|Al Brunelle at Santa Clarita Skatepark|
Al Brunelle is coming from Colorado. He grew up skateboarding with Pennsylvania transplant and vert rider Glenn Charnoski and some of the other Colorado vert crews. They taught Al the basics and took him skating to parks and contests all over the state. Al began competing early on and won a large number of contests due to his consistency, radical skating and gnarly trick selection. He moved to California in the fall of 2011 and was quickly linked up with a steady crew of pool and bowl riders. Entering the Vans Am Tech in January of 2012, Al destroyed and ended up in 2nd place with a bloody and well-deserved spot on the podium. He subsequently won the Venice contest shortly after. He is living in Santa Clarita and rides on the ztuntz label, Bones wheels, Stance socks and Val Surf Skate Shop.