We met up with Chris in Berlin a couple weeks back in Berlin. Volcom’s new skate film Holy Stokes had just come out and we picked his brain on this wild world we live in for this all new episode of Off Beat.
Off Beat: Chris Pfanner Episode 032: On living in Europe, Donald Trump and his ideal day
Off Beat: Alex Olson Episode 034: On running over pork in Copenhagen, favorite surfers and skaters and Tinder
Off Beat: Stuart Kirst Episode 029: LA to NY transplant
Stuart Kirst hangs with a good crew in NY. After moving from LA he’s been skating and hanging and filming with John Wilson and skating with the crew that includes Alex Olson, Jesse Alba, Ben Kadow, Andrew Wilson and others in the LES. We annoyed him one day with Off Beat questions during a recent…
Off Beat: Cole Sandman Episode 028: During TIU: North we inherit Santa Cruz’s resident gremlin grom for a day
One morning we woke up as usual, got coffee and headed out to look for waves in Santa Cruz. Yago Dora was on the phone with someone who told us of a little wedge that might be fun. We follow his directions and upon arrival find Cole Sandman: mini-grom of doom. A hilarious, tow-headed ripping…
Off Beat: Creed McTaggart Episode 027 is a glass of red on the porch in Portugal with Candy himself
Creed McTaggart is a thoughtful and creative guy. We want there to be lots of them, but there’s only ever gonna be him. And we’re so happy to have him. What better way to see what we mean than with a new Off Beat episode shot on the balcony of a Portuguese condo while sipping…
Off Beat: Michael Dunphy Episode 026 Naming children, third wheeling and what Luke’s up to
Michael Dunphy has been on the competitive surf grind for a long time. But he’s a little East Coast legend and we love him. We recently (and happily) rekindled with Dunphy after not seeing him due to a rigorous qualifying schedule and we got to hangout with him in France where he was ripping around…
Off Beat: Nate Tyler Episode 025: Bad trick names, burritos and energy drinking
You can hear the pitter patter of French rain in the background. Which should be enough to send you to Expedia for some France. But anyway, we probed (can we say probed?) Nate Tyler with some Off Beat questions. Which is always fun. Watch our Fairly Normal with Nate Tyler here:
Off Beat: Jared Mell Episode 024: Duffy boat riding in Newport Beach
Jared Mell went to school on the sand in Newport Beach. Literally. Staring at the sea and coloring. Since those days of hand ball on the sand, he’s developed into the kind of longboarder you want to stare at. One of those guys who moves spastic and poetic at once. And on this gloomy little…
Off Beat: Austyn Gillette Episode 023: On American healthcare, selling out and being a “surfer’s skater”
We have Austyn Gillette on the brain. For a lot of reasons really, some obvious ones being his ridiculous skating and new Huf part (below), his personality, his style, his new shoe, his music, his ability to be the master of ceremonies at a surf film (see below again). And because he’s a fucking good, creative…
Off Beat: Jay Davies Episode 022: Thoughts on competing, Emus, roosters and more
Jay Davies is a beast. He’s a hulking man who has style, air game, power and a fucking awesome personality. His size gives him a unique timing and positioning you don’t see in whipper snapper aerialists. He’s one of a kind really. Recently, He’s competed as a wild card on the World Tour in the…
Off Beat: Curren Caples Episode 021
“Dude you made out with my mom!”
Off Beat: Dion Agius Episode 020
Dion Agius cooks a meal in France at the Cluster house while Blake Myers probes him with our dreaded list of Off Beat questions.
Off Beat: Chippa Wilson Episode 019
Under the influence of a lot of jet lag and travel, and during a 12 hour boat journey into northern Sumatra, we tossed a few Off Beat questions at Chippa.
Off Beat: Tanner Rozunko Episode 018
Meet Tanner Rozunko. He rips. At life. As long as he doesn’t get that tattoo.