This is the last time I will post The Shrine, this calendar year.
Here is some footage from Ryan Sheckler’s Skate for a Cause 2013.
I met Austin Poynter a few times to shoot some photos at some of his local spots. A few weeks ago I wanted to go skate the new Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark. I hit up Austin and he did not have school that day so it worked out great. Watching him skate is always a pleasure. His style is so smooth and effortless. The future is bright.
Oceanside Alex Road Skatepark:
Oceanside MLK Skatepark:
Monster Energy Ramp:
Here is some video shot by Nick “Maddog” Henderson at the Oceanside skateparks:
Here is a list of who he rides for:
I know I’m lagging on the photos but here they are. Everyone was ripping and the taco cart was grilling some tasty food.
The birthday boy was ripping:
Duane Peters showed up and got right into the mix.
Bill Rennie, the proud father:
One more shot of Tristan Rennie:
Austin Poynter rips. We will be posting a feature on him soon. Here is a sneak peek:
Every year at Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest Ryan Sheckler throws his Skate for a Cause event. The event raised 90k for charity. I was only able to stay for the Legends Pool contest. Here are a few photos:
I got the call from Jim Muir to shoot some photos at the legendary “Gonzalez Pool”. I was excited and bummed at the same time…this was the last and final session. The Gonz Pool has been going on for over 30 years and the crew had no problem getting the session heated quickly. The line up included: Ray Flores, Jim Muir, Skip Engblom, Jesse Martinez, Scott Oster, Aaron Murray, Chris Cook, Christian Hosoi, Lance Mountain, Tosh Townend, Bennett Harada, Charlie Blair and Chris Mumma. The session was a great time and hearing the crew talk about the legendary sessions that went down there was a lesson in skate history. I am glad that I was able to get a few photos to share Gonz’s last session. R.I.P. Gonzalez pool, it will be forever in our memories.
Gonzales Pool R.I.P
Photos by Russ Sakurai, Ray Rae (www.rayraepix.com), & Josh Landau (The Shrine)
I met up with some of the Osiris guys at Unit B. They have a solid group of skaters on their “Concrete Crew Team”. I followed them to the Combi and got a few photos. Look out for their video coming out soon.
Check out the Osiris site: www.osirisshoes.com/team/osiris-concrete-crew/