Ben Nordberg is a 23-year-old professional skater from Bath, England and Curren Caples is a 17-year old professional shred-on-everything-he-rides from Ventura, California. This odd couple find themselves sharing four walls in Hollywood (actually Curren has only stayed at their apartment for three nights in almost four months, but still, roomies!). They’re Flip Skateboard teammates and spend their days doing rad shit like surf and skate. Curren told us Ben is skating’s style equivalent to Craig Anderson. See for yourself by hitting play on Ben’s super sick Flip video part that he recently released and you’ll quickly see why Curren says that.
The waves were flat across most of California yesterday and the wind was arctic and howling, so instead of hunt for waves that didn’t exist, we called Ben and decided to follow him around for a day. We saw lots of Los Angeles. Got coffees. Toured their place, which happens to be right in the shadow of Hollywood High and The Roosevelt Hotel. Went to an Irish pub. Ate mac and cheese. And did a few snake runs at the always eclectic and packed Venice Beach skate park.
We’ll be releasing a short film from our day with Ben very soon. And then, we will all have a new friend.