Monica Shaw

BIRTHDAY: December 21, 1984
HOMETOWN: Sydney
RESIDE: Melbourne
AUSTRALIA

Monica Shaw Interview (2008)

 

Birthday: December 21, 1984

 

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

 

Reside: Melbourne, Australia

 

Years skating: 11 years

 

How were you introduced to skateboarding? What got you started?

 

I had all this energy to put somewhere, skateboarding was perfect.

 

What was your first set up?

 

My brothers hand me down Plan B board, with the tiny tiny wheels. Luckily I was a little too young for those short pants though.

 

What is the best and worst thing about your hometown?

 

The best thing about Melbourne is coconut palms, the worst is mai tai's.

 

Besides skateboarding, what do you like to do in your spare time?

 

Screen printing, sewing, painting, camping and bike riding.

 

Top skateboarders of all time?

 

Marc Johnson, Anthony Pappaldaro, Rick McCrank and Dean Finch.

 

Top skate videos of all time?

 

Mouse, Jump Off a Building, Antisocial, Yeah Right, Are you alright? ...I'm fine how are you?

 

Favorite new trick or trick you want to learn?

 

Frontside feeble grinds on transition would be nice in my dreams.

 

Do you prefer to skate with guys or girls?

 

Either or is fine.

 

Describe your dream session.

 

Probably somewhere everyone hates to skate, like a jersey barrier, empty, desolate, I can just do tricks and giggle.

 

What kind of music have you been listening to lately?

 

Samba songs.

 

What is something most people don't know about you?

 

Look out for a small run of boards and goodies I will be printing soon for your collectibles. More info soon.

 

What do you have planned for this year?

 

Finishing off my last year of University, then renting a car and driving across the States.

 

Shout outs and thanks?

 

Thanks Lisa, thanks Melbourne summer, thanks Kristen for putting up with me, thanks Hilary,Tim and Esther my skate buddies. Thanks Coburg. Thanks Cooper & Sylas.