Greyson made this sick cover shot by Beach Brother Magazine last year (photo by Affif Bellakdar), and it looks like it also caught the attention of the people behind the Bright European Skateboard Awards because now it’s been nominated for Cover of the Year. Pretty sweet, right?
Did a quick little interview talking about my new Timmy Patterson board and Astrodeck traction pads.
My next interview will be about the psychoanalysis of the Zimbabwe mating rituals of hyenas. So stay tuned for that as well.
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
Hey, Dibi are you anti-establishment? - Mark Rowigan
Dibi: I’m for much smaller government, and more personal responsibility.
Out of all the guys, Herbie, christian, nathan & greyson who do you think is the best over all at the family business of Astro deck, surf, skate ECT… and why ? - Phil Knoke
Dibi: I’m a little confused, if you’re referring to Astrodeck the business, I’m the best, hands down, and they will all agree. If you’re asking who’s the best at surfing, skating, they’re all great in their own way, and I never compare them.
Hi Dibi, what would you think if your family was from Indiana?” Would you be gifted farmers to? Lmao! - Jake Hatched
Dibi: I assume so; we’re all pretty driven. I guess the guys would probably be on the NASCAR circuit or stunt flying or something else extreme.
Who is up next for a Dside Int? - Ryan Nolan
Dibi: Not sure, there’s quite a few interesting guys coming to town soon. I’ll see who stops by and go from there.
Hey Dibi! Who is your favorite surfer? Who is your favorite surfer as a PERSON? - Tim Reno
Dibi: Don’t have ONE in particular in both cases.
OK.. here’s one I’ve often wondered about.. two part question.. 1. Besides seagulls, do all birds poop in flight.. and 2. What percentage of the population has been birdie pooped on? I hope my questions are worthy of a response. Sincerely, Poopsie - Gloria Cribbes
Dibi: I’m sure if you’re that interested you can find out what you’re looking for with a thorough Google search. I honestly don’t give a shit.
Here’s mine, who has been you’re favorite person to interview and why? If you could interview anyone, would it be? - Alex Cobbs
Dibi: I’ve enjoyed interviewing each person while I was doing it, and found out something interesting about them that I hadn’t know before. I have a very long varied list and hopefully will keep adding to it.
Dibi, if Christian had a little girl named Gracin, do you think he would have spoiled her rotten? He seems like a WONDERFUL father to Greyson! - Gina Shannon
Dibi: Who knows, I’d just be guessing if I tried to answer. I’m sure he would have loved having a girl. I think most men do.
Hi Dibi. What has been the biggest personal shock of your life? & the biggest world related shock? - Andrew McGillohey
Dibi: There have been a lot of them, and each was horrific going through them, but with the advantage of hindsight, they are what’s taught me the most. I think 9/11 rates up there and as it was yesterday it was very much in the collective conscious.
when is christian gonnna fuck up slater haha - ross jasso
Dibi: They’re quite good friends and enjoy hassling each other immensely.
Did justin roberson really rip that hard? We here for a good time not a long time apply here for sure - Frank Eckhart
Dibi: He was quite a good surfer, and sadly it was over too soon.
Hey Dibi did you guys produce the The Next Invasion that skate dvd with Greyson like from 10 years ago or something? Do you guys sell it? - Isaiah Crowner
Dibi: No, we did not. I’m not sure where you could get a copy. Search YouTube, seems like everything’s there.
Wheres the Christian Fletcher progression surf contest in memory of Ry Anderson gonna be? Lets get Murdered!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Josh Hesson
Dibi: Don’t know, haven’t heard anything about it.
Hi Dibi. I really enjoyed your D-Side with Walter Hoffman, who I understand is your father. What a royal family indeed! Did you have family pressures and expectations to be a part of this surf industry to Walter being your father and Herbie being your husband? - Tiff Warren
Dibi: What do you think??? I really can’t say as I have nothing to compare my life to except my own experiences and it seemed wacky-normal to me.
hey dibi,whats your take on todays surf scene?how has it changed over the years,like how mainstream its become,and how would u prefer it to be for the next generation? - Kyle Aye
Dibi: I don’t have any choice as to how it’s going to be in the future. I can only do what I can do to help the future remember the past and try to interview all the cool people that have be involved.
