John Weatherley: Contender

Published in Whitelines Magazine Issue 88,  January 2010

John Weatherley, Photo by: Sam Mellish

Hometown: Chester

Sponsors: Westbeach, Advita, Transform Gloves, Santa Cruz, Hoven Vision, BSA

I was born a Bruce Forsythe lookalike on the front row of the corkscrew at Alton Towers . In actual fact, I’m still a bit of a screw up ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! When I was a kid, I used to think that having an oversized chin was the path to wealth and wisdom , but it wasn’t til much later that I realised i was right. I used to be a bit of a jock at school, and I always looked up to the PE teacher. If it hadn’t been for Jono Verity’s barnet I probably would have never got into snowboarding. I’m glad I did though, because now I have ginger dreadlocks too. My favourite place to put my nose is right up Ed Gunn’s arse and my favourite person to sing karaoke with with is shorty . I know that life’s not perfect, because if it was I’d have a bigger chin that looked like Jimmy Hill’s_ and a whole heap of Ferrero Rocher balanced on my protruding jaw line. That’s all you need to know really.

John Weatherley, Photo by: Sam Mellish


Back one or cab nine? Back none

Rooster tail or street rail? Street rail

Nico Muller or Nico Droz? Nico Droz

Hip-hop or rock n’ roll? Both, but not together

Beer or spliff? Both, together!

Arsehole on your forehead or penises for fi ngers? Well according to some people I’m a dick head so an arsehole on the forehead may be a nicer change. Plus I’d be able to cover it up with my fringe. Having said that, I’ve already got one on my chin. So I’d probably have the willy fingers.

THANK YOUS: Ian Staton at one love of board sports and Advita, Sue Garlick at westbeach, Tom Kingsnorth at Transform Gloves, Tom Percival at Hoven Vision, Chris Shiner at Santa Cruz, FX at Advita, Lynsey Ashdown, Whitespace Crew, mum and dad, Sam Melish, James North, James Bryant, Mark Harris, the snowdome crew, the people of Mayrhofen, Westbeach crew, Homies crew and KIGHTLEY! Killin It!


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