• Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective

    Jake Phelps Lifetime Retrospective
    It’s been a year but the love keeps flowing. We’ve added new testimonials to this retrospective page. Take a few moments and soak up more stories from the life and times of Jake Phelps. 
  • "Exposure 2019" Photos

    "Exposure 2019" Photos
    Linnea Bullion captures the magic of the recent women and girls' skate event, no fisheye required.
  • Clash at Clairemont Photos

    Clash at Clairemont Photos
    The Clash at Clairemont went down on Saturday with a stacked roster of pro and am skateboarders throwing down for a good cause—to help fight cancer.
  • Burnout: Show Dogs

    Burnout: Show Dogs
    Vans threw a big contest last weekend with a bunch of skaters you don’t usually associate with the words “organized competition.” Tyler Bledsoe, Breana Geering, Taylor Kirby, Austyn Gillette, Simon Bannerot, Mason Silva and hella more throw down the gauntlet for some fun in the OC sun.
  • Vans Park Series Brazil Practice

    Vans Park Series Brazil Practice
    Vans Park Series has made its way to Brazil for its second event. Here’s a few moments caught by masterlensman Anthony Acosta on the riders’ first practice day. Based on the caliber of skating straight off the plane, the Sunday finals are gonna be HEAVY. 
  • Vans Park Series: Shanghai Photos

    Vans Park Series: Shanghai Photos
    The Vans Park Series kicked off the 2019 year in Shanghai, China. Lots of people made it out to the finals—from legends like Tony Hawk to new-age rippers like CJ Collins. This stop was an amazing way to fire it up and we’ll see you in Brazil. —Lui Elliott
  • Vans Park Series 2019: Shanghai, China

    Vans Park Series 2019: Shanghai, China
    This is a small taste of the skating taking place in the Far East right now. To watch the finals live, check the dates and times to keep up with the concrete demigods at this historic event.
  • Vans Pool Party 2019 Video

    Vans Pool Party 2019 Video
    This was the 15th and final Vans Pool Party at the Combi Bowl in Orange, CA, and it was fired the F UP! From the Legends to the Masters to the Pros, everybody put it on the line for this one. May the fourth be with you all. 
  • Vans Pool Party 2019 Photos

    Vans Pool Party 2019 Photos
    Our guy Hambone hit up the Pool Party and brought back the goods! Check the photos and get the recap from one of the gnarliest events in skateboarding. Gonna miss ya, Combi!
  • 2019 Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic Photos

    2019 Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic Photos
    The 8th annual Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic was a rager! Our guy Hambone got the goods and weighs in on where the event’s moving to next year. 
  • Skaters Vote

    Skaters Vote
    The big one's coming up and Skaters Vote makes it easy to register. We've got a responsibility to be part of the process. Let's make our votes count!
  • Aaron Kim's "Welcome to Globe" Part

    Aaron Kim's "Welcome to Globe" Part
    Aaron weaves through the maze of Southern California concrete with effortless style and a deep bag of tricks. Those frontside flips belong in a museum. 
  • HIGH's "Bella Terra" Video

    HIGH's "Bella Terra" Video
    Half these moves will leave you head scratchin’. Yuri Facchini, Rodrigo Peterson, Adelmo Jr. and their fellow Brazilians pull off an all-out assault in the Bay and back home.
  • Skateboard Hieroglyphics

    Skateboard Hieroglyphics
    Ancient Egypt is known for Pyramids, Pharaohs, and mummies. Our research of their mysterious written language also indicates they had a ripping skate scene with unique hazards. Here we revisit some sacred wall scrawls.
  • Quarantine Sessions with David Gravette

    Quarantine Sessions with David Gravette
    Gravette, Binger, Ellis and Kimbel put their masks up and hammers down. Watch ‘em sanitize their bloody hands while going nuts on junk jumps and handicap bars in Portland.
  • Events
    In The Mag
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    T-Funk’s rides a rarely-seen backside stalefish down a wall, carving out a spot on the July 2020 front. More DC action inside as John Gardner (DC team rider and team manager) dishes on flutes, the aforementioned Funk, Euro missions and their upcoming Domino flick. Most notably this issue contains our own love letter to Jeff Grosso—containing epic photos from grom Grosso to elder statesman and tales of Mothra from those who knew him best. Jeff’s enthusiasm for skating was contagious and his willingness to tell it like it is and share his love for our culture will live on forever. RIP in peace, Grosso. Pop-quiz time! Alexis Ramirez sits down and takes the Thrasher Test while his newest Sk8Mafia teammate Alex Willms gets a Heads interview. Need more Mafia? We interview Brandon Turner about his rise from child prodigy to certified SD legend (and all the bumps along the way). This one’s heavy. And we ain’t done yet—Chris Wimer also gets the Heads-interview treatment, Fred Gall breaks down some crusty skate spots he’s known over the years, Salomon Cardenas tells the tale of breaking a testicle in half, the resurrection of Skarfing Material has Ben Kadow serving up a recipe for Refrigerator Soup and we dive into the worst ads to have ever appeared in Thrasher. Bored during quarantine? This one will keep you busy until it’s safe to creep in the streets again.