Last fall in LA, I had the chance to work as a Production Assistant on the “Notorious” shoot for Arnette. The shoot was shot by Tim Tadder, a professional photographer who resides in Carlsbad, and the rest of the work was taken on by the Onit Production team (including me.) The “Notorious” collection was launched by Arnette in October of 2008 with a bad ass bash in Sydney, Australia. I’m pretty sure it was a smashing event considering the talent and Snoop Dogg hosting. The “Notorious” collection ads, which we were shooting, featured 7 different Action Sports athletes. I definitely had starry eyes when Surfers Jamie O’Brien and Timmy Reyes showed up. Then, Matt Manzari and Randall Harris made an appearance, two of the top Wakeboarders in the country. I decided to take it apon myself to do a little research on Randall, the tatted up SoCal resident . Here is what I found…
Randall was born in Waco, TX.
Randall grew up skateboarding, but started hitting the water at age 12.
Randall’s nickname is “The Vandall.”
Randall is sponsored by Malibu boats, Quiksilver, Arnette, Company Wakeboards and Rockstar.
Randall is known for his big moves, big air and big… haha just kidding.
Randall currently resides near Huntington Beach, CA. Quiksilver reported on June 5, 2009 that Randall and his crew, aka the West Side Riders (WSR) have a new residency in a private community ’round those parts. Jealous?
Randall has won such awards as the ”2007 Rider of the Year” from Alliance Magazine and “Best Wake Rider” from Wakeboarding Magazine.
He has a twitter account: ThisizVandall
In January of this year, Randall joined the Axis Wake Research team. Which leads me to the following video:
The Axis Team introduced the new Axis 22 boat on Lake Elsinore on February 20, 2009 with “The Vandall” as the lucky guinea pig. I just spotted this video at alliancewake.com and thought it was pretty cool. The boat can fit up to 13 people, has a Wakebox 900 Ballast system, and is pretty snazzy to say the least. Maybe we will see “Randall The Vandall” out in SD with his new Axis. One can only hope he has a few extra spots.