Saturday, 17 October 2009
Its with great sadness that the man known as Gabe Steptoe (legendary downhill skateboarder) returns to his native shores of the US. I haven't figured out if it is a permanent deal, but I watched as he dismantled his wood work shop and packed away some of the nicest handmade wooden skateboards I have ever seen. He has been in Westward Ho for the last three years, and quietly crafted his art, unbeknownst to many. You might have seen his Al'aia , either at Loosefit or Gulfstream in Braunton, so if you missed out check him online here...its not too late to get a handcrafted board, his surplus creations are being left with a friend to sell.