The Importance of Spreading Stoke

by Alisa Cruz-Thomas

Together we are one voice. We cover many backgrounds and styles. We are male. We are female. We celebrate the stoke with high fives and positive vibes. Union strong, we can change the forever roller coaster in the boarding industries; make a strong, lasting impact that will build up mom & pop shops and threaten corporations to back off. We are a movement of members with a passion so strong for boarding; it’s a lifestyle. As for me, that’s my mission, I must spread stoke. I must teach others how to glide the concrete wave. How to thrust upon life and take an adrenaline rush to the dome with a Coleman. To samba through the street, dancing on my deck. It’s not a trend or a fad to me. It’s a release, freedom, regrouper and my church.