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Slappy Slaughter 2014 Recap

crazy kyle slappy slaughter 2014

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.

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Phony Alva (Nathan Rennie) brought some heavy slappy game.

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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.

Parts!

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Josh Mattson transfers into first place

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Ronnie Yerman, last year’s Slappy Slaughter winner, front slider.

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Angel Rules!

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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.

Peanut Gallery

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Crazy Kyle Approved.

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Cesar provided the soundtrack and killed it all day long.

DJ Don Cesar Slappy Slaughter

Taco Dudes lunch time rush

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Ryan Stewart went full speed since the moment he got there, raining or not.

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Sonny Rodriguez

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Kevin Burke

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Jake Peluso

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The Sarg!

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Tristan Rennie with Yamo coming in hot.

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Riley Stevens

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Chuck Hults – ruling as always and took home the Ninja Style/Beer Savage award.

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Heavy Metal Chuck

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Eric Sheppard’s skating and fashion sense blew minds all day.

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Yamo!

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Crazy Kyle and Cesar Rimoldi – Doubles run.

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Results
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!

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Photos by MRZ, G, and KB

More photos and video to come.

Exposure: A Women’s Skateboarding Benefit Event 2014 Photos

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.

Lizzie Armanto exposure
Lizzie Armanto
Brighton Zeuner exposure
Brighton Zeuner
Arianna Carmona exposure
Arianna Carmona
Elyse Clouthier exposure
Elyse Clouthier
Spencer Breaux exposure
Spencer Breaux
Beverly Flood exposure
Beverly Flood
Shanae Collins exposure
Shanae Collins
amelia brodka exposure
Amelia Brodka
allysha bergado exposure
Allysha Bergado

EXPOSURE RESULTS

PRO BOWL
1. Lizzie Armanto
2. Julz Lynn
3. Allysha Bergado
4. Amelia Brodka
5. Arianna Carmona
6. Hunter Long
7. Nora Vasconcellos
8. Nicole Hause
9. Izy Mutu
10. Justyce Tabor
11. Elyse Clouthier
12. Beverly Flood
13. Sarah Thompson
14. Gaby Ponce
15. Shanae Collins
16. Ameejay Papelera
17. Julie Westfall
15 & OVER BOWL
1. Jordyn Barratt
2. Hannah Chumley
3. Pauline Branom
4. Jordan Serpentini
5. Nicole Noller
6. Brittney Conrad
7. Mecu Videla
8. Christelle Auzas
9. Brenna Pawley
10. Summer Vereecke
11. Cassie Oseguera
12. Juliet James
13. Christin Borksi
14. Roxzi Bokolas
15. Laura Logue
16. Emma Storm
14 & UNDER BOWL
1. Poppy Olsen
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Spencer Breaux
4. Bryce Wettstein
5. Minna Stess
6. Zoe Safanda
7. Michelle Yoon
8. Jordan Beal
PRO VERT
1. Lizzie Armanto
2. Gaby Ponce
3. Amelia Brodka
4. Allysha Bergado
5. Julz Lynn
6. Arianna Carmona
7. Nicole Hause
8. Beverly Flood
9. Franzi Stolz
10. Hunter Long
15 & OVER VERT
1. Jordyn Barratt
2. Mecu Videla
3. Pauline Branom
4. Elyse Clouthier
5. Nicole Noller
14 & UNDER VERT
1. Poppy Olsen
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Spencer Breaux
4. Bryce Wettstein
5. Michelle Yoon
6. Minna Stess

Visit http://www.EXPOSUREskate.org for more info and http://www.girlsskatenetwork.com/ for more coverage

A video recap from The Ride Channel

Tim Brauch 2014 Memorial Contest – Behind the Scene.

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.

Jed Fuller - tim brauch memorial contest
Take note.
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Mike Barnes
steve brockway - tim brauch memorial contest
Brockway running things.
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Legends
brody -tim brauch memorial contest
Brody – Front lip to Smith
tim brauch memorial contest
Best Shirt Award Winner.
steve revord- tim brauch memorial contest
Steve Revord.
matt boyster san jose drop in - tim brauch memorial contest
Matt Boyster – First person ever to drop in on the Monolith.
steve caballero - tim brauch memorial contest
Cab.
bill rennie keith meek - tim brauch memorial contest
Bill Rennie & Keith Meek
Devin Scott -tim brauch memorial contest
Devin Scott
jean rusen -tim brauch memorial contest
Jean Rusen stoking out the old guys.
jen valenzuela -tim brauch memorial contest
Jen Valenzuela
tim brauch memorial contest
Media Section.
tristan rennie - tim brauch memorial contest
Tristan Rennie
kevin cann - tim brauch memorial contest
Kevin Caan – Air Canada
silly girl skateboards - tim brauch memorial contest
Silly Gang.
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Truth.

Van Doren Invitational – Women’s Bowl Contest

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.

van doren invitational womens bowl contest
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Sarah Thompson
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Nora Vasconcellos
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Allysha Bergado
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Julz
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Alana Smith
van doren invitational womens bowl contest
Lizzie Armanto
van doren invitational womens bowl contest

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:

Final Results:
1. Lizzie Armanto
2. Alana Smith
3. Julz Lynn
4. Allysha Bergado
5. Nora Vasconcellos
6. Kisa Nakamura

Qualifier Results:
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

Photos: Brandon Means/vansusopenofsurfing.com

Clash at Clairemont 2014 Photos.

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.

