Hailing from the sleepy surf town of San Juan Capistrano one would expect Vans Pro Andrew Allen to simply be a backyard slash dog but by the grace of the skate gods AA doubled down on his tranny skills and became a smooth street technician with one of the deepest bags of switch tricks in the business and all around ripper on any terrain. 15+ years after joining the Vans Family Andrew remains one of the hardest working guys we know and the way he continues to crank out footage you’d think he’s actually a teenager.
WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Israel. We had a good crew and our tour guide, Avi, gave us the royal treatment with skate spots, sight seeing and nightlife.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Nathan Fletcher. Dude rips at surfing.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Regular 360 flips.
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/ HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Beach life is awesome in the summertime.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
Freaky Dancin’. It's a biography of Bez from the band, Happy Mondays. It's fascinating to read about how insane the dude's life has been.