Darrell Mathes


A key player in the rise of skate-inspired street snowboarding through the early 2000s, Darrell built his enduring pro career by putting out a steady stream of style-focused film parts. From his early days with Mack Dawg to the Technine era, to standout riding in the Videograss films—an influential production company he helped create, Darrell is a respected veteran. In addition to the Videograss venture, Darrell also launched Howl, a core apparel brand created to support and influence snowboarding’s next generation. 

Interview

WHAT BOOT DO YOU RIDE? 

Infuse 

WHAT IS YOU FAVORITE VANS SHOE?

Sk8-Hi

WHAT’S YOUR SET UP?

Zed Spy Goggles, Coal beanies, Joe Sexton Stepchild snowboard, Vans Infuse boots and Tanka jacket. 

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

Last month, I went to South Korea for a Vans trip. It was fucking dope!

WHAT IS THE BEST STORY YOU’VE EVER HEARD?

When Dirks and the rest of the Airblaster crew got kidnapped overseas.

FAVORITE VANS RIDER?  

Zack Marben, Andeas Wiig, Pat Moore and Jake Kuzyk.

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

Switch frontside 900

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT’S EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

Hurting my knee - I  had to get surgery.

WHAT ARE SOME INTERESTS/HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SNOWBOARDING?

Photography, long walks on the beach haha. 

LAST GOOD BOOK YOU READ?

Charles Bukowski’s Hollywood