Ben Raybourn

The next generation of bowl rippers took over the Van Doren Invitational at the 2013 Vans US Open.
Renowned street artist Mike Giant painted a mural in a section of the bowl at the Van Doren Invitational, part of which read, "Vert Never Died." The skating of young riders Greyson Fletcher, Raven Tershy, and Ben Hatchell at the Van Doren Invitational, which was part of the US Open of Surfing, proved that vert is alive and better than ever. Fletcher, Tershy, and Hatchell were among the new generation of transition skaters who threw down in a big way at the contest. Fletcher, the son of aerial surf pioneer Christian Fletcher and the grandson of tow-in surf pioneer Herbie Fletcher, created his own piece of family history. Fletcher flew around like the bowl like he was possessed and finished in second place behind Hatchell. Tershy finished third.

They may also make you want to wear glasses.
Ben Raybourn is the latest skateboarder to be featured on Ride Channel's High Fived series, stomping five tricks and slapping a high-five. Raybourn has to be one of the fastest skaters out right now. So try to keep up with him as he slays everything from an abandoned skatepark to what looks to be the back of a construction truck.