Hey Dibi! Naming Christian after the worlds most famous mutineer ‘Fletcher Christian’ did you know he was a Pirate at birth? - Wes Makepeace
Dibi: He made it extremely obvious early on!
When you see your sons surf or Greyson skate are you critical and want them to do better or is it is what it is? Greyson is ripping hard btw! - Joe Henners
Dibi: I always want them to do their best. I advise them more on financial matters, and they all talk more tech among themselves.
What was Christians favorite baby food? I would like to know so I can raise a super human also. - John Winchester
Dibi: I made all the baby food. With the steamed veggies, I threw rice cereal in the blender and occasionally a drop of honey, and he slept great. Mashed avos for lunch, papaya for breakfast, etc. #homemadewithlovinghands
What were Herb’s Charms and idiosyncrasy’s what made you marry him and start the Tribe? i guess if you can roll all three into one it gives all a glimpse into that rich tapestry of your Clans…Aloha - Tyler Dirden
Dibi: Herb was honest, trustworthy, talented, caring, fun, and a great surfer!
What time do the surfers start? - Eric Legerton
Dibi; I guess that’s optional; Nathan surfs in the AM and so does CF, but Nathan’s AM is before 12PM, and CF’s is after. So I guess the answer is whenever it suits their particular preference.
Hi Dibi. I am a admirer and fan of Greyson. I love that he is with Flip. Can you ask him for me what made him ride with Flip? Thank you. - Amber Riley
Dibi: They were the perfect fit. He is very stoked to be on the team.
Are you open to having a reality show based on the Fletcher’s? It would make a killing! - Bryce Jones
Dibi: NO, NO, NO!!!
Hi Dibi, did you ever do any mellow activities with Christian and Nathan when they were kids? Or was it full bore, full core all the time? - Craig Amhardt
Dibi: We did all the things every family does together. Bedtime stories, Christmas, trips to grandparents. The usual… what might have been unusual in that time was my dad did all the fun things that the guys do now so they had an early start.
Dibi tell Christian and Bones and Nathan and Woodcock to get Greyson in and reform Bloodshot! Round 2! - Pistol Pete
Dibi: Way too late and too many seperate paths to ever have that as a reality.
jet ski. waimea. remember. did you blow a green to enjoy a day like that. great - Fernando Jose Silva Ramos
Dibi: I assume that you are referring to Herb’s epic jet ski ride at Waimea. Never seen anything like it since.
What did you think of that letter Jeff Booth wrote a long time ago? What do you think of it now? Did you ever understand the reason behind what he wrote and the others signed? - Scott Attrein
Dibi: I thought it was stupid at the time, and I’m sure he’s regretted it. Times were different then and most people don’t like change and fight to keep the status quo - how ever stifling that might be.
Should nun-chucks be legalized? - Trenton Damian Manson
Dibi: I didn’t know they were illegal, as I have never used them. I’m sorry to say I haven’t given the question much thought. I’d have to study it more thoroughly to give an opinion.
Hey Dibi, what’s it like being married and raising pro surfers along with Greyson? Sounds like a fun family haha - Luke Styron
Dibi: I don’t know any different, it’s the life I have. Some of it’s fantastically fun, some is hard as hell. But one thing: it’s never boring.
What is something you would never do in a billion years? - Wayne Rutherford
Dibi: Hard to say, as everything depends on circumstances. There’s plenty of things I do presently I never would have thought I’d be doing.
on one of my favorite shows “John from Cincinnati” what happened to Shawnie Yost on the last episode? where did John take him? lol. I had to ask because I love the show and it bums me out to no end the way it ended - Jason Castiglioni
Dibi: I have no idea, and could care less.
Hi Dibi:) Does Wally still Steer his 4 man Canoe,when they surf is Up?? - Nohea Rochlen
Dibi: Yes girl, four of them were out the other day, average age 80, with Wally steering.
How many jetskis did herbie destroy in his first year at pipeline - Josh Evenson
Dibi:He managed to keep his jet ski going for quite some time. We couldn’t afford another, so you learn to take care of the toys you’ve got.
Hey dibi what was it like when christian and nathan were kids - Matt Soriano
Dibi: It was great! We had the best time, got to travel, go to the beach, have so much fun. I don’t think you could do it today. There’s so many frickin’ rules, laws, people. It’s not the same.
