Jamie Foy: Career Timeline -  El Toro and More

Posted by Pedro Defino on Sep 30th 2019

Jamie Foy: Career Timeline - El Toro and More

It's an impossible feat for any skateboarder seeking to break the bureaucratic mold of professional skating, but one local boy did just that… in one year. If you been keeping up with IWS over the years, you know of him. He’s a blonde, stocky prodigy with a pink Island shirt and an approachable attitude. Who would have thought a skater from the flattest part of the world would wind up grinding El Toro and getting the cover of Thrasher first try.

WELCOME TO DEATHWISH (JANUARY 13, 2017)

At the beginning of this year, Jamie Foy put out a killer intro part to Deathwish Skateboards putting him in the top ranks of Amateur skating (a qualified position in which one must prove their worthiness with relentless video parts and magazine coverage before turning pro).

THRASHER'S KING OF THE ROAD (JUNE 9, 2017)

As Am, he spent two weeks with Thrasher's King of the Road on mainstream television through Viceland. This was a pivotal moment for Jamie which he took full advantage of and proved he’d be among the legendary skaters. He even won recognition from pro skateboarder Chad Muska and Thrasher’s over-lord, Jake Phelps. At the end of K.O.T.R, Jamie turned pro on June 28th, 2017. This was only warm up. What would later ensue is a prestigious title dedicated to the very few who’ve broken ground in the skateboarding world.

FIRST VIDEO PART AS PRO (NOV 6, 2017)

Continuing this timeline, Jamie and Jake Hayes share a 10-minute video for Deathwish Skateboards. In it includes a sneak peek for those soon to be voters for Skater of the year to base their decisions.

SKATER OF THE YEAR (DECEMBER 6, 2017)

Every year, top pros are nominated for Skater of the Year an award presented by Thrasher Magazine. However, uncommon for someone winning it the same year turning pro, it wasn’t surprising that Jamie Foy was a top contender. As Andrew Reynolds, owner of Baker Boys Distribution put it “[Jamie Foy] changed the game of how you skate round rails.”.

JAMIES TAKES BRONZE FOR XGAMES REAL STREET CONTEST (MAY 2019)

Jamie Foy won Thrasher Magazine's 2017 Skater of the Year award after a big debut on Thrasher's King of the Road and a jaw-dropping video part for Deathwish Skateboards. He's from Florida but now lives in California in a shared house with fellow Floridians Zion Wright and XG Minneapolis 2017 / 2018 SKB Park champ Alex Sorgente. The full-run contest format doesn't always play well with his go-big-or-go-home approach, but Foy is one of the best skaters in the game and he had a long amateur contest resume before turning pro for Deathwish in June 2017. Better known for his video part prowess, he took bronze in the X Games Real Street 2019 contest.

-XGames

 

THE CITY OF DEERFIELD BEACH DECLARES OCTOBER 2ND JAMIE FOY DAY

Deerfield Beach Declares Jami Foy Day (October 2018)

The City of Deerfield Beach, FL proclaimed October 2nd "Jamie Foy Day"! Congratulations Jamie, we're all so hyped for you!

-Deathwish Skateboards

PRO SHOE RELEASED WITH NEW BALANCE (JULY 2019)

Jamie Foy became an official rider for New Balance Numeric in October 2018 and released his first pro model with New Balance Numeric, the 306 just 9 months later. His shoe is now available in two colorways, “Black/White” and “Green/Red,” with both featuring a contrasting white vulcanized sole unit.

The 306 is built to withstand anything Jamie Foy can throw at them. As a result, the sneaker features a unique visible rubber underlay that reinforces the suede and mesh upper, a low profile vulcanized outsole for increased board feel and a custom molded EVA insole for comfort.

Take a look at Jamie Foy’s New Balance Numeric 306 and grab your's here at IslandWaterSports.com

 

SHOP JAMIE'S SET-UP

There is method to Jamie Foy’s skateboard setup madness. His ability to lock-in and sit on top of massive rails with easy is astonishing. Foy keeps it loose with a burly 8.5-inch Deathwish skateboard, 151 Thunder trucks, and size 54-millimeter Spitfire wheels. Get the full scoop behind Foy’s skateboard in his Setups video above.

-Dew Tour

 

WHAT'S NEXT?

It’s only the beginning for the 21-year-old. Jamie dropped a serious part with the cinematographer, Ty Evans, in a collective video titled The Flat Earth. In it includes footage of the unimaginable trick on El Toro and other footage from around the world alongside skaters such as Chase Webb, Michael Pulluzi, Carlos Iqui, and many more. Available for download on Itunes. He also contiues to put out new videos at an insane rate. See some below.

September 30, 2019 — Cheyne Cottrell