Embassy Skateboards is the brain child of Skateboard Legend John “TEX” Gibson and Bark Hard band mate Lee Leal. John was the first Texas pro skateboarder EVER. John’s career expands through four decades. In 2009, YES TEN YEARS AGO during a recession, Tex & Lee, along with the blessing’s from their wives launched their own Skateboard Company to continue the legacy where it left off.
Embassy Ambassador’s include 80's vert pro's Ken Fillion, Craig Johnson, Todd Prince, Henry Gutierrez, Dave Duncan, Surf Legend Christian Fletcher, Bill Danforth, Darren Navarrette, Pat Black, Allen Midgette, Rodney Mead and Dave Reul are among the OG Legends. The roster includes from Texas “Captain Gnar Gnar” Ben Johnson, Ivan Rodriguez, Taylor Bray, Cody repping the girls is Kat Folsom from Folsom California. She is part of the LEGENDARY "N-MEN" crew that reigns in NorCal. Kat is married to Roger Folsom old school NorCal ripper. There’s a lot of History embedded into the EMBASSY brand.
Collin Graham, and a slew of others round off the Embassy Virginia Beach chapter. Nathan Midgette (Allen’s son), Ronnie O’Neal, Jason Gutierrez (Henry’s nephew, Glen’s son) and Ronan Livingston round off the “Fork Crew” East Coast vibe.
Embassy launched in Feb. of 2009 with 7 different shapes and 4 different graphics. Shane Munce’s artwork has emerged as a staple in the Embassy style of art.
From old-school to new-school, Embassy promises to keep the core of skateboarding alive. No compromising here. Accept NO substitution's!! If you don't like it, there’s plenty out there to choose from.
Otherwise, we live by what we stand for. RIDE WITH PRIDE!!!
Our MISSION Statement is simple. Continue the TEXAS Brand “SKATE TUFF” attitude in skateboarding, develop new talent and create a new history for generations to follow.
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