Hometown: Del Mar, CA
Sponsors: Element, Billabong, Nixon, Active, Thunder Trucks, Bones Wheels, Converse
Born and raised in southern California, Zach Miller is no stranger to the skateboarding scene. Zach started skating when he was 3 years old and first dropped in vert at the age of 9. Though, this feat is no surprise to most. Zach has skateboarding skills in his blood; his dad is legendary professional skateboarder Chris Miller.
Zach (nicknamed “Miller Lite”) cites his dad as one of his biggest influences and acknowledges how grateful he is for the opportunities he has because of his dad’s success. But it takes more than just good genes and a well known name to make a mark on the competitive skateboard scene. Zach has a passion for the sport that fuels his natural talent. Zach thrives in contests because he enjoys the challenge and their ability to help him progress as an athlete. But when it comes down to it, Zach’s main concern is always having fun and enjoying skateboarding in its natural setting.
Now 19 years old Zach has not only started to go head to head in friendly competition with his dad (the two recently battled in Bucky’s Backyard Bowl-B-Q), but he is also making his way up in the skateboard ranks. With so much raw talent in his veins and a pure love for the sport, Zach will be one to watch in the coming years.
- 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, King's Island, OH - Vert: 7th
- 2009 ASA Action Sports World Tour, Minneaplis, MN - Vert: 10th
Current city: Del Mar
Riding since: Age 4
Turned pro: 2009
Activities when not riding: Art, Surfing, Kickin it!
Worst injury: Tore my PCL twice in my right knee and MCL once in both knees
What's on your ipod: DJ Shadow, Pete Rock, CL Smooth, Phoenix, The Knife, Talib Kewli, and much much more
Wheels other than your skateboard: I have a MKV GTI, and a road bike
5 things you always travel with: sketch book, iPhone, laptop, extra board, too much clothing
Favorite city: Copenhagen
Favorite trick: anything simple, smooth and fast
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite movie: Talladega Nights, Big Lebowski, Old School, Avatar
Favorite TV show: I don't watch too much TV, Family Guy, South Park, Planet Earth
Favorite riders/skaters: Dennis Busenitz, Rune Glifburg, Alex Perlson, Lem Villemin, Bucky Lasek
Career highlight: I think either making finals and getting 7th in my 2nd Pro ASA contest, or qualifying for the Dew Tour, also the ALLI show on MTV2, those were all pretty cool.
Life highlight: Living my dream
Heroes: Bucky, Dad, Rune, the friends I get to skate with everyday who help push me