Chaz Ortiz was born on May 4th, 1994 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of six, Chaz’ father got him his first skateboard, and off he went. In addition to having standout parts in Zoo York’s State of Mind and Paul Rodriguez’ PROOF, Ortiz is one of the few skaters in Street League that made his name skating contests. Ortiz won the Gatorade Free Flow Tour, beating seasoned pros Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Sheckler with his ability to turn tough combos like nollie bigspin backside lipslide and kickflip frontside boardslide kickflip into his stock tricks. A perennial contender at Street League, Ortiz easily secured a spot in the 2012 Street League championships, where he placed third. On top of having a solid 2012 in SLS, Chaz also released an amazing solo video part for Zoo York.
We’ve watched Chaz grow into one of the most dominant and consistent skateboards out there. Stoked to see what lays ahead for this steezie kid from Chi town!