Help get Joseph Whaanga to Barcelona
Each $5 ticket puts you in the draw to win one of three $500 prize packs from DEF, DVS Shoes, Matix, Venture, 9Five and Trainers. Limited to 200 tickets. Prize will be drawn on 30 July, 2014.
All proceeds go towards Joseph Whaanga’s travel costs.
Joe is arguably the most gifted skateboarder in all of Australasia, and anyone who has witnessed first hand what he is capable of can certainly attest to this claim. Joe’s talent is on par with that of many international pro skateboarders, and he possesses an unbelievable level of consistency and style that is a rarity even among his overseas counterparts. Joe represents the purest form of what it means to be a skateboarder in New Zealand, and he skates for nobody but himself. He has made a conscious decision to remain in New Zealand, despite the fact that he could certainly forge a prosperous career as an overseas professional skateboarder. Joe possesses a style that is a unique blend of casual and powerful, accompanied by a pleasantly low key and friendly demeanour.
The DEF skateboarding team has been hand-picked by founder Chey Ataria, and consists of the finest talent that New Zealand has to offer. This does not mean that they are talented simply by New Zealand standards, but the skills possessed by this elite group of individuals is in fact world class. Those on the team regard themselves as a tight-knit family who constantly encourage progression within the group, both in terms of skateboarding and personal development. Each skateboarder on the team possesses different strengths, but they all represent New Zealand through their skateboarding, style and overall conduct as individuals.
Switch frontside 180, Wellington. Photo by Jake Mein.