Q&A with Austin Heilman

Q&A with Austin Heilman

22 décembre, 2023

Austin Heilman is the newest member of the Brixton skate team and he absolutely rips. As his newest part drops, we catch up with Austin to find out what’s his story and how he’s gelling with the rest of the team.

Tell us about your roots, where did you grow up?

I grew up in Westminster, California. The city has a cool skatepark where I spent nearly everyday growing up haha. Super grateful for the place because it introduced me to the culture, alongside so many people.

Austin Heilman Frontside Nose Blunt

How did you get into skateboarding?

I think I got a board for holiday and then ever since I was just obsessed. Skating around the neighborhood with friends, exploring our little zone, trying to skate everyday in our path. I was just constantly skating from that point on.

Who is your favorite skater on the team, be biased.

My favorite skater on the team is Kenny Anderson. I mean how could it not be KA. haha

Tell us about your new part? Where did you film and what inspired you as it came together?

This project was filmed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. It means a lot to me as it’s my body of work from the last year or so. What inspired me the most me the most on this project would be getting to stay true to myself. Skating things I want to skate, the way I want to skate them.

Is there anything you keep in mind to keep your drive going to film?

There’s a lot of ups and downs in this game haha. One thing always helps me is just kind of taking a step back and just going skating with friends. From there everything else is natural, having friends that are down to go skate really helps!

Austin Heilman skating

When you aren’t skating what are you doing?

Working, surfing or looking for new stuff to skate.

Is there anything planned this year? What's next?

I don’t have anything planned for 2024 just yet, want to continue skating, traveling and keep the PMA up. More to come.

Austin and Christian wearing Bowery Flannels

What was the last thing you listened to?

Sublime album 40oz. to Freedom

Favorite piece from Brixton?

Bowery Flannel

Austin and Christian wearing Bowery Flannels
Austin Heilman touring with the Brixton Skateboarding Ambassadors
22 décembre, 2023
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