Interview with Jacques Fourie
Photos by Julius Toyryla
In the interview with Antony, he said: ‘Zamani is working on a collaboration with Jacques, a super creative skateboarder from South Africa who is always here with us.’ Can you tell us who you are and how you got involved with Zamani and the broader skateboard community in Kenya?
I am an aging skateboarder from South Africa. I got involved with Zamani and the skate community in Kenya, because they are a rad group of people. I appreciate the friendships I have developed and the opportunity to participate in a creative project with Antony and Adam.
What are the things you are working on with Zamani?
We are filming an edit and putting together a zine with Taste Fury from South Africa.
How much longer you think until we see Kenyan board company?
Soon. The local economy is growing, the skate community is innovative, and ideas are gathering momentum. What is the biggest challenge for the SB community Kenya from your perspective? I can’t answer for anyone else, less for the skate community as a whole. But, I think access to quality skate equipment and a free and easily accessible public skatepark is key.
‘The local economy is growing, the skate community is innovative, and ideas are gathering momentum.’
What did you like most during your trips to in Kenya?
Skateboarding, the tropical coastline, ecological diversity, and wildlife.
I have seen some posts from you out of Thailand along with a photo
book that you put together. From Kenya to Thailand does not seem the
obvious choice for some people.
Last question: If you could interview a person, who would it be and why?
David Chalmers, because of the turtles going all the way down.