This year was filled with events. Contests, five tricks in five tries, and more contests.
In between these events, we went street skating with Andy Anderson and caught the opening celebrations for the Cloverdale, BC skatepark.
This year’s Beef Under The Chief contest was a lot of fun.
Skaters came from Whistler, Vancouver, and Surrey to shred at the Squamish, BC skatepark. Andy Anderson, Merrick Orr, Chris McCallum, and Neil took the cash prizes from Plan 9 official.
Extra Big Thanks to Plan 9 for the prize money.
EXTRA Big Thanks to Jason Bothe for rocking the mic all day and keeping the stoke for hours!
BLVD Skateshop put on a great event at the Kensington Skatepark. With help from Powell Peralta, Happy Hour Shades, Lakai Footwear, Bones Wheels, 4 Star Clothing, Independent Trucks, and 187 Pads.
The contest was held on a HOT summer day in East Vancouver, BC. The riders did their best to tear up this Backyard Pool style skatepark in the heart of Vancouver.
Rippers included; Adam Hopkins, Howard, Jeff Muirhead, Sheldon Barr, Wee Wong, Rylee Wong, Rosie, Mells Bells, and a bunch of beginners learning how to tear up a concrete bowl.
Check the video for highlights.
The Vancouver Bowl series made a stop at the White Rock Skatepark. Usually this stop on the 20 year long Bowl Series has the smallest turn out.
This year was different. With some great carpooling, a lot of skaters turned out. They made the drive from Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, North Vancouver, and some came all the way from Squamish.
This bowl has a unique design. The flowing curves or Seylynn, Griffin, and Whistler bowl, are straigthened. This creates a fast capsule like bowl with mellow ditch at the top, two hips, a fun NOPING half pipe and a steep and deep bowl at the bottom.
Watch the video to see what this park is all about. Also check out Seb’s Air Runner at the end.
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Danny Empe and Jesse Holland stepped up and knocked out 5 tricks in 5 tries. The idea behind it is simple. The skater calls 5 tricks that they are going to do. Then they have 5 tries at each trick to show how good they have the trick.
Danny Empe starts us out at the Lonsdale Skatepark. He throws down some serious switch magic.
Then Jesse Holland lets 5 tricks out of his bag at the One Love Skateshop’s mini ramp jam during Pitt Meadows Days.
North Delta Skatepark was taken over for a skateboarding memorial for Jamie Kehoe. This young man was taken from us too soon.
Free BBQ for everyone and prizes donated by the two local shops had people skating all day.
Late last summer BLVD skateshop put on a huge contest at the Hastings Skatepark. The prize pool was big and the skaters came out in droves.
There were competitors from Washington, Oregon, California, and BC.
Watch the video to catch the highlights from last year.
Crowning a King is tough in skateboarding. This year’s contest was even more difficult.
There are two rules that have been around since the beginning of The Bowl Series. No one can win more than once. To win King of the Bowl you must skate every stop of the series.
All year there were skaters that came to every contest and skated really well. But they had won before.
There were skaters that hadn’t won, but they didn’t skate every stop in the contest series.
But that is only if you are looking at the Advanced category. This year’s winner skated every contest, and placed top 3 at every bowl.
Watch the video to see who won.
This year’s Beef Under The Chief contest was insane. Most of the usual suspects showed. Andy Anderson, Don Bushman, Eve Feaver, Hippie Mike, and Micheal James.
But this year there was some added skaters, James Clarke, Brad Muscat and Calum (from Scotland).
The energy was high and so was James Clarke as he flew the biggest airs of the day. Watch the video to see if he takes first place.
Artist: Choking Victim
Song: Crack Rock Steady
Artist: Common Rider
Song: Long Shot
Artist: Common Rider
Song: One Ton
On July 19th, 2013. A lot of skaters got drunk.
Sheldon Barr put together the Hastings Booze Bash. Lots of companies provided prizes and beer was flowing!
Check out the action in this short video. Also forgive the shaky camera work, there was alcohol involved!
Artist: The Tubuloids
Song 1: Tequila
Song 2: Hastings Beach
Song 3: Walk Don’t Run