Pablo Ramirez (skateboarder)

Pablo Ramirez (February 10, 1993 – April 23, 2019) was a regular-footed American skateboarder, artist, and musician from New York City, who lived and skated in San Francisco.[1][2][3][4][5]

Pablo Ramirez
Personal information
Full namePablo Ramirez
Born(1993-02-10)February 10, 1993
Astoria, Queens, New York
DiedApril 23, 2019(2019-04-23) (aged 26)
San Francisco, California
Websitepsplifff - Instagram


Ramirez was raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn where he lived primarily with his mother, a chef and business owner of Jewish American descent. His father, who is of Dominican descent, worked as a lawyer.[1] Pablo went to elementary, middle, and high school in Brooklyn, NY, where he developed a love for the arts, sports, and music.[1] As a child he enjoyed spending time with friends, camping, and playing the drums.[1] His father was very involved in his upbringing from spending time after school to do homework, teaching him to play Chess, and spending weekends playing on ice hockey teams. His father took Pablo on many trips, especially to the Dominican Republic to visit family. In April, 2019, his father took Pablo's abuela to San Francisco where they attended Pablo's art opening. His father exposed him to various types of music, including a mutual favorite: The Clash. Pablo would spend time with his father in Manhattan, where the latter lives.


A few years after graduating high school, Ramirez moved to San Francisco from New York City. Pablo honed his skills in San Francisco, becoming a loved member of the San Francisco skateboarding community. In 2016, he appeared in the skate video Awaysted put out by Western World and filmed by Adam Anorga and Zane Timpson.[6] In 2017, Pablo appeared in the video Adrenaline Junkie by GX1000.[7][8] Ramirez, known for his fast skating and fearless outlook, rode down the steepest streets in San Francisco.[9] Additionally, he volunteered with Shawn Connolly’s organization, San Francisco Skate Club, mentoring teens.[10]

The 2019 Supreme video CANDYLAND directed by William Strobeck is dedicated to Pablo Ramirez.[11] Ramirez also has the opening line in the video.[11]

The 2020 Westernworld video FFFURTHER by Adam Anorga & Zane Timpson is dedicated to Pablo.[12] The video features skating from Elijah Akerley, Matt Bergmann, Stephen Brayman, Hayden Estrada, Kayl Johnson, Neil Norgren, Daniel Stelly, Zane Timpson, and Pablo.[12]

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Ramirez died in a crash with a truck on 7th street in San Francisco's South of Market area while commuting on his skateboard.[17][18][19]

Pablo Ramirez FoundationEdit

Pablo's family established the Pablo Ramirez Foundation in his honor with the aim to help kids and young adults develop a positive lifestyle through skateboarding, music and art.[1][20]


  1. ^ a b c d e "The legacy of skateboarder Pablo Ramirez". The San Francisco Examiner. 2019-05-23. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  2. ^ Sernoffsky, Evan; Dineen, J.K. (24 April 2019). "Daredevil skateboarder killed by dump truck on Seventh Street in SoMa -".
  3. ^ Nast, Condé. "Meet GX1000, the Fastest, Most Fearless Crew in Skateboarding". GQ. Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  4. ^ "The Follow Up: GX Adrenaline Junkies". Retrieved 2019-07-16.
  5. ^ "Skateboarder, artist and musician Pablo "Psplifff" Ramirez left a legacy". Summit News. 2020-03-12. Retrieved 2021-02-14.
  6. ^ a b "Western World - Awaysted skate video soundtrack - Video by Adam Anorga, Zane Timpson | Skatevideosite".
  7. ^ "ONLY ON ABC7NEWS.COM: Video shows skateboarder Pablo 'P-Spliff' Ramirez holding onto bumper of truck seconds before deadly San Francisco SoMa crash". ABC7 San Francisco. 25 April 2019.
  8. ^ a b GX1000's "Roll Up" Video, retrieved 2019-05-14
  9. ^ "GX1000's "Urethane in the Membrane" Article". Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  10. ^ "Truck Hits, Kills Professional Skateboarder Pablo Ramirez In San Francisco SoMa". 24 April 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Supreme - Candyland skate video soundtrack - Video by Bill Strobeck | Skatevideosite". Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  12. ^ a b c ""FFFURTHER" Promo Presented by Westernworld Clothing | Lowcard Mag". Retrieved 2021-02-10.
  13. ^ GX1000: Adrenaline Junkie, retrieved 2019-07-17
  14. ^ "GX1000 - Roll Up skate video soundtrack - Video by Ryan Garshell | Skatevideosite". Retrieved 2019-07-17.
  15. ^ GX1000: El Camino, retrieved 2019-07-17
  16. ^ "Supreme - Candyland skate video soundtrack - Video by Bill Strobeck | Skatevideosite". Retrieved 2019-10-26.
  17. ^ "Up-and-Coming Daredevil Skateboarder Killed by Truck". InsideHook.
  18. ^ "Muere atropellado por un camión Pablo Ramírez, famoso skater del GX1000". (in Spanish). 2019-04-26. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  19. ^ 20Minutos (2019-04-25). "Muere uno de los mejores skaters del mundo atropellado por un camión de la basura". - Últimas Noticias (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  20. ^ Vainshtein, -Annie. "Pablo Ramirez Foundation kick-off and skate jam". Datebook | San Francisco Arts & Entertainment Guide. Retrieved 2020-04-27.

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