Jack Fardell is one of Australia’s most exciting skate expats.
Originally hailing from Queanbeyan in our nation’s capital (Australia), Jack made the move to big city LA, and his career has been on the up-and-up ever since. Jack has forged his own way from small-town park kid to pro, riding for an international footwear company, but it’s his hometown where he returns for the filming of full-length documentary, Fardell. Cold VB, hidden spots and reunions in the local pub awaited, all of which got him hyped to showcase some of his best skating in the fine documentary above. We talked to Jack about the joys of skating back home in issue 55 of Monster Children:
“And all the Aussie skateparks, especially the old ones, are super rough with all these cool obstacles. You can get footage at any skatepark in Australia because it looks so old and cool. It’s not like a bright orange and pink park with perfect handrails. They’re rough with no coping. It doesn’t look like there’s Vaseline spread across the whole flat bottom.”