Stevie Perez


Being the quiet, humble and polite kid he is, it's a small wonder he became sponsored. No denying his talent, it seems that he lacks an ego that one would associate with someone even half as skilled. His small frame and demeanor belies the fact that there is a seething skate beast under the surface. Educated and supported by the folks at Val-Surf, their tutelage helped to guide him from a young rail-monkey to a well rounded smooth operator. Not one to be swayed by the trends of the moment, his style and trick selection are all his own. Dedication to progression, not only for a new trick but to do it with style is evident. There is a relaxed level of comfort when he steps on his board that isn't aggressive or unrefined but smooth and powerful. Efficient without being stale or mediocre his progression from trick to trick in a line is seamless even when the spot is new to him. Questions will fade with the release of his first major part in Pretty Sweet but until then, take Guy Mariano?s word for it, "I think Stevie will be the biggest surprise because people haven't seen as much of him as the other guys. I've taken a couple of trips with him and he's blown me away. His style is great."



What is your full name, your age, and where do you come from?
Esteban Perez, 25 & I’m from the LA area

How long have you been skating?
Been skating since I was 8 years young my G

Which skaters inspired you the most growing up, and which inspire you today?
All my homies inspired me to skate better & still do to this day.

What does your perfect day look like?
Perfect day is just waking up healthy

What are you bumping on the jambox at a good session?
Bump them oldies & Marvin Gaye my G

How do you feel about Instagram/social media and skateboarding?
Shits whatever

What is a bad habit you need to kick?
Biting my nails

Favorite place skateboarding has taken you, and place you want to travel to the most?
Been to Central America epic views. Really want to head out down under.

How did you get your spot on Lakai?
Es kicked us all off so they put me on Lakai with my dawgs.

Who is your favorite Lakai rider, past or present?
Cairo Foster, Pops & Welshington too

What do you think you would be doing if you weren’t skating for a living?
Cutting grass or bangin’

Favorite thing about riding for Lakai?
Carroll & Howard are the shit

Any last words?
Keep skating till you can’t no more