After almost 3 hours of traffic down to San Diego, I finally arrived at the 7th annual Clash at Clairemont. The Clash seems to get bigger and bigger each year and all to raise money to the Mission Valley/Krause Family Skatepark and more importantly, Grind For Life. I only managed to grab a few photos on the bowl jam.
Thanks to the Clash at Clairemont crew for all the hard work to raise money to help those in need and thank you to my dear friend, Ozzie, for giving me his photo pass.
Last Saturday marked the 5th annual Camtest, held back in Colorado in the Arvada Skatepark Snake Run, properly titled King of the Snake. Like previous years, this event is much more than a contest, but a gathering of a nationwide shred family all to support our skate brother Dave Tuck and his battle with cancer. If you were lucky enough to make it out, then you saw some of the most insane skating. You also got to witness a community of some of the most giving and selfless people doing all they can to make this event a sucess, not only for Dave Tuck, but for skateboarding as well.
The day started off with the groms, Ams and Old Guys before the main event. I was having camera issues, so missed a lot of the early ripping, but here are a few photos I managed to get.
When the dust settled, it was Josh Borden that ended up taking the top spot, followed by Andy Mac in 2nd and Dalton Dern in 3rd in the Pro Division.
Old Guys had Glen Charnowski in 1st, followed by Chris Patton in 2nd and Lenny Byrd in 3rd.
Team Pain Snake Charmer Award went to San Pedro’s finest, Robbie Russo, Riley Stevens and Oscar Navarro.
Cockfight Man Slam Award went to Danny Tumia.
A huge thank you to Cam Dowse, Mike Daniel and the countless people behind the scenes that put in the time and effort to make this event better than any mainstream skateboarding event could ever be. Close to $11,000 was raised and 100% of it went directly to Dave Tuck. This is a prefect example of when you put something in the hands of skateboarders amazing things will happen. Thank you skateboarding.