Geoff Rowley

Vans since 1999, this Liverpool-born legend has cemented his place as one of the most influential street skaters of all time.

Beyond the accolades such as being named Thrasher Magazine’s Skater of the Year (2000), Geoff’s video parts in each of the Flip Skateboards films demonstrate amazing technical skills and a freakish desire to attempt and land the biggest handrails, stairs and gaps he can find. Geoff’s attacking style is often imitated but won’t be duplicated in the annals of skateboarding history.


What's the best trip you've ever been on?

Flip Miami trip 2001 was rad with Arto, Appleyard, Skin and Fred Mortagne. We filmed so much of the Sorry video that week, it was nuts! It was one of those trips where the skating took over the reigns! The latest Flip Feast Tour was also killer; probably the funnest trip to date, fingerboards, good spots, rad people, truckstop coffee and desert air.

Favorite Vans Rider?

Tony Alva, the original bad ass!

What trick can't you do that you wish you could?

Eggplant. Hands down.

What are some interests/hobbies outside of skating?

Predator calling, hunting dogs [a type of dogs, not the activity - ed.] and camping.

Last good book you read?

Slash Ranch Hounds by Dub Evans. Some serious insight into dog/human relations. All first-hand knowledge. The other few books I have read after this are also worth a mention. Cougar Killer by Jay Bruce, Mogollon Mountain Man by Nat Straw. The Grizzly by Enos Mills. Meet Mr. Grizzly by Montague Stevens. Lion Tales by Jonathan Kibler. The best book I have ever read is Life of the greatest guide: Hound stories and others of Dale Lee written by Robert McCurdy. Until the day I die, this will hold true.