Austin Howells

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Austin Howells
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Austin Howells
Native Name

Austin M. Howells
Pronunciation “HOW-WOOLS”
Nickname “Auzzie”
Division Amateur
Nationality Flag of the United States.png American
Gender Male
Home Town Daytona Beach, FL
Stance Regular
Pushing Method Regular Push
Born 1996
Skating Since 2001
Sponsors None

Austin Howells is a Florida Native American freestyle skater. Austin first picked up a skateboard at the age of 5,

“Skating has been a part of my life from as young as I could remember. When I was about 3 years old or so, my dad would take me and my brothers to the skatepark to watch him skate. I first picked up a board when I was 5. I tried a “Pop Shuv-it”, fell, and busted my knee pretty good. I didn’t pick that board up again for about another 2 years. When I was 7, I tried it again, busted my knee just the same as the first time, but got back up and tried again and got it. I learned about 5 or 6 new tricks that day and took off from there. I skated street and Freestyle.“

“Before going to the skatepark my dad would always play old skate videos to get us pumped up to skate, Freestyle has always stuck out to me in the videos. I always rewinded the VHS tapes to watch and see how they did their tricks. But specifically, Per Welinder’s part in Powell Peralta’s “Ban This” is what got me into freestyle and inspired me to keep learning.”

“I eventually fell off from skateboarding since all my friends quit. I tried out BMX street riding for a few years until I joined the military. But I came across Decomposed Skateboards in 2017 and set up my first freestyle board. It feels amazing that I found my way back to Freestyle. Though I feel It never truly left me, it was just a test of time given to find myself.”

Austin Howells (Circa 2006)