Skateboarding's Biggest Family: The Shecklers

Ryan, Shane and Kane have skateboarding in their blood, and a sibling skate dynamic like no other.
By Josh T. Saunders

Deep behind the Orange Curtain, in the county’s southernmost beach town of San Clemente, the Sheckler family has established themselves as skateboarding heavies and cemented their places in a town’s already strong skate history. Ryan Sheckler was famous nearly out of the womb, and it’s like we’ve grown up with him as he went from a ripping California grom to an international skate superstar. Along the way, his little brothers made names for themselves as well, proving that the family skate gene pool runs deep, real deep.

The Sheckler name, whether attached to the eldest Ryan, the middle bro Shane or the young gun Kane, is a big one in skateboarding, and the sibling rivalry between these three is a big part of that. All three still call San Clemente home, and following them around when they’re all in town turns out to be the best way to witness the skill attached to the Sheckler surname.

San Clemente Skate Park
San Clemente Skate Park © Knack

What's above is the second episode in our series on skateboarding brothers, where we showcase what a sibling rivalry looks like on four wheels. We checked in with the Midlers last week in New York, and will round it out with a new episode next week to wrap up this look at brothers on boards.

Watch Below | "BROTHERS" Episode 1: The Midlers

Up next in “BROTHERS” are Felipe Gustavo and his brother Paulo. The Brazilian bros have made themselves at home in the Los Angeles skate scene, and they both are killing it thanks to the talent of the other. Catch it here at on Wednesday, Feb. 24.

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