Check Out: Gareth Stehr

Age: 17

Home: Howick, Auckland, New Zealand

Sponsors: Foundation Super Co., Destructo, Emerica, Cheapskates Manukau

Hailing from New Zealand, Gareth Stehr is not a sheep who follows. He wears and does what he wants, when he wants. In fact, he wears those terrible knee-length black socks that his friends give him shit about and rocks studded collars¿he doesn’t care. One thing he does do well is skateboard. It would take me an hour to explain everything I’ve seen him do on a skateboard. You’ll just have to trust me, this guy is badass. Tech, big, ledges, stairs, rails¿he’s got it all. He’s got the right mix of aggression, pop, and finesse/style, and you don’t often see all three in the same person. He’s just left on a six-month tiki tour of the world, and if you’re lucky, you might get to see him skate. If you’re even luckier, you might get to hang out with him and find out he’s super cool.¿Andrew “Morri” Morrison