Daewon Song: The Life and Times of a Skateboarding Legend

Daewon Song has been a professional skateboarder for almost three decades. One would think that this is the perfect time to slow down, but Daewon has become more passionate about the sport. Since the game was evolving through the passing of time, he also wanted to keep up with the young guns.

Despite his achievements, Daewon doesn’t let the fame and fortune get to his head. In fact, he is one of the most frugal skateboarders in town. Despite the numerous sponsorships, Daewon makes sure that he only has the pieces that he needs. It is safe to say that Daewon Song is truly one-of-a-kind in every sense of the word.

Daewon Song: Skateboarding Hero

However, Daewon almost gave up on skateboarding because of a bad ankle injury in 1996. Daewon considered modifying cars for a living during this period, but Rodney Mullen called him and brought him back to the game.

After a brief skateboarding break from 1996 to 1997, Daewon went on to build his own skateboarding company. In 1999, he established Deca with Chris Haslam, but the company dissolved in 2002. Following the dissolution of Deca, Daewon built Artafact. However, this company was short lived as it only lasted for less than a year. Instead of continuing the operations of Artafact, Daewon partnered with Rodney Mullen and they formed Almost in 2003.

Daewon has been included in the list of The 30 Most Influential Skateboarders of All Time by TransWorld Skateboarding. He has also been awarded as the Skater of the Year in 2006 by Thrasher Magazine, which is widely considered as the most important award in the skateboarding industry. In addition to this, Daewon is now part of a league of legends as he has been inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame on May 2017

Currently, Daewon is sponsored by Almost Skateboards, Matix Clothing, Glassy, adidas Footwear, Mob Griptape, Tensor Trucks, Andale Bearings, Loud Headphones, and Spitfire Wheels.