INTERVIEW BY JASON JESSEE
INTRODUCTION BY DAN LEVY
PHOTOS BY DAN LEVY
Greyson Fletcher was not just born into the world of skateboarding and surfing, he was conceived in it. To say he rips on a skateboard is an understatement. With raw speed and power, Greyson tears through lines that most would not even attempt. He has this uncanny ability to see right through the bullshit and his passion for skating burns non stop. Most days you will find him working in the family business over at Astrodeck with his father Christian and his grandparents Herbie and Dibi. Greyson is a one of a kinder and he is not in this for the fame or the fortune. He is in this for the love.
“The only weight I lift is when I pick up my skateboard to drop in.”
Greyson, how are you doing? Are you awake?
Radical. So you and Christian carpool to work?
Yeah, of course, I don’t have a license yet. I’m slacking on it. I’ve had a permit for a while now, but I never got a license because I’m retarded.
You’re not retarded. You’re not even partial. Did you see Smut Peddler?
Yeah. I watched it a week and a half ago.
Did you ever see it before? It’s all right there at Astrodeck.
I never saw it before. I’ve seen bits and clips of the video before, but I liked the part where the guy shoots his face off. It’s pretty funny.
That’s the best. That was live too, I think. It’s like he’s pulling out a sandwich from a brown bag. It’s insane. The cartoons are pretty good too.
He bleeds so much too.
How old are you?
Where were you born?
I was born in Laguna, on March 8, 1991.
No way. I was born in Newport Beach. You didn’t have a clown at your hospital did you?
Not that I remember. I hate clowns. They’re scary looking. Their faces are insane.
It sucks. So you live at Trestles down there?
No. We live at Cottons.
Is there still a break there?
Radical. Do you surf ever?
I started surfing a bunch this summer and then the water got cold so I had to bitch out on it.
Do you and your dad ever get into arguments?
No, not really.
Do you ever argue with Herbie?
Oh, of course. Everybody argues with Herbie.
Cool it. Really?
Yeah. It’s about just the most random stuff too.
That’s bitchin’. I have work release coming up and I would like to spend a couple days there. You guys could just sign off for me. I’ll sweep. I’ll clean up. I’ll do invoices or data or whatever. I just won’t talk because who is the boss there?
Dibi and Herbie.
You won’t see me. You’ll only see me working. I won’t even fuck around.
You’ll be here, but you won’t be here.
Exactly. I’ll be like a ghost. So you’ve been skateboarding your whole life, right?
I’ve been skateboarding ever since I can remember.
Wow. Same here. That’s crazy. It’s weird how fast time goes. It’s not even worth keeping track of it.
It goes slow and then, all of a sudden, it just starts going into hyper speed.
I don’t think we control it. It’s way different then we think it is, but that’s just when I’m going through acid flashbacks. No. I’ve never taken acid. Okay. Wait. You lived in Bali for how long?
I lived in Bali for seven months and then my dad lived there for a year and three months. It’s the best place ever. You go skate a bunch of rad bowls and then you can go surf.