Questions are left as written. That being said, some of you need to learn how to use Spell Check! - CF
hey dibi, what is your take on nonviolent offenders in prison?people in prison for pot possesion.what can we do to persuade congress to reconsider to instead make programs for nonviolent drug offenders rather than send them off to prison.1 in 4 people are in prison for a nonviolent crime.what would you do,if you had the power,to make a safe alternative for nonviolent offenders? - Kyle Aye
Dibi: I think the system is completely broken. The war on drugs a complete bust. Take a look at Mexico. I’m afraid I’m not qualified to make a rash statement on how to fix it, as everything seems to come with huge unintended consequences and I really haven’t studied the situation in depth enough to give an educated answer.
What was it like to raise two complete badasses? - Cliff McCrary
Dibi: Life with the boys has been a challenge, a pleasure, a million laughs, nail biting, and an extravaganza!
Hey there Dibi, what are some accomplishments outside of surfing that you are proud of with Christian and Nathan? - John Raleigh
Dibi: Surfing is what they do - not who they are - I’m very proud of who they are as men.
Who has the LAST Word??? - Nohea Rochlen
Dibi: That’s funny, I suppose it depends on the situation, but I would always hope it’s the one with the best idea.
Real Bacon or turkey bacon ? - Dave Winfield
Dibi: I don’t eat either, so I would suppose it’s the one you like the best.
Come on Dibi, give us something to chomp on. What’s something about Christian that we’d be pleasantly surprised to know about? Does he help little old ladies across the street? Does he cook breakfast for you? There’s gotta be something anti-Christian that’s actually very very Christian! Lmao! - Phil Creager
Dibi: He’s great with little old ladies and always says that manners are free and is always surprised that more people don’t have them.
So Christian is the King of Airs and Nathan’s made his mark with the raddest craziest tube ever. What can we expect from Greyson? A 10 minute flight into orbit as he flies from one ramp to another? - Tim Huett
Dibi: Wow, that sounds pretty cool. My hope for him is that he gets to be and do whatever’s best for him.
Nathan is a fucking beast!!! Way deserved at the Billabong XXL!!! Do you Dibi think he will ever top that monster wave? Does he? - Clark Nesmith
Dibi: Hard to say; that was the swell of a lifetime. So I guess a lot would depend on nature, and that’s certainly unpredictable.
What is a fond childhood memory with the Great Walter Hoffman? - Bill J. Kemp
Dibi: I remember driving on PCH in the green Chevy station wagon, checking the surf until we finally parked, and walking through the jungle to get to Trestles and spend the day. It was a great way to spend a childhood.
did you ever come up with nicknames for christian and nathan that they are ashamed of? - Fernanda Albuquerque
Dibi: I don’t think so. I think they’re pretty good with the childhood stuff. I believe they both feel that they’ve been extremely fortunate.
Were there early signs of Nathan’s bravado as a child that you witnessed? - Marc Stinson
Dibi: Nathan always did everything with Christian, who was five years older, so he pushed himself to really excel at an early age just to keep up.
Hi Dibi. So has Herbie ever used wax? He-he-he - Kiaela Nishei
Dibi: I’m sure before he made Astrodeck (back in the dark ages of surfing) he probably used wax.
Dibi your artwork is amazing. Christian posts up photos now and then and it’s no wonder he is the way he is with such a creative person for a mother! Is Christian an artist in his own right? - Lindsey Nance
Dibi: Most definitely. I always thought as a surfer he was the first abstract expressionist.
Hi Dibi! What are Christian and Nathan and Herbie’s favorite foods? What is your favorite dish? - Christina Straye
Dibi: i’m really not sure what the guys favorite food is anymore. Mine is spinach salad. Boring, huh??
Man I can’t get an answer out of Christian so maybe you can help dibi?? Will you guys ever release Tweak Freaks on DVD???? BEST SURF MOVIE EVER! - Peter Lindstrom
Dibi: No, it’s not worth it, sorry to say. It’s expensive to have it reformatted and as soon as one person buys it, it’s instantly on YouTube, so it just becomes an out of pocket expense and business is very tough, so I can’t afford to make one mistake. But, it’s always nice to hear someone likes our work, thanks!
