Poperinge, BE


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22 years old

Hi, my name is Axel Cruysberghs. My discipline is street skating. I was born on 12 October 1994 in Poperinge, Belgium. My philosophy of life is winning isn't everything. The most important person in my life is anyone involved with my life so far. My favourite music is The Black Keys, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Joy Division.


Axel Cruysberghs hails from Poperinge, west Belgium, where he started skating from an early age, tearing up the street in front of his house. He soon moved on to the local skatepark, where he quickly met like-minded skaters who constantly encouraged each other to push themselves.

In 2009, Axel took first places in both the street skate and mini-ramp events at the European Skateboarding Championships in Basel, Switzerland. In the last few years, more titles have been added to his collection, including his first place finishes at both the Clash contest in Germany and the AmsterDamn Am in Holland. He has held down long- running sponsorhsip deals with Volcom since early on in his career, a loyalty which is paying dividends in terms of his coverage.

But to Axel, life’s not all about winning. He still enjoys entering competitions and demos for the fun and the social aspects of a weekend away. Ironically, it is probably because of his laid-back attitude towards competition that he's ended up doing so well.

With insane footage both in the Volcom Japan tour and independent blockbuster Where We Come From, 2015 has been Axel's most barnstorming  to date, and it doesn't look like there is any let- up in sight!

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Axel Cruysberghs' '"Holy Stokes!" Over Stokes

This kid is an all-terrain animal, comfortable at any spot you put in front of him. Cheers to five minutes of raw destruction.

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On Wednesday July 1st, Volcom opened its skate obstacle, which will remain all summer long on the Esplanade du Port de l’Arsenal, Place de La Bastille in Paris. Opening pictures: Bastille Days Event: The afternoon started with the official opening by the Paris city council, with the presence of three Mayors of the surrounding districts, and then the spot got invaded by skateboarders, never minding the high temperatures (Europe is sweating under a record heat wave). Tons of goodies were given away at our DIY stations (tee shirt screening, hat customising and button making…) and in no time, everyone was hyped to watch the action unfold. Dustin Dollin, David Gonzalez, Eniz Fazliov, Axel Cruysberghs, Victor Pellegrin, Vincent Coupeau and Romain Covolan from the Volcom skate team put down a demo matching the heat! At the end of the demo the list of ABD’s of the spot got quite filled up with notably a switch fs 360 and a switch flip from Axel over the trash bin, some trademark crails from David, an alley oop fs 270 heelflip from Eniz and a a double flip by Victor… Right after this some of Paris big dogs entered into the mix during a “Trick 4 Trick” session organised by Electric, where the skaters had to land the same tricks that Electric team skaters David Gonzalez, Axel Cruysberghs and Sam Partaix were doing for cash. The day ended with music and drinks, but unfortunately without the planned live concert due to some tech problems, and the skateboarders took over the spot for a first of a long series of evening sessions. A big thank you to the city council of Paris for bringing this to skateboarding in Paris, Sterling Projects for such a rad design and finishing details, to Cosanostra skatepark, to Carlsberg for the refreshments, Snowbeach, Urban Surfers, Citadium, Hawaii Surf, Guillaume Perimony for the clip and Jelle Keppens for the photos. See you on Sunday July12th, starting at 19h for an instalment of photos from De Paris yearbook, music, refreshments and the screening of the video “Deuxième Vague”- Entry is free. #VolcomBastilleDays #TrueToThis

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Get ready for the "BigWest SouthDown" full edit that will be released on December 11th representing the Volcom Europe skate team while on their skate trip in America. With Axel Cruysberghs, Daan van der Linden, Harry Lintell, Alain Goikoetxea, Eniz Fazliov. Filming by Yves Marchon Photos by Jelle Keppens. See the full edit and photo story on December 11th here:

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