Skating with a legend of the game – Anthony Johnson

Sun 15th September 2013 @ 12:46 | Snowboarding/skiing/skate

Skating with a legend of the game – Anthony Johnson

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.

Anthony with a wicked 50-50 grind

Anthony with a wicked 50-50 grind

 

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.

Grinding a Glide paddleboard

Grinding a Glide paddleboard – Check out their site in the links below.

 

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.

 

Anthony and Azad watches

Anthony and Azad watches

 

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!