Interview with Tony Miranda – Youth Flowboarder
FlowBlogger is excited to share a recent interview with Youth flowboarder Tony Miranda. Tony is an eleven year old rider from California who regularly rides both the FlowRider and the FlowBarrel! Tony is a veteran of the USA FLOW Tour and we expect to see great things from this guy in the future. We hope you enjoy!
Name: Tony Miranda
About You: I like to have fun and enjoy any sport that involves a board. My dad and I moved to San Diego in June of 2012 from Raleigh North Carolina. I love going to the beach and it’s only 30 minutes away!
Home Country: Born in Raleigh North Carolina
Current Location: Escondido, CA
Home Wave: WaveHouse San Diego
Flowboarding Specialty: Flowboard on the FlowRider and the Flowbarrel strapped and unstrapped.
Years Flowboarding: 2
Accomplishments: 360’s, ollies, shuvits, fakie big spins, caveman and deep shredding.
Other Sports / Hobbies: Skateboarding, surfing, learning to skimboard and playing soccer.
Social Media Pages:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/
FlowBlogger: Hi Tony. Thanks for meeting with us. You are one of the talented up and coming Youth riders on the flowboarding scene. We follow your “Tony’s Pipeline” social media pages and are impressed! Please tell us how you got started in this great sport.
TONY: I was skateboarding down the boardwalk and saw the wave machines in the WaveHouse and it looked like they would be fun to try.
FlowBlogger: You were able to compete on the FLOW Tour last year. Please tell us about it.
TONY: Yes, I took 4th in the juniors class at Drop Zone Waterpark and 1st in the youths class at WaveHouse San Diego.
FlowBlogger: What does Flowboarding mean to you?
TONY: It’s my favorite sport thats always fun and exciting and meeting new people from all over the world. I want to be the best in my class too.
FlowBlogger: Your dad Doug is well involved in your efforts. Please tell us about his involvement.
TONY: He encourages me, coaches me and maintains my social media sites.
FlowBlogger: What challenges have you faced to get to this point in your flowboarding career?
TONY: Just practice and the desire to be better.
FlowBlogger: When it comes to flowboarding, what keeps you motivated?
TONY: Just the fun of the sport.
FlowBlogger: How often do you practice?
TONY: Pretty much weekly.
FlowBlogger: You ride both the FlowRider and FlowBarrel on a regular basis. What comparisons do you have to share about them?
TONY: They both require two different styles of riding to learn. Also, when you go down in the barrel its like going into a washing machine on steroids compared to the Flowrider.
FlowBlogger: Please share an amazing memory you have from the sport.
TONY: The day Flowrider asked me if I would like to be a team rider.
FlowBlogger: What was the best flowboarding advice you were ever given?
TONY: How to do my Fakie Bigspins from Sean Silveira.
FlowBlogger: Where do you hope to see flowboarding five years from now?
TONY: Way more popular than it is today!
FlowBlogger: Do you have any advice for others who will see this?
TONY: Stay committed and never give up.
FlowBlogger: Tony, thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. Do you have any final comments to share?
TONY: Thank you for asking me. I would also like to say, if you have never tried flowboarding you need to grab a board and catch a wave, you’ll love it!