George Richards Introduction
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George Richards Rambles On About Skateboarding

August 02, 2022

George opens up about skateboarding, himself and his plans for the future

Tell us a little bit about yourself – where are you from, where do you live currently?

I live in Newcastle Australia, it’s like a small city meets coastal beach town, great skate scene, good mates and a short drive north of Sydney.

How were you first introduced to skateboarding?

When I was about 8 years old my Dad and I went down to the local skate shop here in Newy and bought all the parts for my first board, took them home and built it together.

He started taking me to these little learn to skate clinics and it wasn’t long before I had my own little group of mates to skate with. Next thing I knew we were spending every spare second building sketchy ramps in our driveways or down at the local park.

What you are doing when you aren’t skating?

I was studying architecture but I’ve put that on hold for a little while since I’ve been so busy with skateboarding, I’ll definitely go back and do something with it eventually but for now I’m happy just skating as much as I can.

Tell us about your recent film – Rambles. What inspired the concept?

Rambles is a concept that Hamish from Wild Bill films came to me with, he’d seen this pipe out in the middle of nowhere in South Aus. I’d been traveling a lot for skating but always for something like a big contest with a tight schedule and set plan, this concept was designed to be the opposite of that.

We wanted to get back to the feeling of just going out to find a skate spot with your mates and no real plan, no real schedule.

What’s next?

The next thing I’m focused on is skating the world championships in Rio this October.

Right now I’m just skating as much as possible and doing as much as a can to stay ready for another big event.

Tell us what you last read, watched and listened to.

Last book I read was actually a Thai curry cookbook. The Last thing I watched was the recap of one of my best mates Kieran winning X games this weekend and according to Spotify the last thing I listened to today was Cut Your Bangs by Radiator Hospital.

The End

August 02, 2022
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