Nickname: Stasia Birthdate: 02-10-1987 Hometown: San Clemente, CA Sponsors: Airwalk, Mobli, Rusty Boards Number of years shredding: 20 Local Spot: Riviera, Backdoor. Major Accomplishments: 2013 Women’s pipeline pro runner up, 2013 Billabong XXl awards Womens performance nominee, 2010 Pipeline Women’s Pro champion, 2008 APSPR Corona Pro series Champion, Triple Crown Rookie of the Year, Corona APSPR Tour Champion, Pro Surfing Tour of America champion. What do you do besides surf? Go shopping, read, watch movies. Describe yourself in one word: Outrageous. What is the best thing about your sport? Being able to do it alone. What are your favorite songs/bands currently loaded onto your ipod? Lady Gaga. What are your favorite websites? Perezhilton.com, surfline.com, huffingtonpost.com. Where is your favorite place to travel to? Puerto Rico, Bali, and France. What are your travel essentials? Iphone, Laptop, and Airwalk sneakers of course! If you could choose any other profession, what would it be? Why? Designer, or musician, because I like to express my creative thoughts, but I don’t think I would trade surfing for anything. Favorite Airwalk shoe? Airwalk canvas kicks. Goals for the upcoming season? Reclaim my title at the women's pipeline contest, have fun, and push myself hard into bigger waves. What’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever done in your Airwalk shoes? I have done so many ridiculous things in my Airwalk shoes, from hiking down a cliff with my board, to taking an overnight boat to a somewhat deserted island! What is perfect happiness to you? Perfect happiness to me is surfing perfect waves all day and hanging out with good friends over some great food. Happiness is what you make it! It's all about being positive and happy in life :) You live in both California and Hawaii. What do you like most and least about each location? I love how easy and convenient California is, it is so easy to go surf, skateboard, ride bikes, and even go snowboard all in a close area. The thing I hate is the cold water, even in the summer it sometimes gets really cold. For Hawaii I love how many good waves there are everywhere and the fact I'm always on a bigger surfboard. The thing I like least about Hawaii is the lack of things to do when it's flat (no waves). What is your favorite old school Airwalk ad? My favorite old school Airwalk ad is from the Lambesis campaign with the housewife taking the shoe out of the Easy Bake oven. Classic, I would love to recreate this! Where do you see the surf industry heading in the next couple of years? Definitely I think for women’s surfing the progression and the level keeps rising every year, it’s in an exciting stage right now and really fun to be a part of. What classic shoe do you think Airwalk should bring back next? I think the classic ‘One’ is one of the all time best shoes and excited it’s being brought back soon! What wave is on your bucket list to surf? Definitely Jaws, which I’m hoping to surf out there this coming winter, as well as I would love to go to Nias in Indonesia. For more about Anastasia Ashley, check out her website: AnastasiaAshley.com
Nickname: Grange Birthdate: 2-3-90 Hometown: Lahaina, HI Sponsors: Airwalk, Rockstar, Oakley, Matunas Number of years surfing: 17 Local Spot: Honolua Bay Major Accomplishments: 2nd HIC Pro Sunset, 3rd O'neill World Cup of Surfing, 3rd Drug Aware Pro, 3rd Australian Open, 6th Triple Crown of Surfing, 5th U.S Open of Surfing What do you do besides surf? Play b-ball. Describe yourself in one word: Baffled. What is the best thing about your sport? That it is in the ocean. What was the first concert you ever went to? Who took you? I think it was Blink 182, I went with my friends. What are your favorite songs/bands currently loaded onto your iPod? I like a lot of rap, like Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and I like stuff like Nirvana and a lot of roots music. What are your favorite websites? I like looking at surfline.com I like just looking at Facebook and seeing all the links and cool videos there are on there. Where is your favorite place to travel to? I really like South Africa and Australia. What are your travel essentials? Clothes, surfboards, computer, phone, wallet. If you could choose any other profession, what would it be? Why? An NBA basketball player. Just because that is probably the coolest sport besides surfing. Favorite Airwalk shoe? The Already Famous Airwalk ONE. Goals for the upcoming season? To win a big contest and try to make the world tour. What language do you wish you could speak? Spanish. What is perfect happiness to you? Home. What is the best part about living in Maui? That it is so laid back and just so nice all the time. I just love the whole vibe about Maui, it's such a perfect place to live.
