Brian Kellner

South African skateboarder Brian Kellner by Robert Vente
South African skateboarder Brian Kellner by Robert Vente

Brian Kellner

Country of origin: South Africa

Living now: in Brighton

Age: 15 (in 1977, when this interview appeared in Skateboard magazine)

Normal skate place: Brighton’s Marina Wall

Equipment: Bennett and Tracker trucks, Simms Comp 2’s self-made freestyle board. For slalom, green

Kryps, Henry Hesters, Park- riders, Logan 4&5‘s G&S Cutaway deck with Full Tracks.

Prefers to skate: some slalom, otherwise, just  goofing around’

Other hobbies: Some surfing

Admires in the UK: Tim Levis. . . “I’ve seen all the guys and he’s got something the others haven’t”

Admires in the States: Jay Adams, Tony Alva, Lonnie Toft, Henry Hester.

“Over in South Africa there were only four really good skaters — and my brother, Steve, was one of them. Those guys could beat anyone in Britain.“

“Back home, when the police catch you skate-boarding, they treat you like a criminal, not like a kid who’s done something wrong.”

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  1. Just browsing the web for skating history and saw this post…. Steve Kellner used to ride for the Alpha Skateboard team here in South Africa, 1975,76′ I was the South African Open champion and part of the Alpha Team, Steve was just a grom but had huge potential…pass on my regards if the Kellners are still around.


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