Lodge legend, Neal Hendrix

Hendrix and schmitt foto: by Luke Lutz

Hendrix and schmitt foto: by Luke Lutz

Name: Neal Hendrix

Current: Job / school: Skateboarder, photographer, Brand Manager for Woodward, broadcaster for Vans Park Series

Where are you from? Lewisville, North Carolina USA

Where do you currently live?  Costa Mesa, CA USA

Kids / family status: I have 15,000 kids. The ones that go to Camp Woodward

Age: 42

Sponsors: Vans, Alta wheels, Pro Tec, 187, Thunder, Brixton

Years of skateboarding: 30

Board size: 8.25

Wheel size: 58

Trucks:  Thunder 147 titanium

I change set up every: Boards last 3 weeks or so, about the same for wheels. Never change trucks. haha. For some reason I love new bushings so new Bones Bushings pretty often

Current Board trend : I love seeing the crazy shapes that kids are riding but I did that in the 80’s, I will stick with my tried and true shape

Neal killing it foto by joshmcelwee

Neal killing it
foto by joshmcelwee

How are you doing at the moment ? Marvelous. Sitting in a cafe in rainy Amsterdam

When I chill, I chill with, My girlfriend Tracee. Her dog Bleu

Im have been on a mission lately in ( with) Recent missions have been solo. Sometimes it is healthy to do your own thing.

Dream session is, All of the homies in some exotic location where we are getting paid loads of money

Lately i have been working on,  Trying to stay healthy and skate as much as possible, trying to film some new tricks, trying to learn how to shoot better photographs

When I was little I would like to, Dream about traveling the world

When im home I like to, Skate, hang with my girlfriend, yoga, plan my next trip

I normally call my homies for, planning the skate session

Your homies are,  The people I skate with, the people I work with

I enjoy going to,  everywhere

Favorite drink is, Coffee!

Favorite food is , Margarita pizza from this little cafe in Amsterdam that I just had

Favorite drug,  Coffee!

Favorite music,  The Smiths

Favorite film,  Any documentary


Favorite skateboarders, Changes all of the time! Always inspired by different skaters or clips that I see. All time fave is Chris Miller. Love watching Pedro. Jimmy Wilkins and Moto Shibata are recent faves

Favorite skatefilm, Vans Propeller was pretty amazing

Favorite skatepark, Woodward!

Favorite spot, Australian beach towns

Favorite woman / men  ( blond, fat, thin, big, small)



When I cook, I cook, don’t. haha

To go to resturant is, Green Leaf Costa Mesa

To go to trick is, fakie hurricane to fakie

To go to trick when you are farked is, they’re all hard when you’re farked

The Hobby I have no one knows about is, I grew up in North Carolina, so I am a secret die hard Nascar fan for life

To go to trick when you are winning is, Hmmmmm. When I won Vert Attack this year the last trick I did was get crashed into by Mike Frazier so I’ll go with that

TOP 3 cities,  Sydney, Shanghai, Copenhagen

TOP SUCK citys, cold places, rainy places

When I do not skateboard I, Work, work work work

My fitness program is, Recently I found yoga and it has helped my body SOOOO much

When I get old I want to, I am old. I plan to continue doing exactly what I am doing

I would like to see more of, vert video parts

That one time where I was in jail because of, Luckily I have no such story

I should do more of, pool skating

My future looks like,  Hopefully more of the same

I dream of,  learning new tricks

The book I currently read is, Left of Boom

On Netflix I watch,  Homeland

If I could change the world, I would


Thank you !

Check more of NEAL here 


Thanks NEAL for supporting the lodge  !!

SAD TO FAKIE. foto: by Brian Fick

by Brian Fick


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