Nickname: Andy Mac Birthdate: 7/31/73 Discipline: Skateboarder Hometown: San Diego Sponsors: Airwalk, Positiv Skateboards, Amazon.com, MovieTickets.com, GoPro, Bern Helmets, Pushwood App, Clif Bar, 187 Pads Number of years shredding: 27 Local Spot: YMCA parks in SD. Major Accomplishments: 22 X Games Medals, 9 World Cup Skateboading Overall Titles. Who do you usually skate with? Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab, Bucky Lasek, PLG. Describe yourself in one word: Positive. What is the best thing about your sport? Anyone can participate at any skill level and all in the same session. What are your favorite songs/bands currently loaded onto your ipod? Damian Marley, Talib Kweli, Adele. What are your favorite websites? Pushwood.com, YouTube. Where is your favorite place to travel to? India. What are your travel essentials? MacBook Pro, skate gear, fresh socks, GoPro, iPhone. If you could choose any other profession, what would it be? Why? Skydive instructor because it’s the only thing that compares to skating. What are your goals for the upcoming season? Skate better, harder, higher, longer, farther than the season before and have more fun. Favorite Airwalk shoe? AndyMac signature of course. Favorite Quote? Be the change you want to see in the world. --M.K. Gandhi Anything else you want to add? Life is short. Skate faster. What language do you wish you could speak? Chinese. What’s the most ridiculous thing you have ever done in your Airwalk shoes? Every ridiculous thing I’ve ever done has been in Airwalk shoes because I’ve been wearing them since they started making them in 1986. What is perfect happiness to you? I live it. Beautiful wife, happy family and getting paid to do what I love. You grew up in Boston but live in California. What do you like most and least about each location? In Boston it’s all about the Pizza but you can’t get good Mexican to save your life. In California it’s the opposite. What is your favorite old school Airwalk ad? First ad Tony Hawk had when he got on the team. Airwalk to fakie just after he’d invented it. Where do you see the skate industry heading in the next couple of years? The “core” skate industry is going to contract further as the sport continues it’s relentless progression toward the status of “mainstream”. People will continue to be more and more comfortable getting their skate gear on-line. Skateboarding will expand into more and bigger segments like freestyle and downhill. What classic shoe do you think Airwalk should bring back next? Does the AndyMac 2 count as a classic yet? Seriously though, I was always a fan of the “minus”. I’m looking forward to that reissue. What spot is on your bucket list to skate? I’d like to just get in my camper van and hit some of the great new cement parks that have been popping up along the West Coast. I just have to make the time to do it. For more about Andy Macdonald, check out his website: AndyMacdonald.com and follow him on Twitter: @andymacdonald and Instagram: andymac720
Tulio De Oliveira
Birthdate: 11-14-87 Discipline: Skateboard Hometown: Sao Paulo-Brazil Sponsors: Airwalk, City Stars Skateboards, OFFICIAL , Mountain Dew Number of years shredding: 13 years Local Spot: L.A., AE, Downtown Sao Paulo. Who do you usually skate with? Manny Santiago, Tiago Lemos, Michel Brito, Ricardo Cipolla, Ytalo Farias, and Renato Lopes. What do you do besides skate? I like to spend time with my family and friends and film and BBQ. Describe yourself in one word: Warrior What is the best thing about your sport? Travel around the world and be able to meet new cultures and new people all the time. What are your favorite songs/bands currently loaded onto your ipod? Hip Hop in general. What are your favorite websites? Youtube, Facebook , Skateboarding.com Where is your favorite place to travel to? Prague, China, Dubai. What are your travel essentials? Skateboard, camera, iPhone and computer. If you could choose any other profession, what would it be? Why? Photographer, b/c it’s so amazing how we can freeze one moment of our life forever. We always can get the photo and remember exactly where we were and where it was. Favorite Airwalk shoe? My Shoes-TLO. Goals for the upcoming season? Do my best for WorldCUP contest ,XGames and film my Citystars video part. What is perfect happiness to you? Being able to skate everyday and be with my family as much I can. Having good friends around and enjoying life…having fun. What is the skate scene like in Brazil? Good and bad. Good b/c everyone skates everywhere and helps each other out. Bad b/c there are not many good skateparks/skate plazas. What is your favorite old school Airwalk ad? The Jason Lee ads. Where do you see the skate industry heading in the next couple of years? It’s hard to say but I think the skate industry has grown so fast this past couple of years and each year I see that more people start to skate. In general because of TV, events/contests and ads using skateboarding, it’s going to continue to be a popular sport. I just hope that Skateboarding can keep growing and keep helping a lot of families, helping kids stay out of trouble and become more global. What classic shoe do you think Airwalk should bring back next? The Jason Lee model. What spot is on your bucket list to skate?I have many on the list, but I would def. say spots in Thailand and Israel.