Chris Strople Surf Skate Style

SURF SKATE STYLE WITH CHRIS STROPLE.
INTERVIEW BY JUICE MAGAZINE.
PHOTO BY JAMES CASSIMUS.

 

When did you first hear of SurfSkate style?

I first heard about SurfSkate style in about 1973.

What does SurfSkate style mean to you?

It meant that skateboarders were translating their surf influences to skateboarding; surfing on land.

Who has the best SurfSkate style?

Wally Inouye, Waldo Autry, Kevin Reed, Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Larry Bertlemann, Doug Marker, Bill Billings, Sonny Miller, Jeff Tatum, Rodney Jesse, Murray Estes, to name a few.

How has surfing influenced skateboarding and how has skateboarding influenced surfing?

Skateboarding through the ‘60s and ‘70s was directly influenced by surfing. Modern day surfing is now more influenced by skateboarding. Just watch a surf contest and check the aerials, lip slides, etc. that were directly taken from skateboarding, especially bowl and pool skating.

Is SurfSkate style important today?

Skating will always have a flow like surfing. There are enough robots… You can still grab a board and carve a driveway and a hill and put yourself in a surf state of mind.

Caster legend, Chris Strople, goes big up into the Upland full pipe in the early revolution of skateparks in 1979. Photo © Cassimus

JUICE MAGAZINE SURF SKATE STYLE STORY:

The influence of surfing on skateboarding has been discussed since the beginning of both, yet we have now entered a new era, where skateboarding has returned the favor with its own unique influence on the surfing world. In order to get to the core of this cross over and to try to define the origins and current state and status of surf skate style, we’ve interviewed some of the most innovative skateboarders, surfers, artists, documentarians, photographers, filmmakers and musicians on the planet. In honor of the great, Shogo Kubo, who once said, “To me, style is everything…” welcome to our exploration of Surf Skate Style featuring interviews with Aaron Murray, Aaron Astorga, Abraham Paskowitz, Art Brewer, Bennett Harada, Brad Bowman, Brandon Cruz, Brian Brannon, Carter Slade, Chris Miller, Chris Strople, Christian Fletcher, Christian Hosoi, Craig Stecyk III, Darren Ho, Dave Tourje, David Hackett, Dennis Martinez, Dibi Fletcher, Don Redondo, Eric Britton, Garrett McNamara, Gerry Lopez, Glen E. Friedman, Greg Falk, Greg Galbraith, Greyson Fletcher, Herbie Fletcher, James O’Mahoney, Jef Hartsel, Jeff Ament, Jeff Divine, Jeff Ho, Jim Fitzpatrick, Jim Gray, John Van Hamersveld, Jonathan Paskowitz, Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Kalani David, Keith Morris, Kirra Kehoe, Larry Bertlemann, Laura Thornhill, Lizzie Armanto, Marc Emond, Michael Denicola, Michael Early, Nano Nobrega, Nathan Fletcher, Nathan Florence, Neil Stratton, Norton Wisdom, Pat Bareis, Randy Katen, Ray Flores, Rob Nelson, Robert Trujillo, Scott Oster, Shane Allen, Shaun Tomson, Shota Kubo, Solo Scott, Stacy Peralta, Steve Alba, Steve Olson, Takuji Masuda, Terry Nails, Tim Curran, Tim Hendricks, Tim Kerr, Tom Groholski, Tony Alva, Wes Humpston and Zach Miller.

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