Rowan Zorilla


Vans Pro, Rowan Zorilla, has the uncanny ability to skate everything with the raddest, loosey-goosey style we’ve ever seen. He seems just as comfortable skating a bowl switch as he does a big ass hubba. It’s his unorthodox style coupled with his unique trick selection that sets him apart from any skater in history. Rowan first made a name for himself with a string of stand-out Shep Dawg videos parts but it was his part in Vans’ first-ever skate video, Propeller, that made him a household name and earned him his pro status. 

Interview

WHAT’S THE BEST TRIP YOU’VE EVER BEEN ON?

Any of the long U.S. trips for the Vans Video that we get the whole crew on. So many homies on the trip make sure there is never a dull moment on or off the board.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?

TNT, Dustin and Rowley. All three have been riding Vans since I started skating and made the shoes look the best to skate in.

WHAT TRICK CAN’T YOU DO THAT YOU WISH YOU COULD?

Any proper inverts.

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

Post Office by Bukowski. Cool to read about a wastoid getting eaten alive working a dull ass job and trying his best not to just be a normal member of society.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SKATING?

Drawing, bullshittin’, reading, hangin’ and laughin’.

BEST STORY YOU’VE BEEN TOLD?

Off the top of my head maybe Jamie Hart telling a story of Gonz riding up to a spot on a Vespa and using someone else's board to show them that he came up with fronside nosebluntslides.

HOW DID YOU GET ON VANS?

T-Spliff showed some footage of me to Jamie Hart and he asked me if I wanted to get  flowed some kicks. Started going on some trips and it went from there.

5 MUST HAVE SONGS ON A MIX TAPE:

Ballad of Curtis Loew —Skynnard
Big Country —Talking Heads
Sound and Vision —David Bowie
Ain't Living Long Like This —Willie and Waylon
Roxy Music — Mother of Pearl

FIVE ESSENTIALS FOR ANY ROAD TRIP?

Skateboard, enough tunes, clean socks and boxers, sober driver and a good posse.

IF YOU WERE GOING TO THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, WHAT WOULD YOUR LAST MEAL CONSIST OF?

Burger, fries and a beer.