Dylan Rieder, the professional skateboarder known for his effortless style and powerful approach, has died after a battle with cancer.
Rieder grew up in Westminster, California and by the early 2000’s was a standout amateur, riding then for Birdhouse and Osiris.
Beyond accruing accolades over video part after video part throughout his career, Rieder developed relationships with a handful of professional surfers over the years.
He, Chippa Wilson, and Nathan Fletcher all rode for Analog before their skate and surf programs folded. Rieder was also known for the multiple iterations of Monster Children’s Team Average – trips-slash-video projects that pitted well-knowns in surf with well-knowns in skate for the hell of it.
Social media has been awash with thoughts of disbelief. In an article on Transworld Skateboarding, the author writes, “It’s hard to believe even typing this—we lost one of the best to ever step on a skateboard today.”
Friends of Rieder have already begun to share the news. “Greatest of all time. RIP Dylan,” said Keith Hufnagel on Instagram.
Our thoughts go out to Dylan’s friends and family during this difficult time. In a press release obtained by The Ride Channel, His family asks that in lieu of flowers, that those wishing send donations to Dr. Stephen Forman, an international expert in leukemia, lymphoma and bone marrow transplantation, in his name.