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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 now. He’s a skaters skater. Real. Genuine. And constantly trying to convert all the fucking scooter kids into skaters.

We caught up with him in his hometown and learned he’s one of the raddest dudes we’ve ever hung with.

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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…

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Afternoon Interview: Haydenshapes Episode 042: Hayden Cox walks us through his operation and touches on a new Collab with Vissla

Hayden Cox is probably one of the most modern shapers in the world. His label Haydenshapes is revered by all walks of surfers and collectors and pros. His team includes Craig Anderson and Creed McTaggart. And by bringing serious attention to design aesthetic to the surfboard world he’s flipped the model of shaping on it’s…

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Afternoon Interview: Jake Anderson Episode 041: Goats, being a non-smoker, Tinder strategy and some skateboarding

We walked up and there were goats. On the ramp. And Coors Banquet beers all over. And Curren Caples walking around. A strange scene, but we adjusted quickly once we got a Coors full strength in our hand too. We picked Jake’s brain a bit, found out a bit more on growing up in the Ventura…

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Afternoon Interview: Na-kel Smith (PT. 2) Episode 040: On skateboarding, Rapping with Earl Sweatshirt and the Freeway Challenge

Continued from part 1, this is our Afternoon Interview with Na-kel Smith, who’s part of the new Adidas film Away Days, as well as Supreme’s Cherry, Illegal Civilization and more. In this episode we touch on everything from rapping and hanging with Earl and Tyler to the freeway challenge. Watch Part 1 of our Afternoon…

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Afternoon Interview: Na-kel Smith (Pt. 1) Episode 040: On Growing up, Supreme, Cherry and meeting William Strobeck

We recently got a backstage walk through at Supreme in LA to chat with Na-kel Smith for an all-new Afternoon Interview.  Watch part one here on how he got into skating, his uncle Kareem Campbell, Supreme, Cherry and meeting filmmaker William Strobeck. Watch part 2 here: And watch Nakel in Adidas’ new film Away Days,…

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Afternoon Interview: Eric Geiselman Episode 039: Massage chair Audi’s and repeatedly being hit by sharks and dolphins presented by Gorilla

Somehow Eric Geiselman swindled a deal with Audi for a few weeks and so we rolled over to Cappy’s breakfast joint in Newport Beach in an A8. Every seat in the car massaged our legs as Eric told us of being attacked by a variety of sharks and dolphins. The food was good but the massages in…

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Afternoon Interview: Kevin Bradley (PT.2) Episode 038: On joining street league, growing up in LA and skating tranny presented by Crap Eyewear

In part two of our interview with Los Angeles’ Kevin Bradley we talk Street League, growing up, video parts and making a big deal out of skating transition. Watch Part of one of our Afternoon Interview with Kevin Bradley here: 

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Afternoon Interview: Kevin Bradley (PT.1) Episode 038: Growing up skating in LA, strip clubs and stingrays. Presented by Crap Eyewear

Kevin Bradley is one of the great things about Los Angeles right now. He’s worked with William Strobeck on Cherry, Sickness and Swoosh and more recently there was his Nike Chronicles 3 part. He followed all that up with a signature board from FA and a Skater of the Year nomination. He recently joined Street…

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Afternoon Interview: Brad Gerlach Episode 037: A man with many faces and phases presented by Banks

Brad Gerlach has many interesting faces. Many phases. And just as many infamous and iconic moments cemented into surf history. He’s been a wild child. A rebel. A fashion icon. A bad boy. A good boy. A fitness guru. A competitive surf coach. Style master. He has a 6-minute slow motion part in Josh Pomer’s…

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Afternoon Interview: Saturday’s NYC Episode 036 Fashion, Coffee and Surfing in New York City

Several years ago I found myself in New York for the first time. California surf dude finally standing next to all the landmarks you become so familiar with on TV and movies. Yellow cabs. The Brooklyn Bridge. Central Park. That place they show on Seinfeld during the bass solo etc. The city tripped me out immediately….

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Afternoon Interview: Zered Bassett Episode 035 in New York

Zered is a Biblical river and is where New York skateboarder Zered Bassett gets his name. Zered grew up in Cape Cod playing travel hockey until he discovered skateboarding. When he started skating, he wasn’t too sure what was going on with it at the time, so he just skated whatever he would come up with and build, which which…

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