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Fairly Normal: Leo Romero Episode 021 presented by Emerica

Video: Michael Cukr & Blake Myers

Leo Romero was Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year in 2010. And he’s been one of our favorite skaters since Emerica’s 2003 vid This is Skateboarding. His view of the skate world is one of the more interesting one’s we’ve come across and it isn’t easy to pin him down. But we managed to spend a lot of time with Leo — his band Travesura played our Issue 12 release party and they killed it, we followed him to his original hometown of Fontana — a place he doesn’t have the fondest memories for aside from it being where he has some of his earliest skateboarding memories. We also checked out his new haunts in Long Beach, CA, and throughout the process we discovered a raw, unfiltered, but very thoughtful dude who’s skating does most of his talking.

Christian Fletcher Fairly Normal What Youth

Fairly Normal: Christian Fletcher Episode 013

An honest, authentic, death-defying Fairly Normal on Christian Fletcher and the infinite and un-ending influence he’s had on us all.

Dolan Stearns failry normal what youth skateboarding

Fairly Normal: Dolan Stearns Episode 012

It’s rad to meet someone like this. It’s nice to know they still exist, beneath the surface of the mainstream, drawing, skating, creating and fucking shredding.

Ryan Callinan Fairly Normal What youth

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 What Youth

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.

Noa Deane Fairly Normal What Youth

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)

Dave rastovich Fairly Normal What Youth

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.

Austyn Gillette Fairly Normal What Youth

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.

Dillon Perillo Fairly Normal What Youth

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 What youth

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 What youth

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 What Youth

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 What Youth

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

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