Key Frames: Jesse Abolins

This video profile takes a glimpse at Jesse’s journey to becoming a sponsored skateboarder.

Jesse Abolins is a skateboarder from Wellington, New Zealand. After discovering skateboarding in suburbs of Churton Park he quickly came to be recognised as an emerging talent. In a few short years he has established himself as one of New Zealand finest, winning Manual Magazine’s New Zealand Skater of the Year award in 2013 and landing himself a spot on the prestigious DEF team, alongside his good friends Kevin Francis and Joseph Whaanga.

Created by Manual Magazine with support from Mountain Dew New Zealand

Directed and edited by: David Read
Archival Footage by: Shaun Graham and Kieran Hodges
Filmed by: Kevin Francis, David Read and Joseph Whaanga



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