• SOTY 2015: Finalists

    SOTY 2015: Finalists
    We'll be announcing the 2015 Skater of the Year very soon, but until then check out our top 13 finalists and let us know who YOU think should take the only award that matters.
  • 2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles

    2014 Skater of the Year Contender Profiles
    We cast a wide net to start the 2014 SOTY debate. Check the stats and help us whittle it down. Who do YOU think should win the only award that matters?
  • Escape From SOTY Island

    Escape From SOTY Island
    Sometimes a video is so gnarly it defies an appropriate caption. Let's keep it simple: the skating here is absolutely incredible and you've got to watch this. Featuring David Gonzalez, Grant Taylor, and crew.
  • VOTE FOR SOTY

    VOTE FOR SOTY
    'Tis the season of SOTY. A lot of dudes went Rambo this year, so we're gonna need your help to sort this thing out. We'll start with a broad list of contenders and narrow down the finalists in the upcoming weeks. Let the VOTING begin!
  • Vote for the 2010 SOTY

    Vote for the 2010 SOTY
    King of the Road is over. Now it's time for the only thing left to give away: the Skater of the Year trophy. Rusty wants to party.
  • Five Sequences: Chris Cole

    Five Sequences: Chris Cole
    In honor of Chris Cole's amazing year we gathered up sequences featuring the 2009 SOTY.
  • April 2009

    April 2009
    Cover: Silas Baxter-Neal - Backside smithPhoto: BurnettInside This Mag: Thrasher's 2009 Skater of the Year goes to Silas Baxter-Neal, Marc Johnson, SOTY '07 passes the torch, interviews with former SOTYs Hawk, Anderson, Cardiel, Arto and TNTMusic Articles: The Faint, Nasa and Gates of Slumber
  • May 2008

    May 2008
    Cover: Marc Johnson - Front board fakiePhoto: RedaInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Marc Johnson, past SOTYs Geoff Rowley, John Cardiel, Brian Anderson and more talk about MJ, Daewon talks about highlights of being an SOTYAlso In This Issue: Duffel, Haslam, Reynolds, Mariano, Silas, Duncombe, Rune, Janoski and DrewMusic Articles: Boris and more
  • April 2007

    April 2007
    Cover: Daewon SongPhoto: BurnettInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Issue featuring Thrasher's SOTY Daewon SongAlso In This Issue: Interviews with last year's SOTY Chris Cole, Corey Duffel, Bastien Salabanzi and Nick Dompierre, the Phelper's trip to China with the Nike team and Lance Dawes and the annual T-Eddy awards
  • April 2006

    April 2006
    Cover: Chris ColePhoto: ShigeoInside This Mag: Skater of the Year Chris Cole, 2005 in review with T-Eddy awards and an interview with Daewon SongAlso In This Issue: Skater of the Year in retrospect featuring interviews from all the past winners including Tony Hawk, Danny Way, John Cardiel, Salman Agah, Mike Carrol, Chris Senn, Eric Koston, Bob Burnquist, Andrew Reynolds, Brian Anderson, Geoff Rowley, Arto Saari, Tony Trujillo, and Mark Appleyard
  • Classics: Keith Hufnagel's "Penal Code" Part

    Classics: Keith Hufnagel's "Penal Code" Part
    Keith Hufnagel taught us all about power, style and finesse through his approach to skateboarding, business and life. His gift lives on with everything he created and we are all better people for the inspiration he gave us. Ride In peace, HUF. We love you and we thank you. —Ando, from FTC
  • RIP IN PEACE: Keith Hufnagel

    RIP IN PEACE: Keith Hufnagel
    The word legend has entered our everyday lexicon to the point that we've lost sight of its huge power and rarity. Keith Hufnagel defined the word.
  • Skate Wild Trip with David Gravette

    Skate Wild Trip with David Gravette
    Gravette hits the great outdoors with Skate Wild, hiking, swimming and skating scenic spots. 
  • The Samarria Brevard Interview

    The Samarria Brevard Interview
    Samarria made a splash in the contest scene, but after her King of the Road appearance, the enjoi pro's been in a league of her own. Longtime friend Tré Williams covers her big breaks going from Tony Hawk tutorials to riding with the Panda Patrol—from our September ’20 issue.
  • Ryan Siemens' "Welcome to Jenny" Part

    Ryan Siemens' "Welcome to Jenny" Part
    To hell with tradition, Ryan rips on Vancouver’s big rails and street bumps to the classic beats of Limp Bizkit. Get with it. 
  • Events
    In The Mag
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    Louie Lopez front feeble pop overs into a GD mountain for the October front—much more L-Lopez inside as we talk to all the good homies about why Everybody Loves Louie. He really is one of the best. Baker 3 just turned 15 and we dive into all of the hi jinx and hammers that made it a modern-day classic. Travel-wise, Krooked meandered to Mexico City and we got Gonz to tell the tale and add some art to go along with it. Legendary. Willis Kimbel dishes on dream spots and deep thoughts and Chris Pfanner, Cody Chapman and Jonno Gaitan all get the Heads interview treatment. New REAL hot shot Christian Henry lands on the Lunatic Fringe and we speak with First Nation legend Joe Buffalo about his trials and tribulations overcoming his addictions. Need more? Damn, y’all are greedy. Okay, how about an 18-page photo feature and Sieben teaching you to steal a parking block? Fall is almost here but this one is still scorching.