With only a few months of sunshine in Norway a year, it’s rad to see the dedication Ali Nas has for the sport he loves. We are excited to welcome Ali Nas to the Arbor Skateboards Team. Bringing his motivation, charisma, and magic tricks to the table, we know it’s going to be a good time having Ali around. Welcome to the Team Ali!
Our original boards were built using a limited supply of sustainably sourced Koa Wood, which is endemic to Hawaii. The Hawaiians used Koa to create the first surfboards 1,000 years ago, making Koa the legacy precursor material that led to modern boardsports.
For 20 some years, we’ve held onto a small amount of our original stock of Koa. At the double-decade mark, the time was right to crack open the vault and create some tributes to the craftsmanship traditions that underpin everything we do.
Skating the big mountains that surround Vancouver, BC, it’s no wonder that Tyler Gillingham has developed a knack for speed while maintaining his smooth, relaxed style. His laid-back attitude and positive outlook on life is on par with the Arbor Skateboards vibes. We are stoked to welcome Tyler to the team.
Axel Serrat has been a major force in skateboarding for many years and shows no signs of slowing down. His positive attitude and unique style is the perfect match for Arbor Skateboards. Skating the streets of Barcelona it’s no surprise that Axel has developed a skating everything approach to life. We are proud to officially welcome Axel to the Arbor family!
INSIGHTS into Arbor’s 20 year commitment to craftsmanship and environment in the production of the world’s best snowboarding and skateboarding products. A dedication that has ensured Arbor is synonymous with performance, quality, sustainable materials, and the preservation of the planet.
HIGHLIGHTS of life lived in the pursuit of snowboarding, skateboarding, and the good times that come with getting there, being there, and riding with friends. Moments brought to life by the athletes, artists, and ambassadors who share Arbor’s ethos and underpin our Collective.
The roots of Arbor run deep through the islands of Hawaii. Whether it be from our Returning Roots partnership on the Big Island or having local Oahu ripper, Kyle Smith, fly the Arbor flag on a daily basis. This past winter Kyle invited the Whiskey Project team over to his homeland for an adventure they’ll never forget. From skating the legendary Wallows Ditch, to witnessing 45-foot waves at the Eddie Aikau surf contest, to exploring epic nature trails; the week in Oahu was packed with fun.
Not many people are going to turn down an invite to Hawaii, TransWorld Skate photographer Blair Alley is no different. The Whiskey Project was psyched have Blair and Transworld onboard for their epic island skate trip to Oahu. Whiskey Project skater Kyle Smith acted as tour guide and showed the team all that his homeland has to offer. From the legendary skate spots to the delicious meals and amazing scenery, the crew got a true flavor for the Hawaiian lifestyle and Transworld was there to capture it all.
Roll on down to Venice to Arbor’s Headquarters and Retail Showroom for the premier of the Whiskey Project’s Hawaii 5-0’s video on Friday, the 6th of May. Poke Truck from Poke2Go, free beer from Sudwerm Brewing Co., and tons of prizes from our sponsors.