There's something comforting in Andrew Allen's salt of the earth approach to riding a skateboard. He crushes natural transition, ledges, and miscellaneous crusty things with a complex brawn that's relatable, yet impossible to replicate. Since emerging from his quiet burg in Orange County in the early-2000s, AA's been able to bend genres and styles into his own, holding down a roster spot on Anti-Hero before joining the hard-hitting Hockey squadron. As a student of skateboarding, his appreciation for its history seeps into every push.
Featured in Girl/Anti-Hero’s Beauty and the Beast 2, projects for Transworld Skateboarding, Deluxe Distribution, Thrasher, Propeller (2015), the iPhone-filmed Boys of Summer, and a flurry of Hockey/FA edits, his surf-informed switch skating evolves in new environments. A hoarder with a list of interests as deep as his list of tricks, he’s constantly scouring LA for spots, practicing tattooing, and sometimes updating the aloof website Heaps Chat.
HOMETOWN: San Juan Capistrano, California
CURRENTLY RESIDES: Los Angeles, California
DATE OF BIRTH: March 12, 1986
ON VANS SINCE: 2003