There's a world full of puds out there bustin' big, tech tricks left and right, but few who can pull it off with the kind of eye-soothing style that makes you happy you have 20/20 vision. Enter Emerica's newest secret weapon, Brandon Westgate. "He's mad steezy," says pretty much everyone. Yep, big + tech + style = fully killer. When you mix all the ingredients up right, everything just falls into place--the Emerican way.
Born on February 15, 1989 in Wareham, Massachusetts, this full-time student, East Coaster and skateboarder for the new millennium started pushing wood in the year 2000 in his driveway on a simple little box and flat bar. Although things have certainly progressed from there, it all remains simple and fun for Brandon, thanks to early influence from the legendary Gonz and one of skateboarding's most enduring documents of style and good times, Blind's Video Days.
These days, you can often find Brandon traversing the Eastern seaboard, skating and filming. When he's not doing that, he usually spends his off-board hours hanging out with friends and girls, eating at Wendy's and listening to Biggie Smalls. Upon casual acquaintance, your view of Brandon may be that of a soft-spoken thinker and observer who lets his skating do the talking, but once you get to know him, you better beware of that wicked sense of humor.
As for the always-looming future, Brandon says, "I'd just like to keep filming a lot, get as many photos as I can, and go as far as I can in skating and turn pro." Sounds like a man with a plan. Definitely keep your eyes and potatoes peeled for this young Emerican. Brandon Westgate has arrived.
Brandon rides for Emerica, Zoo York, Venture, Hubba, Swiss Bones and CCS.