Some raw footage of the 2nd Annual Crazy Kyle Slappy Slaughter.
Some raw footage of the 2nd Annual Crazy Kyle Slappy Slaughter.
It never rains in California.
OK, maybe it does sometimes. That time just happened to be on this year’s Crazy Kyle Slappy Slaughter. The good thing about this event is that it brings out a solid crew of skaters that don’t give a fuck about rain. In fact, the added sketchiness and uncertainty made for an even more amazing time.
KB clears a path to his sketchy wall ride creation during a break in the weather.
Phony Alva (Nathan Rennie) brought some heavy slappy game.
The Slappy Slaughter was generously hosted again this year by Matt Gaudio and Hailey Villa at Pink Widow Distribution in Fullerton CA. With the help of Kyle Mitchell, we constructed a 18 foot parking block and Kevin Burke hand crafted a super sketchy wall ride that pulled the whole parking lot jam together.
Josh Mattson transfers into first place
Ronnie Yerman, last year’s Slappy Slaughter winner, front slider.
A bunch of familiar faces and tons of new comers. Everyone that came out, young and old, all had smiles on their rain soaked faces. Wouldn’t of had it any other way.
Crazy Kyle Approved.
Cesar provided the soundtrack and killed it all day long.
Taco Dudes lunch time rush
Ryan Stewart went full speed since the moment he got there, raining or not.
Tristan Rennie with Yamo coming in hot.
Chuck Hults – ruling as always and took home the Ninja Style/Beer Savage award.
Heavy Metal Chuck
Eric Sheppard’s skating and fashion sense blew minds all day.
Crazy Kyle and Cesar Rimoldi – Doubles run.
1. Josh Mattson
2. Eric Sheppard
3. Jake Peluso (Crazy Kyle forfeited 3rd and chose Jake to take his place)
4. Ryan Stewart
5. Nathan Rennie
6. Ronnie Yerman
Most OG Style Award: Eric Sheppard
Ninja Style/Beer Savage Award: Chuck Hults
At the end of the day it wasn’t about a contest or winning anything, it’s about the pure fun of skateboarding, listening to music, and hanging with friends. Until next time.
Huge thank you to Pink Widow, DJ Don Cesar, Black Label Skateboards, Olloclip, Vagrant Skates, Hailey’s Print Shop, Silly Girl Skateboards, The Original Betty Skateboard Co., Stance Socks, Hurt Life Skateboards, Beer Savage, spank., Taco Dudes and to everyone that braved the rain and made this an epic event!
Photos by MRZ, G, and KB
More photos and video to come.
Exposure: A Women’s Skateboarding Benefit Event was held this past Saturday at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas, California. Female shredders from all over the globe came out to participate in the vert and bowl contest.
A video recap from The Ride Channel
San Pedro has a new skatepark and it rules! Lance Mountain and the San Pedro Skatepark Association did a great job in making sure the Peck Park Skatepark was built right. Spent most of the time rolling around, but managed to fire off a few shots of the heavy bowl sesh.
Get down to San Pedro and get some!
There were plenty of parents with their cell phones covering the Tim Brauch 2014 Memorial Contest for Facebook, so I shot a few things going on behind the scene.
Went out to support the lady shredders at the Van Doren Invitational Women’s Bowl Contest. So good to see the level being pushed every year and the stands filling up with stoked fans.
At the end of it all Lizzie Armanto came out on top with Alana Smith following in second and Julz Lynn in third.
Van Doren Invitational Women’s Bowl Results:
1. Lizzie Armanto
2. Alana Smith
3. Julz Lynn
4. Allysha Bergado
5. Nora Vasconcellos
6. Kisa Nakamura
1. Julz Lynn
2. Allysha Bergado
3. Lizzie Armanto
4. Kisa Nakamura
5. Alana Smith
6. Nora Vasconcellos
7. Justyce Tabor
8. Karen Jonz
9. Hunter Long
10. Jordyn Barratt
11. Arianna Carmona
12. Izy Mutu
13. Poppy Starr Olsen
14. Gaby Ponce
15. Sarah Thompson
16. Beverly Flood
17. Nicole Hause
18. Vanessa Torres
The 8th annual Clash at Clairemont went down this past Saturday in San Diego. Hundreds gathered to watch heavy legends and grom rippers tear up the Clairemont YMCA to benefit the Grind for Life organization.
Huge thanks to Mike Rogers, Chris Conway and all the Grind For Life crew that made the 2014 Clash at Clairemont happen. Until next year…
The Vans Pool Party 2014 went off last weekend. The level of skating was insane. Watching the new generation confirms that the future of skateboarding is bright.
Tristan Rennie 1st Place Pro. He had lines for days all over the combi.
Chris Miller 1st Place Legends
Bruno Passos 1st Place Masters
Jeff Grosso took this 50/50 all the way through the round
Christian Hosoi’s laybacks are always classic
Trey Wood blasting a huge stalefish
Here are the Results:
1. Tristan Rennie
2. Josh Rodriguez
3. Cory Juneau
4. Trey Wood
5. Brad McClain
6. Tom Schaar
7. Andy Macdonald
8. Josh Borden
1. Bruno Passos
2. Brian Patch
3. Darren Navarrette
4. Sergie Ventura
5. Steve Revord
6. Darin Jenkins
7. Justin Lynch
8. Jed Fuller
1. Chris Miller
2. Jeff Grosso
3. Christian Hosoi
4. Eddie Elguera
5. Nicky Guerrero
6. Eric Nash
7. Lester Kasai
8. Steve Caballero
After years in the making, the Vans Off The Wall Skatepark opened this past Saturday and did not disappoint. Little girls, old men, street shredders and vert dogs all came out to get a sample of the 40,000 sq ft, California Skateparks built, wonderland located in Surf City USA. There has been a ton of coverage already, so I’m not going to go into design details, but here are a few photos from the day.
Check out the California Skateparks website for more info.
Huge thanks to Steve Van Doren and the Vans Crew, Jacks, CA Skateparks and everyone else involved in bringing another great park to the area. The Vans Off The Wall Skatepark is located at 7471 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA, next to Old World. Hours are 10-7 right now with rumors of lights going in soon. After your sesh, head over to Grinderz in Old World for some burgers and good beers on tap.
Photos by Brandon Wong, Russ Sakurai, and MRZ
Shooting skate contests is not my idea of a good time. You have everyone’s sister or brother elbowing their position on the deck for the proper #insta angle or the “media” guys are doing the extendo-arm technique right into your frame. What is my idea of a good time is being in the presence of heavy shredding. This past Saturday was the 2014 Girls Combi Classic and you had everyone from 7 year olds hopped up on donuts to moms pushing 50, all destroying the monster bowl. Yes, somebody’s mom skates better than you, but that’s besides the point. What’s important is that the level of skateboarding keeps getting pushed year after year, male and female. Here a few shots from the contest.
Ozzie has a great in depth recap over at BTO. Check it out here: http://ozzieausband.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/vans-girls-combi-classic-2014/