Paul Rodriguez was born in Tarzana, California on December 31, 1984. Paul began skating in 1996 and was a natural from the start, outshining his peers in magazines and videos as a 14-year-old. As a teenager, Paul was skating so well, some of the most seasoned pros began looking up to him, and his progression only continued. In 2002, Paul turned pro and won Transworld‘s Rookie of the Year. Paul has been the golden child of street skateboarding, of sorts, and has been made the face of Nike SB. He’s most notable for his amazing switch skills making him one of the few skaters who can perform just about any trick, off any obstacle, switch! Paul was able to claim his first win at Street League in 2012, and then another in 2013 at the Portland stop. Recently, Paul has made a huge transition leaving the Plan B team and creating his own skateboard company, Primitive Skateboarding, with hope to change the industry standards and improve the lives of both professional skateboarders and the core fans. With these progressive changes, and taking 3rd overall in 2013 SLS, you can expect Paul to be as on-point as ever going into the 2014 tour, looking to stack a few more Street League wins and maybe even a Championship victory. With a list of accomplishments as long as Paul’s, those may be the last things missing.