Afternoons by the villa pool lead to some banter about a Thursday evening session at Pretty Poison for the Santa Cruz party.

It was only 4 pm so we hit Pretty Poison to shred the skate pool by ourselves with a few 'tangs and a local crew of hot imports including Raluca @elana_ralu Eva Kandra @evakandra Ryan @horsedungavenue and Alex Jackson @vegantinderlord.

We got hooked up to shoot and skate the latest gear from Santa Cruz Australia so it was a pretty sick afternoon watching the pink sun go down over the cane fields while we skated the bowl and got psyched on a wild Canggu night.

Then the Vegan Tinder Lord himself dropped the bomb that it was actually his birthday and well... all hell broke loose following that call.

This is the calm before the storm...

Alex @vegantinderlord shreds around Eva @evakandra | Santa Cruz Australia @santacruzoz @santacruz_womens | @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Alex Jackson aka @vegandtinderlord announces the trashing of his vegan body in celebration of his day of birth // Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Raluca @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Eva @evakandra and Raluca @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Alex shreds the afternoon glow @prettypoison__ | @santacruzoz | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Ryans personal session @horsedungavenue | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Ryans hand jive | @santacruzoz @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Eva | @santacruz_womens | Photo @remygbernhardt

This is Eva's town @evakandra for @santacruzoz | @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Raluca @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Raluca - Santa Cruz @santacruz_womens @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Coope @coopsfrootloops

Afternoon glow coming on strong | Eva, Alex, Raluca - Santa Cruz X Pretty Poison | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

@vegantinderlord got love in his eyes @prettypoison__ | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Raluca @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Eva Kandra @evakandra | @prettypoison__ for @santacruz_womens | Photo @remygbernhardt

Alex shreds Pretty Poison | @vegantinderlord for @santacruzoz | Photo Dennis Arthur @dennisvrthur

Raluca @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Da girl with the most attitude wins | @evakandra for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Alex and Eva - almost biblical | Santa Cruz X Pretty Poison | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Raluca is Pretty Poison | @elena_ralu for @santacruz_womens | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

Alex and Ryan - lords of Pretty Poison | Santa Cruz X Pretty Poison | Photo Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops

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Crew // Raluca @elana_ralu Eva @evakandra Alex @vegantinderlord Ryan @horsedungavenue
Clothes and skateboards // Santa Cruz Australia @santacruzoz @santacruz_womens
Location // Pretty Poison @prettypoison__
Photography // Nick Cooper @coopsfrootloops
Styling // Remy Bernhardt @remygbernhardt
HMU // @littleleyah
Producer // Jon Laurenson @summersite @preyforthejon