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Team Omen 2020


Omen Longboards is lucky to have a great group of team riders who are stoked on the future of our sport. We love handing out gear in exchange for fantastic video and photo coverage. If you think you have what it takes to rep our gear with pride, shoot us an email with your best video and a paragraph about why you want to ride for Omen Longboards. All current team members can be seen below.

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Hey, my name is William Auerweck. I am from Holly Springs, North Carolina. I have been skating downhill and freeride for around five years. I would have to say freeride is my favorite type of skating. Nothing beats the feeling of blasting big standup slides and surfing down the pavement. With that being said, I do love racing and taking tight lines. I am currently riding the 2020 Roswell deck because it is a very versatile board that you can ride any way you like. Huge shoutout to 919 Downhill and North Carolina Downhill for helping shape me into the person I am today :)

My name is Tom Tiger de Villiers, I live in Scarborough, a small village in Cape Town, South africa. Im 18 years old and am in love with the feeling of mobbing down some fast hills with my homies on skateboards. Ive been skating for about 3 and a half years now. I really enjoy the more race orientated side of skating. Blasting down mountains and smashing apexes is definitely my thing! Nothing compares to tight pack runs and nailing sick lines with your homies. It's that kind of skating that puts you on the edge and makes you feel more alive than ever. Skating has definitely changed my life for the better, i've met so many amazing people through it and am so stoked to be riding for such a cool company!
Shoutout Omen Longboards .

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My name is Jackson Loney and I’m from Perth, Western Australia and I'm 20 years of age. My Dad was a skateboarder when he was younger so growing up I’ve always had skateboards around me, however around 2013 I got my first longboard and instantly fell in love. From learning to ride around on small hills to then skating roads at upwards to 120kmh it turned into more of a lifestyle for me. I'd have to say I adapted mostly to downhill/ freeride as my main style of riding because the feeling it brings is like nothing else in the world. It also allows for a good time smashing down runs with some good friends!

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My name is Izac Thomas Marten and I am 21 years old, I am from England but grew up in Cape town South Africa. I have been riding a skateboard since I was about 6 years old, but only really got serious about it when I was 16. I have been shaping boards and chopping trucks for 3 years now, for the locals and my friends, creating custom set ups for people who can't afford a new set up every time they need a new board. This is a huge part of who I am, always trying to recycle things and find new and innovative ways of using old gear.
My favourite style of skating is downhill for sure, I just love the feeling of letting go, it feels like flying almost to me(well how I would imagine it). Omen boards have been my favourite boards since I got into downhill. The concave is unparalleled in ergonomics and style. Much love to the fam, catch you on the hill!

My name is Hagan Key and I am from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I am 12 years old and have been skating since I was 7. I started skating because my dad wanted me to surf better, so he got me into skating. I currently compete on the TheBoardR/Grind For Life contest tour; currently rank in the top 10 in the world for my age group 10-12. Even though I do contests, I skate because it is fun and I really like sk8ing with my friends, and skating old school nights with Kirk and his friends. My favorite type of skating is bowl. I like it because I can do airs, grinds and makeup my own tricks. I also like half pipe/mini ramps, and a little vert. My favorite Omen board is the alien board size 8.0. I also like the human skull board, also 8.0 size. My sponsors are: Omen, Grom USA, BC Surf and Sport, and Ramp 48.

My name is Nathan Wellish, I’m from Apex North Carolina, and I’m 20 years old. I started skateboarding on and off at the age of three, but when I saw my first longboard edit in 2011 I immediately became obsessed with the sport. When I first started there were no good roads near me, and nobody in my area longboarded; so I got good at what I could, which was technical freeride. Then I went to college in the NC mountains and I was surrounded by beautiful roads where I quickly developed a love for fast freeride. In my eight years of downhill skating, I’ve made some of my favorite memories and some of my best friends and I don’t plan on slowing down.


Kurt Hurley

The fearless leader and designer of most of the OMEN boards has been skateboarding for 57 years. Kurt turned pro skating pools in 1977 for Turningpoint, Vans and Pepsi. In 1997 he was recruited to do downhill by the legendary Biker Sherlock, and skated in the only standup downhill even ever held in ESPN's X Games 1998. He also competed in street luge until 2004 including riding in NBC's Gravity Games as well as the Gorge Games of Oregon. Pools and parks are his passion now at the tender age of 62!



I am Jay Cronin, 34 year old illustrator and graphic designer based in the Houston, Texas area. As a self proclaimed life long skate culture and artwork enthusiast, he strives to continually improve and develop his unique illustration style to reflect his graphic art interests and inspiration from music influences. "I'm constantly surrounding myself with art and music for inspiration. That's always helped me push the boundaries of my own art and illustration. I'm looking forward to seeing where my artistic journey takes me, in the skate world and beyond because I'm always open to new opportunities and finding new ways to combine my interests and passion with my art and creativity."