Photo: Steve Gourlay
Where are you and what have you been up to lately?
I have just got home to Melbourne from a two week Four Star tour through Canada, it was really good. We went to Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon,and Winnipeg, they were really good places with some of the best parks I have ever seen and skated, I was hyped on it. Skating with them dudes was a trip. Four Star is taking over the world! Thanks lads, ha ha.
I've also been filming for the new Cliché video for the last year and a half and it's done I think. I just have to wait for them to finish it up and watch it! I'm really excited to see it with the whole team there; should be a good BBQ and beers with the lads for sure!
How are you feeling about your Deja Vu part and what do you have up your sleeve for the full release later this year?
The Deja Vu part was cool but all the footy was rather old, but it was good to see it all. I like Charles' one the best! What do I have up my sleeve? the rest of me arm ha ha, no I have just been doing what I do, skating and trying to do some fun stuff. I just hope it's good, but we will see. I have enjoyed myself filming it so that's the best bit!
You're about to go pro, how good does that feel?
It feels so good I don't think I even need a beer to get a buzz! ha ha ha ha. I'll probably sleep with my board as soon as get it, not to sure my wife will like it, ha ha, but yeah I'm very happy.
Backside 180 Nosegrind as featured on the cover of The Skateboarder's Journal.
Photo: Steve Gourlay
You've spent a bunch of time touring with skating's legends, do/did you find that intimidating and how many guys you've toured with did you have have posters or boards of as a grom?
Yes it's crazy, I still feel a little shy sometimes but it's best to just do your thing, skate around, get it going and have fun rather then freak out and not skate because you feel that they're better than you. There is always some one better but that's not the point you know! The point is to shred! I still have to get happy-snaps with every one because it is crazy growing up dreaming of skating with them, then all of a sudden you are! It's amazing and I feel very lucky to be able to do this, and with such cool people it is truly a dream come true!
DVS just cleaned up at the Transworld Skate and Create, what was that like to be a part of and how did it all work?
Man that was a fun time and we also got worked to the bone every day. It's so good to have been there and work with Mat, O'Meally, Colin, Gabe, Huff, Zered, Tory and shit (there was a big crew sorry if I missed you out) on some really special stuff. All the art dudes must have thought long and hard to get it exactly how they wanted it. It was hard work just making everything look the part, plus the props were heavy as fuck, put together with the 40 degree heat and a shed with no air flow, it was like being in a sauna but shit it was good fun and great memories!
Photo: Steve Gourlay
You're about to get married we hear.....
Yes to my beautiful girlfriend Brogan Bowtell! I met her in London like 2.5-3 years ago and we've been side by side ever since. We are getting married in Noosa, Queensland with all our friends on November 8th, we are going to keep it relaxed, just our close friends and family for a weekend of fun! It's a great feeling to be happy with where you are and who you're with. How does it feel to be one of two Aussies on an exclusively Euro team?
Gangsta, ha ha, because Cale and I are the biggest (physically) on the team too! I think Jeremie Daclin could take both of us down! He is a big scary man! I am hyped to be part of Cliché, they are the number one in my mind, plus they are all great people over there; thanks Boglio, Seb, Erik, GG, Malik you dudes are on it! How do you compare the skate scenes/communities around the globe given your extensive travels?
Everywhere I go its the same. If your down to skate you will find the same people as you, just be nice and it's always returned ten fold, thank you everyone.For more on Cliché's DeJaVu check out: Cale Nuske on Deja VuAl Boglio on Deja VuAndrew Brophy's Deja Vu part