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Afternoon Interview: Johan Stuckey Episode 031: Broken hearts, staph infection and WKND graphics

Johan Stuckey was was working at a women’s dress shop not long ago. After moving here from Vero Beach, Florida, toting not much aside from a broken heart, he’s since become quite the character in skateboarding. He’s part of the WKND crew, thanks to a customer at the dress shop, who heard his story and wanted to help him out, he got a job being a nanny and was able to skate. Odd jobs leading to odder jobs, but now he’s on his way. As we said before, we love his recent WKND part as well as his Cosmic Vomit part.

We spent the day with Johan recently in Los Angeles, where he now lives with a mended heart and his trademark glasses, skating and sweating through a So Cal summer.

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Afternoon Interview: Louie Lopez Episode 054: A day out with Louie followed by a BBQ with Curren Caples, Jake Anderson and Mike Anderson

Louie Lopez is soft spoken. Especially when he’s surrounded by the antics of Jake Anderson and Curren Caples. But that doesn’t keep him down, his skating and his style speak volumes. He is a quiet hammer. We recently went for a day of skating while he filmed with Ryan Lee for an upcoming part. The…

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Afternoon Interview: Ronnie Sandoval Episode 053: Most skaters’ favorite skater

You don’t get to go pro for Krooked unless Mark Gonzales says so. And he said so for Ronnie Sandoval. Ronnie was bred at the world famous Channel Street Park in San Pedro (which is in danger of going away forever as you’ll see). And might be one of the craziest tranny skaters around right…

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Afternoon Interview: Jake Blauvelt Episode 052: On snowboarders having a bad rap, surfings influence on him and living simply

We found ourselves in Sweden with Jake Blauvelt recently. A guy we never would have thought we’d get a chance to hang with, and he the same — but damn we’re very happy we did. He’s an absolute Lord of snow town. Growing up in Vermont, Jake didn’t know anything about surfing, but it’s influenced…

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Afternoon Interview: Louif Paradis Episode 051: We interviewed Louif in the car while driving in the Lofoten Islands in Norway

Louif Paradis won Video Part of the Year while we were in Norway with him. He’s the epitome of a get shit done guy. And while we don’t know much about snowboarding culture, we know good people, and Louif is that. Not to mention, he showed us the ropes and how to haul ass in…

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Afternoon Interview: Keegan Valaika Episode 050: On competition, style and riding snow

Someone recently said: “I don’t care how you get it out, but get it out.” Fuck we like that. Because, yes, this a trip we did to Norway and Sweden and we got it out lots of ways. Skating, surfing. Museum tours. And even on the snow. But the beauty we found in this trip…

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Afternoon Interview: Randy Holden Episode 049: We sit down with an underground rock lord

Randy Holden was the guitarist of famous ’70s rock band Blue Cheer. He was one of the pioneers pushing the boundaries of heavy, really loud rock ‘n’ roll. After he left Blue Cheer he recorded his own album “Population II” but the album was never officially released, but at some point it leaked unbeknown to Randy, and developed an…

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Afternoon Interview: Steve Sherman Episode 048: Sherm Moments, shooting contests and the morning Andy passed away

Steve Sherman is an absolute legend in every sense of the word. He’s in the trenches documenting some of the most amazing moments in the surfing’s history. Kelly walking in on Andy eating cereal the morning of the Pipe Masters, the Momentum Generation shots, Benji Weatherly about to paddle out at massive Pipe, countless Surfing…

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Afternoon Interview: LA Witch Episode 047: We spent the day in the studio with the girls of LA Witch as they record their new album

Recording studios are wild places. Knobs, lights, buttons, cords and instruments all in perfectly organized chaos all decorated with warm woods and beautiful rugs. That usually makes up the recording studio environment. And we recently found out that our neighbors at Hurley have a pretty damn legit one of these just up the street. Then…

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Afternoon Interview: Lee Wilson Episode 046: Growing up in Bali, new sponsorships and the stack of dishes that changed his life

Lee Wilson has a wild story, background, look, style and accent.  He is half Australian, half Indonesian, and spent a good part of his youth growing up in both. His surfing has always been unparalleled. But its come in hiccups. It was far way in Indonesia. He’d pop up in Julian Wilson videos. Or in double…

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Afternoon Interview: Soli Bailey Episode 045: He’s on our current cover and he’s really damn good

Soli Bailey boarded a boat with us recently. At the time, he was relatively unknown. Obscure a bit. Interesting name. Couple pretty good clips out on him. Nothing crazy. When we returned from the trip, Soli was legend. After stating that he’s never really surfed backhand pits without grabbing rail, his performance in Everything’s Wrong…

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Afternoon Interview: Craig Anderson Episode 044: On being himself, learning from your friends and leaving Quiksilver

Last year Craig Anderson and Dane Reynolds didn’t renew their contracts with Quiksilver — or with anyone for that matter. Since that time there have been rumours and swirling excitement about the potential launch of a new brand with them directly involved. A serious endeavor for some of our favorite surfers. But how could you not…

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Afternoon Interview: Ryan Callinan Episode 043: We went shopping for chips and dip and talked life on the world tour. Presented by Sanuk

Ryan Callinan has had our hearts since he introduced us to his backhand whip a few years back during a trip for the Kustom Airstrike. Since then he’s gone onto be one of the world’s best, putting out elite video parts, including a very underrated part in Cluster as well as qualified for the world…