ASRA - Australian Skateboard Racing Association

Some very sad news; on Friday night, Anton (Anthony Fricker, AKA Skate Australia) was skating on the Gold Coast and had a tragic accident.

At the bottom of a run he came off his board and fell. His head took the full force, knocking him out. Emergency services were immediately called and Anton was rushed to hospital. He is currently on life support, while his family and friends say goodbye. It is expected that life support will be removed in the next few days. A funeral service and memorial will be announced.

Anton was wearing a helmet. This is a tragic accident. ASRA asks its members to refrain from posting speculation or unecessary questions regarding this accident. A sudden death stirs up a lot of emotion. His family acknowledges how important ASRA and longboarding were to his life. We encourage you to post up your memories and stories about Anton. We would like this to be a tribute and celebration of Anton's life, that it may help with the grieving process. He has been a big part of ASRA over the last 12 months; a creative force that inspired and motivated many of us. His Skate Australia videos will be a lasting tribute to an amazing man.

Vale Anthony Fricker
1986 - 2009

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Comment by Sakamoto on August 2, 2009 at 0:43
My deepest condolences to Anton's family, and to those in the skate family who knew him longer than myself.
I met him due to "BtB", and his passion for film and longboarding. While at his house editing the dvd, he spoke about how much he loved what he did and the people he had met and befriended, and what the "Family" of skating meant to him. His generous, infectious cruisy laughter and style will be truely missed.
A brilliant film maker, and an even more amazing human being.
Comment by Duff on August 2, 2009 at 1:06
Wow im in shock to hear this sad news, I too was privileged enough to meet Anton at BTB and while spending time chatting with him it was clear that his passion for skating was huge. Condolences to Anton's family and friends.
Comment by Hop on August 2, 2009 at 1:25
We were so lucky to have Anton as part of our community. He was so creative and I loved his passion for longboarding and life. I know Anton's videos will inspire many generations of longboarders and film makers.

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Comment by Jacko on August 2, 2009 at 6:37
such shocking news. i was very upset to hear of this tragedy. I have spent some time traveling and filming with Anton and had enough time to get to know him and his personality. Anton was always smiling, even in the worst of times he would still crack jokes and see the bright side of the situation. He was an extremely friendly person and will be very sorely missed by all...
The ozzie crew over in Europe were informed of the situation and we all wore a black stripe in our qualify runs today in rememberance of such a great guy who we shared such a great passion with.
My sympathies go out to Anton's family
Comment by Robbo on August 2, 2009 at 7:42
For anybody who has met Anton this is an absolute tragedy. This was a guy who was always fun to be around, The kind of values and support our community hold were evident through Anton. He inspired us with his film making, his personality, his skating and most of all his friendship. My deepest condolences to Anton's family, having been touched by Anton the skateboarding community feels a deep sense of loss over this tragedy, he will be truly missed by all.

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Comment by nathan on August 2, 2009 at 9:23
this is truly saddenning news. Anton was a sweet guy and a true gentleman. His journeys over the past year were inspiring and done with such great spirit and embrace of community.As a visitor to my home my whole family embraced Anton and we now send our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.
Much Love
Nathan, Leanne and Asha
Comment by Kanufi on August 2, 2009 at 11:48
Tragic news. such a nice guy with so much stoke for the sport always happy for others.

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Comment by Owen on August 2, 2009 at 13:54
he will be truly missed by all who met him.
Comment by FRANCISCO on August 2, 2009 at 14:06
I have not quite realised that this happened. Anthony Fricker is the first friend I have to say goodbye to.
I am in deep grief.
I will always remember him
Condolences to Anton's family and friends

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Comment by Owen on August 2, 2009 at 14:24
I have had the privilege of being friends with anton since high school, and his amazing personality and sense of humour will be sorely missed. i am still in shock at the prospect of losing him and offer my deepest condolences to his brother Ed and his parents. we will miss you.

Haeli

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