateboarding, making art and my creative process are all related.