Daryl and fellow Vans rider Jordan Thackeray both joined the team early 2018. To seal the deal we grabbed Daryl and headed up to Jordan’s home county of Essex and set the boys at it. They produced a banging ‘welcome’ clip, and from that moment we knew they were both the perfect fit. Daryl was also an integral member of our ‘Bourbon in Durban’ South Africa trip bringing a plentiful supply of good vibes, great tunes and perfect P-Bombs.
Although Daryl was born, raised and remains firmly rooted in the London scene. He spends as much time as possible outside of our nation’s capital, travelling Europe, hitting all the major events in the summer, then often running away to the hotter climes of Asia or Australia in the winter… He really is a man of the world. Daryl is also the founder of the skate based charity Skate Nepal, which aims to help build skateparks and continue to bring skateboarding to underprivileged youths in Nepal. As well as being one of the nicest, most genuine humans on and off the board, he also boasts the unique talent of never having ever bailed a kickflip!
SPONSORS: Vans, Alien Workshop, Stance, Severn, Nyishar
FAVOURITE SKATE SPOT: Hackney Wick R.I.P.
FAVOURITE SHOE: Bastien Salabanzi’s Vans shoe back in the day
FAVOURITE BOARD GRAPHIC: Can't decide!
BEST PLACE YOU'VE VISITED THROUGH SKATEBOARDING: Too hard to pick!
SKATER WITH THE BEST STYLE: Right now Willy Lara. All time - Lewis Marnell. Brent Atchley as well, never forget!
FAVOURITE SKATE VIDEO: Lordz: They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us
FAVOURITE BAND/MUSICIAN: This is way too hard to pick.
FAVOURITE TV SHOW: Anything from Black Mirror to Rush Hour
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO OUTSIDE OF SKATEBOARDING: Read, learn, music, travel, release endorphins.
DEFINITIVE MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE SO FAR: ‘When you see everything through the lens of causality even the mundane can be seen as definitive stepping stones that propel you into a grounded sense of happiness’. Count your blessings!