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SPOTLIGHT | Stefanie Thomas

BIRTHDAY: August 23, 1985
HOMETOWN: Satellite Beach, Florida
RESIDE: Long Beach, California

Stefanie Thomas Interview (January 2009)

How were you introduced to skateboarding and what got you started?

One of the older kids on my block started skating, and I bought a used set up from him.

Do you remember what your first setup was?

ATM board, Ventures, Spitfires.

Were there any early influences on your skating?


What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?

the best part is all my family lives there. the worst part is that there is nothing to skate.

Besides skateboarding, what do you like to do in your spare time?

Well when I’m not skating I’m probably either at work (Whole Foods) or at school (LBCC). I enjoy good music, food, coffee, and the company of my friends…oh and of course saraubi- my pup!!

What is your typical day like?


Do you prefer to skate with guys or girls?

Both, whoever’s down to roll.

Where do you like to skate?

All over.

Who do you like to skate with?


What kind of music do you listen to?

Lots of stuff- no radio/pop though.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I love to cook!

So far, what have been the highlights of your skateboarding career?

I don’t know if I’d say career, but in my ten years of skateboarding, i’d say the best part is all the people I’ve met along the way. Like you lisa!!

What do you have planned for this year?

School, move to SF, skate!!!

Shout outs and thanks?

Thanks to everyone for hitting me up to go skate, and picking me up while i was vehicle-less; thanks to all my family, Mom, Dad, and Lauren- Christopher for having patience for me to land something after 500 tries, and you too Lisa- you’re the best.