Brandon Le is Athlete of the Week

Author: Tim Remick

Whats going on, Brandon! What have you been up to, recently?

Not much man, I just started my Spring quarter at The University of California Riverside and I have been super busy balancing school and skateboarding.

How did you first get into Skateboarding? What was your first board you learned on?

I first got into skateboarding when I was in 5th grade and I saw these teenagers doing tricks in my neighborhood. My mom bought me a skateboard from Target and I was hooked instantly. The first board I learned to skate with was probably some cheap twenty dollar board, but it did its job.

Which Pros did you like to watch and learn from growing up?

When I was growing up one of my favorite Pros to watch was Mike Mo Capaldi. Not only did his skateboarding catch my eye but his personality made him very likable and entertaining. Nowadays, I really enjoy watching people like Kyle Walker and Chris Joslin because they amaze me with every part they put out.

You came out with a couple video parts for the “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” series. Tell us a little bit about it. (no shoutouts or promo of the video, just about the experience)
I just recently finished filming a part in my friend Frankie Eder’s video “Shoulda Coulda Woulda” and it was a very rad experience. I think I spent about nine months filming for my part and the whole project was extremely memorable. I really enjoyed being able to travel to different cities every weekend and skateboarding with some of my closest friends. We premiered the video in December and it was super cool to be able to see the finished product on something we all worked super hard on.

Where is your favorite park to skate and favorite feature to trick? All-time favorite spot you filmed or skated?

My favorite park to skate is probably Harvard skate park in Irvine, CA. It’s a really small skatepark, but I grew up skating there so it’s like a second home to me. My favorite obstacle at this park is probably the double kink rail just because it’s not a common thing to see at skateparks. My all time favorite spot probably has to be UCI because of its abundant amount of spots in one location.

What do you have lined up for 2017? Any upcoming video parts or contests?

For 2017, I plan on just having fun on my skateboard and seeing what happens. I hope to continue to stack footage when I can and will probably enter a few local contests. I believe I might be skating a few demos with the Active Tustin crew as well.

Thank you Brandon. Any last words for supporters/sponsors?

I’d like to shout out Active Ride Shop in Tustin, TIValue, Mission Belt Co, Bombas Socks, and of course Monster Army! Thanks for all the support, it means a lot!!!


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* Photos by: Andrew Yoshioka