Benjamin Botta isn’t really at the forefront of the French or Euro skate scene these days, you’d better do slappies at Place de la République to get noticed but his name has been in the air for a little while now; especially since his Dickies ‘Welcome’ part came out in 2014. Despite a few injuries in 2015 – including two broken arms at the same time – Ben moved to the French Atlantic coast where he got busy shredding Basque spots on the daily. We sat the man down for a few minutes so he could tell us about skating on the French Riviera and keeping skateboarding a fun thing to do.