Name: Ash Wilcomes
Where / were you born? I was born in Tugun, QLD, Australia
And where do you live now? Pottsville, NSW Australia
When / how / why did you start skating? I started skating when I was 5, my dad showed me a skateboard and I was instantly hooked.
What are some of your earliest/ favorite memories of skateboarding? My favourite early memories of skateboarding is skating with my mates around my local parks.
What are some of your favorite or most memorable recent sessions ? One of my favourite recent sessions is skating with everyone over in Dubai !
What have you been up to lately? I have been recently been in Dubai for the World championships competing and I got 10th !
Favorite skateparks(s) and why? Elonora skate park on the Gold Coast because you can go fast, long grinds, high airs, good times and good skateboarding.
Do you have a local skateshop? Concrete lines Skate Shop in Coolangatta, good people own it and they have supported me for along time!
What’s in store for 2023? More travelling and contests also working on getting a deeper bag of tricks and having fun the whole way!
Why do you love skateboarding? Skateboarding has brought me so much joy and has allowed me to meet so many new people in new places!
How did you end up wearing an S1 Lifer Helmet? I tried one of these helmets out and I never looked back!
What are your Top 3 ?
Foods: tacos, burgers, açai bowls
Things you enjoy when you're not skating: Fishing, hanging out with mates/family, surfing
Dreams / Goals: To continue skateboarding for as long as possible and one day hopefully go to the Olympics.
Books: Thrasher magazine
Places you would like to visit someday: Europe, Fiji, Brazil
Deck: Birdhouse 8.5”
Trucks: Thunder hollows 149’s
Wheels: Spitfire 56mm 99d
Bearings: Dsco bearings
Grip: Grizzly Griptape
Helmet: S1 Lifer Helmet
It's a long road to the top if you want to rock n roll...
Here is the info if you want to donate to help Ash cover some expenses for the Olympic Qualifiers: