Noa Deane, captured within the crunchy grains of film. Photo by Matt O'Brien
My Style with Noa Deane, 17, Coolangatta..
Even on first glance you will love Noa Deane. Kid’s affable, artsy, skates for fun, has a bowl cut and makes surfing look as fun as you know it can be. So dial into his style! Have a read!
Shoes: Vans Old Skools. I like how wide they are and that my foot actually fits in them, ‘cause I have ugly, wide feet. Which is actually okay for my surfing. They’re good to skate in, too. Which I’m not any good at, but I’m into it. I ride a Krooked double-kick. It’s 8.25, which is pretty wide, but I’m a size 12 foot.
Skating: Fun little stuff. A coupla little ledges and some little quarters. I love mini-parks. I don’t mind a rail here and there, either, just a flat-bar. I mostly just do backside boardslides. I can’t do lipslides and frontboards are sketchy. You gotta be over your board and committed. I can’t do any grinds. I so badly wanna do a smith, or a feeble, but I just can’t. Front feebles might be the best-looking trick ever. Or, salad grinds.
Clothes: I like pants, not jeans. Like, chinos. I like wearing collared shirts sometimes, but just low-key ones. I don’t wanna try and look like I’m rich or anything, y’know.
Hair: I’ve semi got a bowl-cut right now. I cut it myself at the front then my girlfriend fixed the back. It’s pretty funny, I think.
Party: I don’t care about party setting at all. I really just like it when you can talk with people. No one raging or anything. Just more social than anything, everyone just hanging out, talking and having a good time. If you’re dancing forever, your legs are gonna get tired, aren’t they?
Art: I like using acrylic paint on canvas. I’m not good or anything, but I like painting abstract s***. The other day I painted a little black circle with stuff inside it. I like Alex Olsen’s collages. Have you seen those? They’re f****** sick. And Jean-Michel Basquiat. I like his stuff a lot.
Camera: I’ve got a few, but my favourite is a Canon Snappy. I take photos of anything really, but I like architecture and some landscape. I also like portraits, too. Photos of people can be so good.
Music: I like Nirvana. Grunge, for sure. I listen to the Misfits, too. Then, I like some older stuff, like Neil Young – my mum got me into that. I still like some new stuff though. Like, the Black Keys are pretty cool.
Girl: Well, my girlfriend has brown hair and blue eyes. I don’t know if I really have a style of girl, so long as they’re cool. Just, ah, not weird.
Food: Pub food. And pies! At the pub, I get either the $10 roast or the steak. Or, chicken parmy.
Car: I don’t have a car yet. Or a licence. I’m going to get it this week, actually. But, I have been saying that for months.
Phone: I’ve got an iPhone 4, right now, but it’s smashed. I was on the phone to someone at the Australian Open, Manly, and it just slipped out of my hand. It still works, though.
Cologne: Sometimes. I have French Connection UK. My girlfriend loves it. I mostly just wear it if we’re going out to dinner or something, which makes her happy.
Film: I like anything, really. I watched Trash Humpers the other day. That was sick, but it’s f*****-up and weird. I like watching older movies and weird ones. I hate High School Musical.
Y’all now know that Noa is stylish outside of the water, right? Well watch this here video – it will show you that he also has precious steeze in the soup! What a mix in his surfing, vicious carves and loopy aerials? Is there a better combo? We enjoyed this clip, and you will too! Dive on in!