The skateboarder’s name is Tom Karangelov:
He’s an amateur skateboarder for New Balance and 3D Skateboards. We rolled around together in Santa Ana, California, a city close to his home. Tom has a unique way of skating where he’ll look for things to skate that other skaters don’t notice. Mix that with his positive attitude and he’s a pleasure to be around and watch skate.
Tom by chance wore a Doom Slayer shirt which is a company he was just asked to ride for. Doom Slayer was created by professional skateboarder Omar Salazar.
Tom remembers the call he got from Omar, who he’d had never met before, asking for Tom to ride for his company. Tom was star struck.
No credits really. It was just me and him skating around.
Photo: Aaron Smith featuring Tom Karangelov