While all the ladies are probably frothing over the prospect of a good-lookin’ board-rider, Juan’s happily taken with a long-term missus, and it’s not hard to see why. His skating style is relentless and quick, and it’s nothing short of liberating to watch him tear the terrain with such effortlessness.
For our new feature Obsessions: Presented by Oakley, we shoot Juan and speak to him about his career, fellow skaters, and the ever-important Dirty Sprite 2. #FREEBANDZ #LIVEYOURS
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This December will be 15 years since I got my first board.
Nothing really, of course I have other interests but nothing I could call an obsession. Skating takes care of that.
The new Travis Scott album, that things going to be on repeat.
Josh And Rhinos house on the projector. It’s a safe bet anytime you go over there Rhino will have something playing. Lot of Dirty Sprite 2 lately.
Geoff Rowley was my first favourite skater. He will always be respected forever by everyone period.
Italy. Rome, Milan, Naples they have amazing spots plus id like to be a tourist there also. Two birds one stone, really.
Simon Frazzetto, big in the sense of doing it the right way.
In terms of skating late 80’s and the whole 90’s. Once it left Southern California and reached kids who had never surfed before that’s when skating was really born
Dan Drehobl – Free your mind.
Sugar, I’m trying, it’s a bitch.
Serena Williams. I’m a fan of tennis, they said she was done in 05 when she injured her back and she’s ranked No.1 right now. Its August 2015.
3. The end winter of winter
Ankle blow out last year, it certainly wasn’t the most painful one but I’m still doing rehab on it to this day. I ended up need to get an operation three months after I hurt it, so that put me back to Square One. I’m not sure if it will every be the same it was.
Japan with Pass Port in October which I’m really looking forward to. Two weeks in Tokyo, skating all day and night. Then Oakley have something big planned in Sydney in November. They have a bunch of events planned and are bring out the international guys so that’s going to be fun too.
Sydney in summer, the whole thing.
Josh, Rhino, Sammy, Trent, Bryce. It don’t matter where you go but who you go with.
A loyal, great dude. The kind of guy you hope your mum thinks you are.
He don’t fuck around, straight up. Anything he does its going to be done well and fast. That’s with everything in general.
Hes living the life over there but hes working hard and deserves it so I’m stoked to see my friend doing what he wants. FUKNOATH
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