We were shocked to hear the recent news that Mark Waters had lost a 30+ day battle with COVID-19. Mark was a core member of the skateboarding industry, rooted back to the 1980’s spanning Thrasher to Sole Tech and helping put together countless events (including the first ever éS game of S.K.A.T.E. here in NYC). Most recently, he was going to manage the mens USA Olympic Skateboard Team and held the position of Executive Director for the IASC.

Back in 2011 we had a chance to meet Mark and interview him when he was working on the Maloof Money Cup contest. We never got a chance to put out the full interview but here’s the unedited version showing what a nice guy he really was. Our condolences to Mark’s family and friends. If you would like to support Mark’s family through this difficult time please help by donating here.

Wear your masks, keep your distance and please stay healthy everyone!