“This dude looks like he should be in the Misfits.” We can’t remember who said this while watching Andrew Allen’s Hockey 2 part, but we back it. Although he’s maybe a little too nice. With style, power, a nonchalant demeanor and unassuming approach, Andrew has become one of our favorites. So we loaded up the gear and went to spend some time in his old stomping grounds, an odd OC community called San Juan Capistrano to see where it all started. We pet llamas, saw where he started skating and toured his childhood home all before heading to LA to skate with Terp and AVE. But it’s all there, go watch, all new Fairly Normal starring Andrew Allen.
Fairly Normal: Andrew Allen Episode 23: Behind the scenes with Andrew Allen in San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles
Fairly Normal: Ryan Callinan Episode 011
Hit play, devour some of our bandwidth and meet the modest man who’s making Merewether Beach so proud — and start to understand why we’re so certain he’ll be grabbing a lot more of that spotlight he’s earned very soon.
Fairly Normal: Luke Davis Episode 010
It may not translate to results on the WQS, but there aren’t many people we’d rather watch high-line and arc. He’s the kind of surfer who could never do another air and we’d still enjoy every nuance of his style.
Fairly Normal: Noa Deane Episode 009
He has one of those styles rooted in unpredictability and recklessness, hucking himself at sections, but doing it with flow (a la young Dane Reynolds)
Fairly Normal: Dave Rastovich Episode 008
Meet the dude we all thought we knew but now realize we’ve only just scratched the surface on.
Fairly Normal: Austyn Gillette Episode 007
A lethal combination of style, technical prowess and the most precise bit of fuck-it, all baked in to produce what has become the new elite in modern skateboarding.
Fairly Normal: Dillon Perillo Episode 006
“Waiting in line at an amusement park is like going through the airport TSA line 20 times to go on a variety of 20 second plane rides.”
Fairly Normal: Chippa Wilson Episode 005
You’ll see us eat some nachos and get to the bottom of why skaters think we’re pussies, then spontaneously hop a plane to a lonely desert
Fairly Normal: Jack Freestone Episode 004
The perfect day with Jack Freestone: a coffee, shit-talking, a fun surf at D-Bah, lunch, shit-talking resumes, another really fun surf at Kirra, a beer on the veranda, barbecue. Fin!
Fairly Normal: Ben Nordberg Episode 003
We called Ben and asked for a glimpse at what his interpretation of domesticity looks like living as a professional skateboarder in the shadow of both The Roosevelt Hotel and Hollywood High
Fairly Normal: Evan Geiselman Episode 002
We hungout with Evan Geiselman in Hawaii and he showed us that vicious forehand whip of his and once again proves that there is something about Floridians and Pipeline
Fairly Normal: Mitch Coleborn Episode 001
In this episode, Mitch Coleborn leads us through his routine on the North Shore, which includes tour of the iconic Gerry House where Volcom’s elite stay, grom hazing and some really fun wedges.