Derek Mabra and Lauren Andino are the warmhearted soulful individuals behind DL Skateboards. Derek and Lauren met in a music studio in Brooklyn, NY. They started playing music together and making custom handmade skateboards out of their retro styled truck acquired in New Hampshire, Derek's hometown. Derek is a furniture designer and Lauren goes to Law school. Each one of their boards is handmade from solid oak and no two boards are alike. If you want something custom, D & L will do it for you, just request it. The idea behind DL Skateboards is that its a functional piece of art, don't be afraid to use it.
I was really excited for the opportunity to meet and hang with them in Topanga, CA where they live. When we arrived, we got in the truck and headed to one of the steep streets in Topanga, despite Derek's injured knee from surfing, they were charging and shredding down the hill together. Check it out below...
Check out their music project, it's called Sun Colony.