SURF SKATE STYLE WITH TIM HENDRICKS. INTERVIEW BY JUICE MAGAZINE. PHOTO BY PETER KING.
When did you first hear of SurfSkate style?
It was when I watched The Endless Summer by Bruce Brown. I remember thinking Mickey Dora had the most recognizable surf style from that movie.
What does SurfSkate style mean to you?
It’s an expression of one’s individuality through surfing or skating. SurfSkate style is like a fingerprint, no two are alike.
Who has the best SurfSkate style?
My favorites of surfing and skating are Christian Fletcher, Greyson Fletcher, Jay Adams, Buttons Kaluhiokalani, Tom Curren, Rob Machado, Kyle Yanagimoto and Braden Dias, just to name a few.
How has surfing influenced skateboarding and skating influenced surfing?
Too much to list, although I do believe surfing influenced skateboarding much more in the beginning than it does nowadays.
Is SurfSkate style important today?
That’s like asking if the composition of a painting matters. Of course, it does. It makes it more pleasing to the eye. If a surfer/skateboarder has bad style, it isn’t as pleasing to watch. I’d rather watch a low skill level with great style than a high skill level with bad style, any day of the week.
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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