Spank Grip, Flannel Street, and Transitions Skate Shop held an anniversary session down under the bridge this past Saturday in San Pedro. Art show, live music in the bowl, give-a-ways and a whole lot of shredding went down.
SoCal Skateshop posted up some video from the 2013 Vans Amtec Combi Contest that was held this past weekend. The level of skateboarding progresses more and more each year with these young guns. Cory Juneau ended up 1st in the 14 and Under division, while Tristan Rennie took top honors in the 15 and Over… not only winning $2000, but also a trip to Brazil to skate the Red Bull contest at the Pedro Barros compound. Congrats to the little rippers for killing it and to Vans and all the others that made it all possible.
On Feb. 2nd Charlie Blair had a Jam session at the Fullerton Skatepark. There was a good turnout and a lot of the locals were there. Everyone was ripping and the session had a good vibe. I posted up by the hip most of the time because that’s were most of the action was going on. I did not get that many photos but here are a few of the photos I got:
Charlie Blair: The man with the plan….or the man with the jam. Ollie to fakie over the hip.
The groms were ripping:
Haden Mckenna, Tailgrab:
Josh Skreech Sandoval, Lipslide:
Just want to thank Charlie and all the companies that supported the event!
Salba’s 50th B-day Skate Jam was held yesterday at Fontana skatepark. Taco Dudes were out there slingin’ free tacos, live music, and plenty of shred. Haven’t seen the park that crowded since it opened. Good to see everyone out there ripping. Happy birthday Salba!
One thing I’ve learned over the years is that when a fellow skateboarder is in need, the skateboard community steps up and helps out. Saturday was no exception. Pam Brodowski was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been going through a number of treatments. A benefit was held at Fontana skatepark over the weekend in order to raise funds to easy up some of the financial burden as Pam beats this horrible disease.
Salba Clause and Pam
If you didn’t make it out to the event and want to support Pam’s battle with cancer, please send any donations via paypal to email@example.com
This past Saturday we celebrated our 5th anniversary with some punk rock and heavy shredding at Unit B. Pretty blown away by all of you that came out to support the cause. We raised close to $500 for The A.skate Foundation by raffling of product all donated by companies we support and admire. Huge thank you to Taco Dudes for bringing out the food, DJ Don Cesar for keeping the party going the whole time, Dirtbag, Slow Children and the infamous Whitekaps for coming out and making ears bleed.
Before it all started, Brad Markley, with a little help from KB, blasted the wall.
Just some of the raffle product
We had the grand idea to hold a worst trick-contest… well, there was so much ripping going down that it was only obvious to scratch that idea and give away some cash for the best trick. Since SoCal Skateshop donated the prize money, the only problem now was trying to figure who it should go to. Charlie Blair, Ronnie Yerman, Tristan Rennie, Denzel White, Robbie Russo, Riley Stevens and a bunch of others were blowing minds and pushing Unit B to it’s limits. But, after an unanimous decision, Riley took the $100 with his epic smith stall on the railing (see video).
MC/KB hands off the cash to Riley
Riley, front D in the big bowl.
Charlie Blair, plants one off the poll
Tristan Rennie kicks out the jam
Joseph Campos, tuck it and huck it
Robbie Russo, toes on the nose
Ronnie Yerman, front 50/50 attack
Thanks to Hippie and Sam for making the trip out here from AZ and also to Sam for taking the time to put a little recap vid together
Thanks to all the sponsors for their generous donations:
Black Star Beer
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pocket Pistols Skates
Santa Cruz Skateboards
Silly Girl Skateboards
Hurt Life Skateboards
Thanks to Russ Sakurai, Julian Bleecker and Chris Adrian for the photos.
Finally, thank you to everyone that pitched in their time and helped out, especially Paul Hoffmann and the Unit B crew… if it wasn’t for them, this would have never happened.
Channel Street Skatepark held their 10th Anniversary/Dia de los Muertos celebration a few weeks ago. I had to leave early so didn’t get too many photos, but Lorenzo Torres put together a sick edit of the festivities.