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UPDATE: Thrasher Names Milton Martinez 2019’s Skater of the Year



You know the year is coming to a close when Thrasher opens the Skater of the Year poll. We’re refraining from making a final prediction until we’re able to watch Baker 4; but Mark Suciu, Tiago Lemos, Carlos Ribeiro, and Miles Silvas are on our short list of most deserving. View all of the contenders here.

UPDATE 12.06.19: Not our top choice of who put it down the hardest in 2019; but there’s no denying that the kickflip into the Sunset Car Wash Bank will go down in history as one of the gnarliest things done this decade. And for that alone, Milton Martinez deserves this year’s Skater of the Year trophy. Check Thasher’s official announcement below.

UPDATE 12.05.19: Milton Martinez is definitely a frontrunner for this year’s SOTY for obvious reasons. Listen to his take on 2019 below.

UPDATE 12.04.19: Thrasher announced the 2019 SOTY finalists this evening. It came down to Tiago Lemos, Ronnie Sandoval, Sammy Baca, Nora Vasconcellos, Milton Martinez, Mark Suciu, and Justin Figueroa. We’ll see how this all plays out. But we can’t help but notice that there’s one person on the list that clearly doesn’t belong, and is holding down a spot that should have been Carlo Ribeiro’s. Hopefully Tiago, Suciu, or Silvas don’t get robbed when the winner is announced. Check out he finalists edit and Figgy’s Hell of a Year episode below.


UPDDATE 12.03.19: As mentioned previously, we would not be mad if Mile Silvas won SOTY this year. His switch backside heel down Wallenberg, and switch flip into the fountain at Embarcadero, are two of the most memorable tricks of 2019. Check out his highlights, and hear his thoughts on who should take home this year’s trophy below.

UPDATE 11.28.19: The below recap along with this edit of his 2019 iPhone footage is a reminder of why Mark Suciu will likely be this year’s SOTY. But it ain’t over until the bronze trophy is in someone’s hand. And there’s still at least another week for parts to drop to sway the decision. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 11.27.19: This year, Thrasher is talking to some of the people in the running to get recaps of their year, and thoughts on who should take home the 2019 SOTY trophy. We’ll continue to update as these “Hell of a Year” videos are released leading up to the finalists announcement. Watch Ronnie Sandoval, Carlos Ribeiro, and Ishod Wair below. 

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Meet the 63-Year-Old Female Skateboarding Pioneer

At 63 years old, Judi Oyama continues to push the limits and break barriers in the world of skateboarding while preserving its rich history for future generations to enjoy



At 63 years old, Judi Oyama continues to push the limits and break barriers in the world of skateboarding while preserving its rich history for future generations to enjoy.

She started skateboarding when she was 13. To this day, she still takes part in slalom competitions and is even a member of the US Slalom Skateboarding team.

I’ve been skateboarding for over 50 years, and I want to see how long I can keep going.

As a pioneer of the sport, Judi was there for the inception of Independent Trucks and helped recruit many notable names to the Santa Cruz Skateboards team.

Judi also holds onto a treasure trove of skateboarding memorabilia, including rare boards, vintage magazines, and more. On top of that, she also helped curate for the NHS Skate Museum.

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Solo Skate Mag Releases Matheus Du Bronks “Labirinto” Part



Matheus Du Bronks delivered an impressive part in “Labirinto”, an independent full-length video project by Bruno Rocha.

Filmed for almost 5 years and in 8 countries, “Labirinto” also features Akira Utida, André Saide, Bruno Prado, Claudio Junio, Felipe De Carvalho, Gustavo Dos Anjos, Leonardo Favaro, Lucas Marques, Mauricio Carvalho/Patrick Vidal, Simone Terzi, and Tallys Junior.

The rest of the parts will be released on various skateboard channels.

Here’s what Bruno says about the video:

“More than a traditional full-length skate video the idea was to bring up moments of questioning and reflection about themes from existentialism to racism, through a collection of audio, animations, texts, and also some easter eggs hidden in the course of the video. The idea appeared in my mind in 2016 while I was studying the myth of ”Cretan Labyrinth”, that summed up tells the story about a labyrinth created in order to hide the negative side effect/s of King Minos greediness/greed. By applying the ideology of the myth to our current times, I still see ourselves trapped in a Labyrinth that keeps hiding from us the greed of this capitalistic world around us, leaving us lost in endless paths and taking us away from harmony, equality and love towards the other.”

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Meet South Africa’s Soul Skaters in the Latest ‘Greetings From’ Episode



Meet Beki, Mooki, and more than thirty other faces who make up some of the close-knit city skate scenes today as they welcome us into their skateboarding culture.

“Greetings From Johannesburg” lets us explore the skateboarding scenes thriving throughout the city in 2023, from Westdene DIY to the Island Gals and the mighty Skate Society Soweto.

Greetings From” is a documentary series from Red Bull Skateboarding that takes you into the heart of our global skate scene’s favorite communities.

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