Steve Revord Clash at Clairemont
Steve Revord
Tristan Rennie Clash at Clairemont
Tristan Rennie
Taylor Clash at Clairemont
Taylor
Cory Juneau Clash at Clairemont
Cory Juneau
Kevin Burke Clash at Clairemont
Kevin Burke
Dan Sparagna Clash at Clairemont
Dan Sparagna
Brighton Zeuner Clash at Clairemont
Brighton Zeuner
Cam Dowse Clash at Clairemont
Cam Dowse

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…

Vans Pool Party 2014 Results

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.

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Chris Miller 1st Place Legends

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Bruno Passos 1st Place Masters

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Jeff Grosso took this 50/50 all the way through the round

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Christian Hosoi’s laybacks are always classic

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Josh Rodriguez

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Trey Wood blasting a huge stalefish

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Brad McClain

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Tom Schaar

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Andy Macdonald

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Here are the Results:

Pros
1. Tristan Rennie
2. Josh Rodriguez
3. Cory Juneau
4. Trey Wood
5. Brad McClain
6. Tom Schaar
7. Andy Macdonald
8. Josh Borden

Masters
1. Bruno Passos
2. Brian Patch
3. Darren Navarrette
4. Sergie Ventura
5. Steve Revord
6. Darin Jenkins
7. Justin Lynch
8. Jed Fuller


Legends

1. Chris Miller
2. Jeff Grosso
3. Christian Hosoi
4. Eddie Elguera
5. Nicky Guerrero
6. Eric Nash
7. Lester Kasai
8. Steve Caballero

Vans Off The Wall Skatepark Grand Opening Photos.

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.

Christian Hosoi Huntington beach skatepark
Hosoi – Laid Back
Josh Mattson hb skatepark
Josh Mattson – Sign Jumper. Photo: MRZ
kiko fransisco huntington beach skate park
Kiko Fransisco – Backside Tweaker
Omar Hassan Huntington Beach skatepark
Omar Hassan – Kickin’ to Fakie
Huntington Beach skatepark
Nick D – Upside Down
Charlie Blair vans off the wall skate park
Charlie Blair – Blasted and Boned
pam hb skatepark
Pammy!
Patrick RyanVans off the wall skatepark
Patrick Ryan – Cliff Jump
Salamander Vans Off the wall skatepark
Salamander – Hip to Lip
Jinx HB Skatepark
Jinx!
Sarah Thompson - Buckle Up for Safety
Sarah Thompson – Buckle Up for Safety
jay adams huntington beach skatepark
Jay Adams – No Caption Necessary. Photo:MRZ
Nora Vasconcellos huntington beach skatepark
Nora Vasconcellos – Blaster
daniel vargas vans off the wall skatepark
Daniel Vargas – Real Smith
Crazy Kyle vans off the wall skatepark
Crazy Kyle – Rock Jam to Disaster
Brian Brannon Huntington Beach Skatepark
Brian Brannon – Off the Lip
Dave Kindstrand vans off the wall skatepark
Dave Kindstrand – Double Truckin’
Cam Dowse skatepark in huntington beach
Cam Knows.
allysha bergado hb skate park
Allysha Bergado – Boneless
jarren duke vans huntington beach skatepark
Jarren Duke – Plants Fast
Adrian Hernandez vans skatepark hunting beach
Adrian Hernandez – AZ to HB Smith
steve caballero vans off the wall skatepark
Cab – Full Frontal
Kayula Caballero vans skatepark huntington beach
Kayla Cab – Comin’ in Hot!
rowan vans huntington beach skatepark
Rowan – 5-0 Burner
Dave Duncan HB skatepark
Duncan – Off the Mic, On the 5-0
chrome dome hb skatepark
Garry Shtucks it and Hucks it.
shane allen huntington beach skatepark
Shane Allen – Tail Slider
Josh Borden Pedro Barros
Borden / Barros – Doubles Routine

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

2014 Girls Combi Classic Photos.

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.

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Poppy Starr Olsen
Tarryn Ross girls combi classic
10 year old Tarryn Ross is always reppin’ Radballs on her board or helmet. She rules!
Beverly Flood girls combi classic
Beverly Flood – Lienin’
Katherine Folsom girls combi classic
Katherine Folsom
sarah thompson girls combi classic
Sarah Thompson – Corner Air
Jean Rusen girls combi classic
Jean Rusen
Nicole Hause girls combi classic
Nicole Hause – Blaster
Arianna Carmona girls combi classic
Arianna Carmona
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Allysha Bergado – Boneless
Alana Smith girls combi classic
Alana Smith
Julz girls combi classic
Julz – 5-0 into first place
PRO DIVISION
1. Julz Lynn $4,000
2. Allysha Bergado $2,000
3. Alana Smith $1,000
4. Arianna Carmona $900
5. Nora Vasconcellos $700
6. Nicole Hause $500
7. Sara Thompson $400
8. Erin Wolfkiel $250
9. Katherine Folsom $150
10. Cara Lawson $100
11. Jean Rusen
12. Denise Fleming
AM 15 AND OVER
1. Beverly Flood $500
2. Jordyn Barratt $300
3. Brittney Conrad $200
4. Alisha Stevens
5. Kayla Caballero
6. Christin Borski
7. Cheryl Jumao-as
8. Mary D’Antoni
9. Canasas Burns
AM 14 AND UNDER
1. Poppy Starr Olsen $500
2. Kisa Nakamaura $300
3. Bryce Wettstein $200
4. Pauline Branom
5. Spencer Breaux
6. Annika Vrklan
7. Minna Stess
8. Hannah Chumley
9. Brighton Zeuner
10. Tarryn Ross
11. Michelle Yoon
12. Jordan Beal
13. Klara Vrklan

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/