The way Ronnie Sandoval plucks tricks out of skateboarding's past, personalizes them, and shoots them with adrenaline is an homage to his first love. San Pedro, California is a small, working-class town in Los Angeles County, boasting deep ties to the lineage of American hardcore punk, with the Minutemen most famously throwing Pedro's anchor across the US. Persistence and a lack of pretension shot Ronnie from a Channel Street local to Am for Krooked.
Known for his transition skills, Ronnie's able to be equally as unorthodox, yet stylish on street, making it all seem free, easy, and seamless. In 2017, he joined the Vans Park Series circuit, as well as earning pro status with Krooked, making him the second skater from San Pedro to make the jump.
HOMETOWN: SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA
DATE OF BIRTH: OCTOBER 26, 1996
ON VANS SINCE: 2016