When your family tree is as deeply rooted in surf culture as Vans Pro Curren Caples is and you’re named after surf legend, Tom Curren, it’s a forgone conclusion that whatever you do in life you’re going to do it with style and flair. Urban legend has it that was born on a skateboard and it’s hard to dispute once you’ve witnessed his natural ability and board control on any terrain from handrails to half-pipes, big bowls to big beach breaks. Curren is the poster boy for the California skate dream.
WHAT’S BEEN THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?
Hard to say. It might even be the one with Flip to Scandinavia, but China was cool too. I think maybe every trip I go on is going to become a favorite.
FAVORITE VANS RIDER?
Geoff Rowley, the best street skater ever.
WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?
Front blunts down something -- that trick terrifies me!
WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?
Surfing, taking photos and videos, Call of Duty.
LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?
The Outsiders, because school made me, but it was good. I also watched the movie.