Watching Erick Winkowski skate for the first time is an experience you will never forget. His trick selection will make you think he just walked out of a time machine from 1987. He can rip pools until the sun goes down, and then when the sun comes up, he might decide it’s time to skate a 20-stair handrail. Erick was raised in San Diego, but now shares his time between there and Seattle, and has been known to skate the entire 1,300 mile journey when the urge for exploration bites him. With his love of obscure board shapes, and laid back attitude, it’s only natural that Erick would go pro for Santa Cruz Skateboards, who have had his back for years now. His unique brand of skating also caught the eye of the legendary Andrew Reynolds, who helped him sign with Emerica shoes. When he isn’t out skating, Erick enjoys cycling and spending time with his lady and dog, with a can of Chef Boyardee Ravioli in one hand and a joint in the other.