Interview with Alec Majerus on Cancel History
About a month or so ago we had an idea to have a skateboarder, surfer and snowboarder do all 3 board sports in the same day to celebrate the release of our Cancel History collection. Southern California is one of the few places where we could actually pull this off, so we enlisted skateboarders Alec Majerus, Omar Hassan, legendary snowboarder Jamie Lynn and surfer Noa Deane to hit the slopes of Mt. High, waves of Newport Beach and our very own skatepark here at Volcom HQ. Outfitted in original Volcom tee designs from the 90’s it was just like the old days, 20 plus years later, but the vibe and true Volcom spirit was still the same. Snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding in the same day is no easy task, so we decided to have a brief chat with Alec Majerus, who was actually snowboarding up in Big Sky, Montana with his family, to get his take on the day.
Hey Alec, how is it going what you been up to?
Good man, just been skating and snowboarding a lot lately.
We know your rip on a skateboard, but how long have you been snowboarding and surfing?
I’ve been snowboarding since I was like 8. I’ve only surfed a few times though
Alec spraying powder at Mt. High
I heard you and your friends were psyched on snowboarding, surfing and skating in the same day, have you ever tried to do that before?
Nah I haven’t done that before. It’s always been a goal of mine.
What was the hardest part? The snowboarding, surfing or skating?
The surfing was so hard because the waves were pretty big and I was getting smoked
Noa Deane and Alec getting ready to surf
How much did you snowboard back home in Minnesota?
I used to do a lot of backyard snowboarding growing up because I couldn’t skate.
A lot of people say snowboarding and skateboarding are very similar but still different, what are your thoughts? Do you find snowboarding easier since you rip so hard on a skateboard?
Yea I think if you can skate you can easily learn to snowboard and vice versa
You’ve skated some pretty monster rails but have you ever hit one on a snowboard?
Yea I lipslid and 5050 on a 16 when I was younger
Noa Deane, Alec and Omar Hassan post surf sesh
I remember you were living in a studio apartment in Huntington Beach with all your Minnesota homies for a minute. Did you ever surf when you were living by the beach?
Nah, I didn’t surf until I moved to Costa Mesa. Wish I would have took advantage of that though!
I remember you were living in a studio apartment in Huntington Beach with all your Minnesota homies for a minute. Did you ever surf when you were living by the beach? Nah, I didn’t surf until I moved to Costa Mesa. Wish I would have took advantage of that though! Between the dudes you did this epic day with, Jamie Lynne, Noa Deane and Omar Hassan, who were you more impressed with as far watching them do a board sport they’re not known for?
Noa said he had never snowboarded before and we took him to the top and he did it without falling. I was tripping on that.
After snowboarding and surfing Alec still had enough fuel in the tank to pop off the walls.
Lastly, what do you got planned for the rest of 2017? Aren’t you putting working on a homie video?
I don’t know man, the homie bailed back to Minnesota and is over filming so that’s botched. Filming a part with Ant Travis though.
The Cancel History Collection!