Beyond the Board - Andy Anderson - Men's Online Magazine

Beyond the Board – Andy Anderson

Andy Anderson is on a roll. Known as one of the best skateboarders in the Lower Mainland, the guy has some serious talent, catching the eye of some major sponsors and spending this summer touring with skateboarding heavy weights Powell-Peralta on the #LetsGoSkate2 tour in between DamnAm competitions.

Andy Anderson grabbed the 4th place spot in Best Trick with a solid Darkslide To Fakie. Captured by Bart Jones

Andy Anderson grabbed the 4th place spot in Best Trick with a solid Darkslide To Fakie. Captured by Bart Jones

 

Andy represents a new generation of emerging skaters – clad in a helmet, rocking an oldschool custom deck design and telling his PR team “I just want to skate, and be me”  while teaching young’uns how to do just that,  he’s a far cry from the typical skater stereotype.

He can skate anything, and does skate everything. From bowls, to ramps, barricades, street rails a Santa Ana icream cart and popping an ollie over an RCMP cruiser, it came as no surprise to those that know him and have had the opportunity to watch him skate that he became the World Freestyle Champion this year. And when he’s not practicing? You can find Andy volunteering with Autism Skate Day, and local law enforcement to promote skating as an activity for youths – proving that Canucks can skate on more than just ice ;)

Icecream in hand, doing a ollie boardslide off of a ice cream cart in Santa Ana.

Icecream in hand, doing a ollie boardslide off of a ice cream cart in Santa Ana.

 

Recently, Andy paired with local talent, and vlogger Christian LeBlanc for “Beyond the Board” – a short documentary profiling Anderson and his skateboarding journey. Shot guerilla style using a drone, Gopro Hero 4 Silver, Hero 4 Session and DJI Phantom the slick video showcases Andy Anderson’s talents and the awesome skateboarding venues in the Lower Mainland.

Name: Andy Anderson

Age: 19

Hometown: Vancouver

Stance: Goofy

Status: Amateur

Skate Spot: Leeside

Sponsors: Authentic Board Supply, Killian Clothing, Sandbox Helmets, Gullwing Trucks (flow), Skull Skates (flow), DC (flow), Bones Wheels, Vulcan Bolts & Bearings, Protest Skateboards, Monke Grip, Powell Skateboards

Check It Out:

Follow Him:

Twitter –  @AndyAndersonSk8

Instagram – @AuthenticAndyAnderson

Facebook – Andy Anderson

Youtube – Andy Anderson

 

Our boy Andy Anderson taking the fun route in this clip while jamming to DEVO!

Posted by Powell-Peralta on Thursday, August 13, 2015

@authenticandyanderson keeping it fun by taking a different route. #skateboarding #skateboardingisfun #powellperalta

A video posted by Powell-Peralta (@powellperalta) on

 

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by Britt Elia

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