Al Partanen has been skateboarding since the days of tail skids and sky hooks. Fast & loose with incredible hair, Parts style is always recognizable and fun to watch.
He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin skating the Turf skatepark and later made his way out to San Diego to shred with the rest of the Hesh Crew. Over the past decade they’ve carved out a niche in the game with their raw, unique style of skateboarding.
A few years back while filming for Creature's C.S.F.U., Al found the sunshine & chill vibes of Long Beach to be a refreshing change from his drizzly home in Portland Oregon. He spontaneously rented a place a few blocks from the beach and now proudly calls it home.
When he’s not schralping the globe, filming for one of Creature’s unholy video offerings or building skateparks in underprivileged countries, he can be found at the record store feeding his vinyl addiction, djing at local dives, lurking the bowling alley or pretending to be an artist.
He says the Big Turtle Shell from Outdoor Tech is his favorite. "Whether on a skate sesh, in a hotel room, at the beach or hyping up an after party it's a game changer and absolutely essential."