SURF SKATE STYLE WITH JEFF AMENT. INTERVIEW BY JUICE MAGAZINE. PHOTO BY P.
When did you first hear of SurfSkate style?
It was in one of the early Skateboarder mags… probably tied to the Dogtown fellas or Steve Olson.
What does SurfSkate style mean to you and who has the best surf skate style?
The photos I was drawn to were all surf style, getting low, arm position and foot english, but I never fully developed that ocean style. Being landlocked, we had what we call buffalo skate style, the opposite of surf style 😉 To me, TA, Jay, Shogo, Inouye, Olson, Jay Smith, Oster, Tony Farmer, Charno, Brandon Kent had the best surf skate style.
How has surfing influenced skateboarding, and skateboarding influenced surfing?
Surfing gave a start and style to skating and skating gave lip tricks and airbornes back to surfing, not to mention influencing snowboarding, skiing, wakeboarding, bmx riding, etc.
Is SurfSkate style important today?
Sure, especially with so much focus on video game tricks, but the young kids are killing it with style. There are lots of kids doing laybacks, berts and slide variations out there.
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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