I remember the Interview Magazine interview and photos. Did the Fletcher Family ever have a feature in Rolling Stone or GQ? - David Wahl
Dibi: No, we’ve been in a lot of random nonsurf publications, but not the ones you’ve mentioned. But, who knows what’s around the corner?
Was there ever a declaration from either CF or NF that they would be pro surfers or was this just a gradual assumption that they would be? - Matt Wilson
Dibi: No, never. They just grew into it naturally.
Damn Dibi! Nathan looks like that actor Benicio Del Toro. He ever get that from anyone or am I totally high? - Steven Ross
Dibi: I’ve always thought there was a resemblance myself, so I suppose we’re both high.
Do you think professional athelets get pay to much and if surfing was in league of basketball and getting paid would you still think they are or aren’t getting pay too much? - Libretto De la Rosa
Dibi: Surfers don’t get paid anything like basketball players, and I can’t say what they should be paid. I’m a capitalist and I guess the correct answer is whatever the market will bear.
Axfuxx, Absolut, Bloodshot, Mutilage, Fletcher, etc. Are Nathan & Christian still playing music? By themselves or with other bands? - Jim Brougham
Dibi: Nathan still plays for personal enjoyment, Christian has been spending a lot of time recently working with a friend on custom bikes.
Is that Nathan Fletcher Facebook Fan Page legit? Or is it a fake? Do you know Dibi? - Kevin Ferguson
Dibi: Yes, it is legit.
Dibi you look so wonderful and amazing! Is it good genes, good health and exercise, the fountain of youth? Kudos my lady! Keep up all the great work – I love reading your posts! - Nate Schaffer
Dibi: Thanks, that’s very nice, I appreciate it.
Have you made a art piece that exemplifies your two sons, and what does it mean to you?,more like a feeling… love you all. XOXO. I believe any question must include her art;) also any abstract realizations of her offspring …insight from mother to boys - Melody Miller
Dibi: I’ve done many paintings of the boys in the past, and during the process it did give me a lot of time to think about them which I think was really terrific. I don’t have as much time to paint now, I do a lot of writing and that seems to be very satisfying for the present.
Should the mentally ill smoke weed? - Eric Trench
Dibi: I don’t know, maybe it would be a real buzz kill for them.
Why does kiteboarding get a bad rap? Did Herb ever Kiteboard? - Scott Werner
Dibi: I don’t know why it would get a bad rap, I think it would be hard as hell and fun as heck. Herb never had the opportunity, but I’m sure he’d love it.
Congrats to Greyson for making it on to the Flip Team. Is this his first board sponsor? Find that really hard to believe! Is he riding for any kicks company? - Randy Westheff
Dibi: He’s had other sponsors in the past, but he’s really become serious in the last couple of years and I think Flip is a great fit.
So the rumors are true. Yeah, after some interest from other companies, Greyson finally decided to sign with Flip Skateboards. He’s so stoked and I couldn’t be any more happier for him. Greyson’s super charged to be able to ride with some of his favorite skaters like Arto, Geoff, Rune, Lance… shit, so many people. Their roster is sick. Greyson now also rides for Analog Clothing and Gravis Shoes as well. And, don’t forget, he’s still the original Astroboy over here at Astrodeck, too.
The day Flip officially announced Greyson on their team, was the qualifying run for the Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party. Greyson did really well on that. Placed 6th overall. Not to sound like I’m all bragging - And so fucking what if I am? - but the kid had the smoothest frontside grinds and caught so much air. High definition for sure. Saturday was the Final and he didn’t do as well then, but he was definitely a crowd favorite and a lot of eyes were on him. I think Greyson leaves a positive impression on all those who witness him skating. Yeah. I said it.
Although the long blond hair is now replaced with a pillaging Viking’s helmet, this shirt is a homage spin-off to the original CF logo shirt. It’s now been 20 years, and you know what? I’m still here! A classic homage with a modern toxic twist. This is a special, limited edition shirt and I literally only have twenty in stock. That’s 10 in large and 10 in x-large. So order yours now ’cause there’s not waiting for tomorrow.
- Special Limited Edition Christian Fletcher T-Shirt
- “20 Years Later”
- Color: Black