Expedition One, a skateboard company based in Carlsbad, California, was started in 1997. As well as decks, it offers a range of functional and built-to-last clothing and headwear which celebrates classic Americana. It is part of Kayo Corp Distribution, which was established in 2002 and also houses DGK Skateboards, Organika Skateboards and Gold Wheels.
Expedition One’s holiday line for 2013 featured the Freeport jacket, a series of shirts and hoodies, and Drifter chinos as well as distinctive 3/4 sleeve tees. Latest decks include a number of signature models such as Ryan Gallant’s Pilsner, the Joey Pepper-endorsed Buckwild, and the Rest Area range featuring a series of bikini-clad women.
The company team features Pepper, Gallant, Chany Jeanguenin, Richard Angelides, Rob Welsh, Zered Basset, Matt Miller, Kenny Hoyle, Tom Remillard, Kelly Hart, Spencer Hamilton and Taylor McClung. Also on the team are two ams, the young Brunner brothers from California, Chris and Pierce, whose dysfunctional lives were featured in the 2013 welcome video, Wanted.
Expedition One have put out a series of top quality videos, starting with the Video Out Soon promo in 2000, featuring Jeanguenin, Angelides, Alfonzo Rawls, Chris Lambert and Stephane Larance. This was followed in 2001 by the full-length Alone, 2009’s Hello, Hello, Hello featuring the team on a three-week trip to Shenzhen and Hong Kong, 2010’s Madness and 2011’s Enrique Lorenzo: Bits and Pieces. The latest Expedition film is Our First Rodeo, which documents the team’s travels through Texas during the summer of 2013.