“From the grey skies of Norwich comes a skater who puts a lashing on anything in his path. Pools, street, vert, curbs or ditches are all fair game to one of the most versatile rippers around. With a deep respect for the history of skateboarding mixed with a fierce desire to push skating into the future, Sam Beckett blends old and new in a way that lays anything he rolls his wheel on in ruins. Speed, power, and style best sum up this ripper. Be on the lookout for Sam all over the world on his constant quest to find new terrain. It was with great pride that I was able to work with Skeleton Key and my old friend Darren Navarette to collaborate on Sam’s well-deserved debut pro model. Cheers to you, Sam!” – Bill Weiss
How are things Sam?
Really good, thanks. I just got back from South Africa, which was brilliant but it’s been nice to have a few days of not doing anything and just hanging out at home.
What were you out in SA for?
I was out for the Kimberly Diamond Cup – I’ve been to it the last two or three years. I managed to get a chance to check out Cape Town this year though.
I deliberately booked this one as a solo mission with a mind to do something a little bit different from the usual ‘turn up at the contest – skate the contest – fly home’ thing. I skated some guy’s backyard bowl and the Transworld guys were out there too so I went and skated with them as well. It was cool to just do a bit of chilling out, sightseeing and meeting people for once.
How did you get on in the competition?
Ah, that didn’t go so well.