April 28, 1968 — March 31, 2020
To say Jeff's impact on our brand, our people and skateboarding was unparalleled, would be an underestimation of how much of a role he played in the lives of us all. From curating content that highlighted the global skate community, to his unique and raw commentary of the skate industry, and mentoring up-and-coming athletes — there was nothing that Jeff wouldn't do to uplift skateboarding and the people around it. Jeff Grosso is the epitome of skateboarding. We mourn the loss of our dear friend and our thoughts are with his family during this time.
Provocateur and historian with a Cheshire Cat grin, Jeff Grosso so well known for being audacious, sardonic, and usually right on the money, that it's easy to forget that he gained his name with badass inverts, powerful grinds, and contest success. Whatever, as the mouthpiece for skateboarding's precious minueta and first-hand keeper of its lore, Grosso's gifted as much as he's a gift to skating.
Now into his 50s, Grosso's bred with so much stoke that injuries—no matter how serious—just seem like road bumps in a very rocky road he somehow manages handle. As the host of Love Letters to Skateboarding, contest color commentator, or simply boosting while his body allows it, the beauty of Grosso is that he makes you feel something and if that means being a little uncomfortable then he's done his job. How you do it is as important as why you do it. There's no doubt Jeff Grosso's committed for life.
HOMETOWN: ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA
CURRENTLY RESIDES: COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA
DATE OF BIRTH: APRIL 28, 1968
ON VANS SINCE: 1982