Best of 2021: Don Irfan


Photo: Harry Deane.


The Don: Cardiff's very own Skater of the Year 2021. We wouldn't be doing our job properly if we didn't include this one! Don Irfan has definitely made his mark on the last 12 months; having emerged out of Cardiff's vortex-like surroundings of Bute Square, Don has managed to not only join the ranks of The National Skateboard Co., but he managed to bag himself a Push interview in Issue 4 of the mag, as well as winning best trick at the annual Cardiff Plaza Jam by switch frontside flipping the hefty kicker to kicker gap.

We've given today's quick-fire Best of 2021 reigns over to The Don, so you can see for yourself exactly what has caught his eye this year. Keep an eye out for The Don in 2022 as well; there's plenty more coming from the SOTY yet...


Skater of 2021: Kyle Wilson. Trick of 2021: Kyle Wilson’s switch heel at Southbank. Video part of 2021: Heitor Da Silva - Man of Das World

Song of 2021: Cari Kawan by Ichu

Favourite non-skating pastime of 2021: Cycling Event of 2021: The Cardiff Skateboard Club Christmas Party. Road trip of 2021: The National Skateboard Co.’s Tommy May pro surprise trip to Nottingham. That was the only trip I went on this year…

Skater to watch out for in 2022: Dee Collins

The thing you’re most looking forward to in 2022: Travelling, and more trips with homies, hopefully.



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