Meet Anthony Johnson, a professional skater who exuberates stoke and good vibes to those around him – he currently works at Glide SUP, enjoying life and creating awesome surf and paddle boards. He was hooked on skating since he got his first skateboard when he was 8 years old – which explains his magnificent flair and skills with the board.
Please tell us a bit about yourself.
AJ: My life is pretty simple right now and I’m stoked. I spend a lot of time with my wife and 2 awesome kids. I skate a ton and I make surf and paddle boards at Glide. I surf and paddle any chance I get. I basically just focus on spreading love, laughter and stoke.
That sounds pretty awesome, Anthony! How did you first get into skating?
AJ: When I was 8 I found an old banana board in our shed and I was instantly hooked. I got my first real board for my 9th birthday and it was on!
What is the best thing about skating?
AJ: Skating is so rad because I can feel so stoked just cruising down the street and then there are major rushes when you land something huge. The feeling of landing a trick I’ve been trying for hours is an indescribable feeling of accomplishment. Skating is just rad in every form.
That is truly radical, Anthony. We know the feeling! On to something completely different though – who are your top 3 rolemodels?
AJ: Nelson Mandela, Laird Hamilton and Frank Sinatra.
What is your favorite skate movie?
AJ: The classic Animal Chin. It portrays what skateboarding is about.
(Official trailer for Animal Chin (1987)
– Check out the DVD on Amazon (a must have for any skate nostalgic!):
That movie is a CLASSIC! By the way, where can Superstoked readers see more of your pictures and videos?
AJ: www.anthonyjohnsonskate.com, My sponsors are awesome about getting stuff out there: Union Street Skateboards, Webb Trucks, OTZ Shoes, Aloe Up, Glide, Every Man Jack, Kind Design Clothing, Realm Shades, Azad Watches. Much love to all!
Sponsors – Websites:
Union street skateboards – Unionstreetskateboards.com
Webb Trucks –
OTZ Shoes – OTZshoes.com
Aloe Up Suncare – Aloeup.com
Glide SUP – “Paddle the planet” – Glidesup.com
Every Man Jack – Everymanjack.com
Kind Design Clothing – Kinddesignclothing.com
Realm Shades – Realmshades.com
Azad Watches – Azadwatch.com
Stay stoked, Anthony! Hope to see more of your photos soon. Keem em` coming!