It’s shocking to think that it has already been over a year since Jeff Grosso, the reliably outspoken skate critic and historian, passed away in his home at 51 years old. Grosso’s longtime shoe sponsor Vans has released the series finale ‘Love Letters To Skateboarding’ this morning, with his son Oliver taking on the hosting duties. Heartfelt accounts from fellow skate legends and friends John Lucero, Eric Nash, Lance Mountain, John Cardiel, and Ray Barbee, as well as the younger generation of Vans team riders including Lizzie Armanto, Yndiara Asp, Pedro Barros, Breana Geering, Pedro Delfino, Poppy Starr Olsen, and Kokona Hiraki, illustrate the wide impact that Grosso’s friendship, opinions, and mentoring had on skaters all over the world.
Watch the special episode, above, check out our photo feature on Grosso by Dave Swift, who has had the pleasure of working closely with the legend for over 40 years, here, and then read some heartfelt condolences from skaters whom Grosso has touched, directly or indirectly, during his epic lifetime in the below Instagram post. His unique, honest voice will be sorely missed. RIP Jeff Grosso: 1968-2020.
View this post on Instagram