Hi my name is Dean, Yes... THE Dean. Instead of the usual loud and disruptive antics I wanted to tell you a story of what 8THWNDR means to me. I remember when I had first modeled for 8THWNDR . My hair was wacky and long, I was so overweight - I was practically popping out of the skinny jeans (that I had no business wearing in the first place).
If you ask me, March is a weird month. Where I’m from (in the northeast) the weather has trouble deciding whether it wants to be Winter or Spring. I eagerly wait to throw on shorts, grab my board and hit the skatepark with my friends - but I’m always at the mercy of Mother Nature. It’s wack.

California…what a big (and beautiful) place for a small town kid like me. Going to California was quite the experience - especially with the 8THWNDR team. This trip was planned months ago as a way for a few homies to get out of town and relax a bit, but it turned into so much more for the brand.