435: Andy Kessler: GRANDMASTER of 108, Leave your thoughts and comments below.

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Feel free to express yourself , drop some memories or condolences in the comment section. If there is anything you would like to add do not hesitate to email me.



Here is a great video sent over by Juice Magazine there is a great segment were Andy talks about his work with Jim Murphy and Wounded Knee.

andy kessler montauk aug 14 2009

Celebrating the Life of Andy Kessler
Ditch Plains Beach, Montauk
August 14, 2009

Photo Michael Rovnyack, MJRPhoto.net

Special thanks to Irene Ching for this.

Andy Kessler

Andy Kessler Riverside Park, NYC 1979

Tom Groholski  Tony Squindo Andy  Kessler NYC

Tom Groholski, Glenn E. Freidman, and Any Kessler NYC 2008

Photo by Tony Squindo

Tom G interview juice Magazine

Andy Kessler Deathbowl to Downtown

Andy Kessler Deathbowl to Downtown

Andy Kessler Harry Jumongi Rodney Smith

The Kings of NY: Harry Jumonji, Rodney Smith and Andy Kessler

Photo Derek Rinaldi

10 thoughts on “435: Andy Kessler: GRANDMASTER of 108, Leave your thoughts and comments below.

  1. mark partain

    Andy was a good friend great skater and a super nice guy …. Kind of tripping ,
    he was way to young to go ! I look forward to seeing him again and you can bet there will be some insane stuff to skate in heaven !
    words cant explain how I feel ! RIP ANDY !

  2. chingsk8

    Once I received the msgs, my brain instantly shut down. It’s a dream and if I sleep and wake up, it won’t be true. First thought as I reached conciousness…No, no, no, this can’t be real. Some kinda dumb mistake. Then, the confirmations came…the truth. Stunned and paralyzed, I’m frozen. More tears flow as the reality sets in. I have no voice, cannot speak, throat is tight like a vise… just tears.
    A great spirit, funny as shit, bustin’ chops always, but with the biggest heart. I’ll always remember your skating and the sound of your back-to-back corner grinds. I just can’t wrap my head around not seeing you whenever our paths would cross. I cherish every memory, all the fun and laughs, love and friendship. We are all so indebted to you for all the skateparks that you made happen, pioneering the way for generations to follow. You’re a legend in my mind forever. I will miss you, my brother.

  3. Taylor

    Andy was a fantastic person. I’m pretty sure I met him at the Barn years ago – but I really got to know him when we started working on the skatepark that was built on the pier in lower Manhattan.

    I would bump into him in random spots – NYC or San Diego. The last time I saw him we skate the Coronado Skatepark in SD – he was shredding as always.

    I never knew of Andy’s past, until I watched the posted interview. To me he was a genuine, thoughtful, caring human being.

    I haven’t skated in a while – but last night I took the board out of the garage and cruised the bowls at the Chandler (AZ) Skatepark by my house as I tried to get my head around the news.


  4. Derek Rinaldi

    People like Andy Kessler don’t come around too often, but when they do, they usually are skateboarders. There’s something about the mark people make on you and others that leaves a lasting impression. Maybe it was the fact that he always seemed to be laughing, always seemed to be skating, or always seemed to be enjoying the company of others as much as they enjoyed his. Sometimes it’s the little things that stand out the most. Those are the things I’ll never forget and I’ll never forget Andy Kessler.

  5. Darren Menditto

    The skateboard world has lost a brother and true advocate. He was always smooth and will be missed by many.

  6. Pingback: 545: Asbury Park Pool Classic photo by Charles Samuels 1999: Andy Kessler, Bill Rogers, Tony ALva, bud baum, Tom Martyn, Bryan Lathrop « The House of Steam

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