Andrew Allen


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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 
INSTAGRAM: @andrewb.allen

Andrew Allen | Shore Break Baby | VANS

Originally published on Aug 26, 2011 - This week we visit beautiful San Juan capistrano to spend the day with Andrew Allen, actual shorebreak baby.

Andrew Allen Talks About His 411 | Adventures With Chris | VANS

Since filming is in full swing for the Vans video we've taken the opportunity to sit some of the team down to look behind the skating of some of their earlier parts. Long before the days of hourly skate footage flooding on the internet there was only one source for regular video updates: 411 Video Magazine. The bi-monthly VHS video magazine 411 was the defacto source for what tricks were going down around the globe and a way to make a name for yourself before high speed connections. Today Anti Hero's Andrew Allen takes a long, hard look at his 411 part and laughs.