January 12, 2016 – Meet Adrian Adrid – the professional skateboarder who just officially spun onto team Dickies Skate.
Known for his street skate style and combination trick versatility, Adrian joins Dickies Skate teammates Vincent Alvarez, Ronnie Sandoval and Peter Hewitt.
How long have you been skating and how did you first begin?
I’ve been skating since I was 11. I’m 27 now, so that’s 16 years. I grew up on Oahu’s North Shore where surfing is very competitive. I actually really like to surf, but I was turned off at the idea of doing it professionally because of the competitiveness, instead I decided to focus on skateboarding because it’s mostly about having fun with your friends and not trying to take yourself too seriously. I still surf though, probably as much as I skate.
You’ve been skating in Dickies pants for years, we love that, but why?
They’re affordable and durable compared to every other pant I own. Actually, it’s really not even a comparison. I have a pair of Dickies Slim-Straight pants I bought five years ago that are still going strong. The t-shirts work for me too and I’ve been wearing the boxer briefs a lot lately (laughs).
What’s something that most people don’t know about you?
That I have a job (laughs). I work at a surf shop in LA.
Any advice for up-and-coming skaters?
I think the biggest problem is that young kids get too serious and angry about not getting sponsored soon enough after they’ve hit a certain level of skill. Skating is really about having fun with your friends, don’t force the rest. It’s cliché to say that, but it’s true. Oh, and save your money when you make it (laughs).