Karl Watson started skating at the age of 6 and was exposed to the world of skateboarding at age 11, as he began hanging out at the world-renowned Embarcadero (EMB) in San Francisco. The EMB crew consisted of many of the best skaters of the time and eventually became the Mecca of the sport. After turning pro at age 17, Karl has traveled to many countries around the world, which has created an open-minded individual with an understanding of people from all walks of life. In 2011, he co-founded Karl’s Kauses, which targets youths in association with San Francisco’s Parks and Recreation Department, developing intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values and personal empowerment through skateboarding. Karl has worked with companies such as I-Path Footwear and LRG Clothing. After 13 years of working with LRG Clothing, Karl is now focused on the clothing line being released from his own company, Organika Skateboards.
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Being as positive as possible. Touching the world in a ways that you can only dream is the most positive way to do so." "Whether its a smile, compliment, hug, or money I want to do whatever I can to help put kids in the best position to succeed.
My mother was a huge Bob Marley Fan. I remember the first time I ever heard a Bob song. It was a Saturday morning when I was young and my mom was playing a Bob record and telling me how she had seen him live and how amazing it was. I remember instantly loving the music because of its positivity and natural ability to make you smile. I loved that and that feeling of positivity has carried over to the way I live my life since.