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 1997SKATEBOARDING:

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;

Organizer of the local skateboard events

  • 2013 Re:Fresh Skate contest, Maribor Slovenia;
  • 2014 Maribor ZA sk8park contest, Maribor Slovenia;


Professional snowboard judge (with 10 years of judging experience. Below just a few contests I judged lately):

  • Head Judge at Grand Prix; Copper (USA) 2013, 2014;
  • Head Judge at FIS World Championship; Quebec, Stoneham (CAN) 2013;
  • Head Judge at Red Bull Nanshan Open (CHN) TTR 5 star 2010, 2012, 2014;
  • Scoring Judge at DEW Tour; Breckenridge (USA) 2013, 2014;
  • Scoring Judge at Grand Prix; Copper (USA) 2014;
  • Scoring Judge at Winter Olympic Games; Sochi (RUS) 2014;


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