If Gilbert Crockett, Raymond Molinar, and Danny Garcia all got together and had a baby, Alex Schmidt would be the result. From his style to his trick selection to his spots, Alex’s photos and video parts tend to be pretty unique and always rad. Not long ago he was just a kid on the come-up living in the Encinitas area, skating the sandy streets of Leucadia like they were the rugged downtown streets of a big city. Who would’ve thought that years later he’d be living in LA with Gilbert Crockett and making a name for himself in the skateboarding world? We’re stoked to present you with this Contenders featuring Alex Schmidt, and even more stoked to release his exclusive video part come Monday.