Mashing with Al Brunelle


I’ve been going on a lot of missions up north to skate with Al Brunelle in Santa Clairta, I’M not a big fan of LA, most of the time I hate it. Just because driving 2 hours spot to spot is not fun. Al has it dialed in pretty good though, he drives fast and knows what he wants.

Al in his natural habitat. There’s some epic D.I.Y. spots just about 10 minutes from his house, Guy Marino built most of them and kills all of them.

Jared Goulston, Bs Smithish.

Al’s homie Jared Goulston Fs Grinding this jersey, we went back a few days ago and it was all chipped up.

Dezort has been getting in on the session too, he’s living in LA now and he’s super stoked plus motivated to skate whatever is in front of him.

Always paving the way

Al and Drew figuring out the lines at this fun down hill ditch.

Drew Dezort, Bs Pivot.

End of the day here with Truman & Al.

Thanks for having us Brunelle!

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VOX – Monthly Mash Ep. 1

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I recently started working for VOX Footwear, we have tons of plans for the future and it feels rad to be apart of a shoe company that actually cares about skateboarding, and that’s all they care about – not the tennis courts or anything else. Check out this monthly edit featuring Danny DiCola, Hooker, Shaw, and more.

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MONTHLY BLOW-OUT: Bank to Curb Wall Ditch

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Personally I believe Austin Mayer found this spot, and Truman was the first to actually skate it. Here’s the third of many more to come “Monthly Blow-out’s” with the story behind the spot.

Spot: This ditch has been a hot spot for the past 6 months, the ironic part is that it was discovered over 3+ years ago. Austin (Mayer) who help me start Typical Culture in the beginning was the the first one to report it. So with that said, we’ll give him credit for finding it. Located in a pretty central part of San Diego city it’s not a easy spot to find, or predict where it is for that matter. Its not easy to skate, you get about a 3-4 foot wide roll-up with whatever length you want to drop-in on the side of the ditch in order to skate the bank to ledge side that you see these photos taken on. Truman Hooker was the first to get a photo here, blasting a Lein Air taken by Dave Swift and featured in The Skateboard Mag ( Also in his CSxFU part ) couldn’t find the photo online though.
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