Derek Garland

Derek Garland started off life on the beaches of San Clemente surfing and becoming a part of the San Clemente High School surf team. He was shortly introduced to sports announcer Cameron Steel who already took young groms at the time, Todd Potter, Jeff Ox Kargola and Ryan Hagy under his wing. Derek began riding dirt bikes and was introduced to Brian Deegan in 1998 at the Metal Mulisha Compound. They shortly all became friends with the rest of the crew which formed into the Metal Mulisha. His goals became a reality due to his dedication with the sport of freestyle with taking a list of tricks to the next level. Derek’s career sparked with FMX tours around the world and taking on events like Dew Tour, Warp Tour, Nuclear Cowboyz, Mayhem Tour, Gravity Games and more.


Nick Name: G-Land

Birth Date: June 5, 1985

Hometown: San Clemente, CA

Current Residence: Winchester, CA

Family: Jack ( dad ) Jan ( mom ), Lindsey ( sister )

Quote: Live Fast Die Last

Hobbies: Guitars, skate & surf, beers, running

First Bike: Kawasaki KDX 80

Current Bike: Honda CRF 450

Started Riding: 8 yrs old

Turned Pro: 18 yrs old

Music: Machine Head, Rob Zombie, Slayer

Movie: Caption Ron

Food: Taco’s and Beer

Pets: Charlie ( dog )

First Car: Dodge Dakota

Current Car: Moto Van

Favorite TV / Film: FUEL TV, M80, Built to Shred, Weekly up-date, Saturn commercial, Burger King commercial, Ford commercial

Favorite Magazine / Publications: Transworld MX, Racer X, ESPN, Freerider

Sponsors: Metal Mulisha, Rockstar, Fly Racing, Pro Taper, Pro Circuit, Maxxis, Hinson, Works Connection, Alpinestars and MB1 suspension