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SPOTLIGHT | Gaby Ponce

BIRTHDAY: February 7, 1992
HOMETOWN: Tenafly, New Jersey
RESIDE: San Diego, California

Gaby Ponce Interview (2011)

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

I’m not really sure- I think it was just a fun thing to try and it kind of just stuck. I tried a bunch of other sports when I was younger (gymnastics, swimming, diving, soccer, softball…ect.) but I had always liked skateboarding the most because it was the most independent with the least rules.

Do you remember what your first setup was?

It was one of those complete skateboards from Toys R Us.

Were there any early influences on your skating?

Any professional athlete.

What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?

Well, I’ll start off with the worst. We had to drive 2 hours to get to a vert ramp. The best thing about my hometown was that my high school was the 2nd best in the state so it really prepared me for college. Right now I still think my high school was harder than the college I’m currently attending!

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

Go on adventures and explore!

What is your typical day like?

Wake up, go to school, study, talk to mom and dad that now live on the other side of the country and miss me terribly, and then go skate. At some point during the day I’m trying to figure out what to eat but the meal plan at SDSU isn’t that great.

Where do you like to skate?

Woodward West!

Who do you like to skate with?

Anyone that has a positive attitude.

What kind of music do you listen to?

Anything and everything except for country. Lately I’ve been listening to Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Dubstep, and Muse.

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

I’ve solved a Rubik’s cube in less than 2 minutes.

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

I won X Games and Dew Tour in 2010. I also thought being in some magazines in the past was pretty awesome too.

What do you have planned for this year?

Keep having fun with skating while attending college.

Shout outs and thanks?

I would like to thank my family, friends, and sponsors for all their support.

Sponsors: LGD apparel, Gatorade, Triple 8, KIND Snacks, Ogio Bags, Motto Griptape & Bones Wheels