Thrasher is a monthly skateboardingmagazine founded in 1981 by Kevin Thatcher, Eric Swenson, and Fausto Vitello. It regularly publishes articles (not limited to the skateboarding subject), skateboard photography, interviews with professional skateboarders, interviews with and reviews of musical groups, skatepark reviews, and miscellaneous oddities.
Since January 2006 the magazine is also published bimonthly in French language for francophone Europe.
Skater of the Year
The title of Skater of the Year is given out once a year by Thrasher magazine. The tradition was started in 1990 and has been one of the most respected awards in pro skateboarding. The title is bestowed to the skater who has received the most votes from Thrasher's readers. Chris Cole and Danny Way are the only two skaters to have won Skater Of The Year twice.