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Skateboarder Javier Mendizábal with Lagun:
on country life, starting to surf and finally getting a dog.

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Since debuting 15 years ago in Cliché’s Europa, Javier Mendizábal’s all-terrain skills and unique style have secured him a spot in the upper echelons of skateboarders: the naturals. Fluid, unforced, and seemingly connected to a higher plane, Mendizábal’s skating is a pleasure to watch, but he’s never seemed to seek the spotlight, which makes him all the more interesting.

After 19 years of living the nomadic life of a professional skater, Mendizábal packed up and moved from his long-time home of Barcelona to the countryside. With the support of his sponsors (which still includes Cliché, the Lyon skate brand that led the resurgence of the European skate scene on the global stage), his partner Carine, and a decent internet connection, he’s discovered that you don’t have to be in the middle of everything to be connected to it all. Plus, he could finally get a dog.


You can read the complete interview in Four&Sons, Issue Four.
To buy a copy, click here

Photography by Carine Bedoya, Brian Gaberman, and Javier Mendizábal

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