Iztok Sumatic

iztok sumatic

I was born in 1976 in Maribor, Slovenia. I fell in love with skateboarding in 1989 after seeing movie Trashin’. Luckily my aunt went to USA that year and brought me a Valterra skateboard. Since then skateboarding defined my life and my character. It gave me bunch of good friends at home and around the world. It gave me Fugazi, Beastie Boys, Bad Religion, Primus and plenty more. Since there was no way I could become a pro I started earning a buck by selling skate and snowboard stuff, which my friend (and the best Slovenian skater) Marko Jazbinsek was smuggling from Italy. When the wild era was over I became a skateshop manager in my hometown for almost 3 years. After that I worked as a Snowboard coach for 18 years. Nowadays I still enjoy skating, snowboarding, and working in the action sports on various fileds such as emceeing, organizing, judging, riding, filming, taking pictures, athlete management, partying… you name it I got it… I am like Macgyver dude ;)

  • 2000 - 2003 Manager of a skateshop Madness in Maribor;
  • 2006 – 2009 Manager of a Snowboard School Pohorje and a Freestyle Snowboard Coach;
  • 2009 – 2013 Snowboard coach of National Junior Slovenian Slopestyle Team;
  • 2011 – 2014 Skateboarding Team Manager for burn energy drink Slovenia;
  • 2014 Web Content and Event Manager for Snowpark Rogla (Creating posts, short stories and (pictures and short videos) regarding Funpark Rogla's activities as well as events such as Freestyle Week);

ollie bike 1997

Skateboarding judge

1998 – 2014 judging the local events in Slovenia;
2012 – 2013 Head Judge of International skate events Roll to Sarajevo Soul in Bosnia;
2014 Head Judge of the Electric Castle Burn Skate Jam Session, Romania;
2015, 2016 Head Judge at Grand Prix Beroun World Cup, Beroun CZE
2016, 2017 Head Judge at Far and High World Cup, Paris FRA;
2017 Scoring judge at Baltic Games World Cup, Gdansk POL;
2017 Scoring judge at RTM World Cup, Rotterdam NED;

Organizer of the local skateboard events

2013 Re:Fresh Skate contest, Maribor Slovenia;
2014 Maribor ZA sk8park contest, Maribor Slovenia;
2015, 2016, 2017 PIK Your Line, Maribor Slovenia;
2015, 2016, 2017 Rush(e) Skate Contest Ruse Slovenia;

Organizer of the World Cup skateboard events

2016, 2017 Green Anger World Cup, Graz Austria;
2017 RTM World Cup, Rotterdam Holland;