The International Association of Skateboard Companies would like to remind you that early bird registration discounts for their Skateboarding Summit on May 14-16, 2014 in Costa Mesa, California are ending on April 18, 2014. In other words, if you’re planning on going you should register today (or in the next three days) by clicking here. Like right now.
The IASC Skateboarding Summit is a 3-day experience that brings skateboard industry leaders together in a non-competitive atmosphere to educate, connect, inspire, and broaden perspectives. Enthusiasts are encouraged to spread knowledge and relay a positive sense of community within the active sports world.
For the official word from the IASC, including a list of speakers and events follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Yes, we’ve been putting a few of these up lately, but here’s the straight truth: we’ll put up anything Walker Ryan produces. Always. Click the link and read the interview after you’re done watching this.
[Link: Thunder Trucks]
Denmark’s Skateducate is working to get more girls skateboarding by creating a camp where girls can skate together, and they’ve taken to crowd sourcing site IndieGogo to raise some funding. Here’s what they’re about:
We seek to encourage communities across age, cultural and social differences. By making camps in a local community we are making sure, that the girls get to know the best places to skate near their homes, and they get to meet other girls from their area, with whom they can continue to skate with, when the SKATEDUCATE camp is over.
Watch the edit and if you feel moved to contribute, click the link and pledge some money. Anne Eggebrecht and crew are hoping to raise $6,000 and so far (with four days left) they only have $599. And, if you give $450 you’ll get an art deck created exclusively for Skateducate. Click the link for all the info.
World Skateboarding Grand Prix is taking the World Skateboarding Rider Cup to the five boroughs this summer: Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island this summer. Beginning July 12, 2014 at the LES Skatepark, the World Skateboarding Rider Cup allows local skateboarders to form teams a represent their boroughs in a jam format contest for a shot at a $10,000 cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to compete in the World Skateboarding Rider Cup championships during the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup.
Teams must be made up of four riders, with an alternate in case of injury, all from the same borough. Two, four or eight teams will represent each district. Teams will compete in skateparks divided into four sections. Each section will belong to a rider on each team and they will be judged head-to-head. Skaters will be judged based on the number of tricks landed, difficulty of tricks and overall impression.
For the official word from World Skateboarding, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Chris Cole knows that sometimes it’s a good idea to leave the Street League arena and skateboard outside. He also knows Thunder Trucks. You know?
[Link: Thunder Trucks]
Handplant skateboard shop in Laguna Beach, California is presenting a collection of “strictly skate derived” art from Jon Steele titled Teenagers From Mars on April 5, 2014.
Jon Steele is a renaissance man, writer, artist, photographer, skater, surfer, wanderer; his past and present work has taken him all over the world including China, Guatemala, New York, the Galapagos as well as many other spots and working with great and amazing athletes and talent. Its been non stop traveling, producing art and shooting photos and video closely with the Sector9 surf and skate team, XGames/ESPN site, surfing, skate and SUP magazines and websites as well as many more companies. . .”I like the fact that skateboarding was an outlaw activity growing up as a kid and I’m blessed to have gone through that period in time of skating,” says Steele. “I think ‘Teenagers from Mars’ is a show that shows the fun and outlaw side of skateboarding and being different growing up then others. I would have never thought that a piece of wood with some wheels on it would have taken me all over the world.”
Teenagers From Mars show opens April 5, 2014 at 7 PM. Handplant is located at 1025 South Coast Highway, in Laguna Beach, California.
If it’s April 2014 then that means it’s time for the 13th Annual PHXAM contest and live webcast presented by Vans.
Cowtown’s 13th annual PHXAM contest presented by Vans returns this weekend, April 5 and 6 at the Desert West Skateboard Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona just north of the I-10 on 67th Ave. Today’s top amateur skateboarders from across the globe including Vans Ams Kyle Walker, Rowan Zorilla, John Fitzgerald, and many more will compete for more than $8,500 in cash, prizes, glory and the thrill of victory. The Official PHXAM After Party tops off the event with DEATH, The Allah-Las, Dam-Funk and more on Saturday night at The Pressroom.
For the official word (including all manner of “watch and win” promotional contests) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow presents Russ Pope + Neil Blender = Baggage Claim Opening Reception, Saturday , April 5th, 2014 : 6-9PM.
AR4T is located at 1175 South Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, California.
These two brands have been showing up on the same people for decades, so it’s fitting that Vans and Independent Truck Company are collaborating on an exclusive apparel and footwear collection.
As original manufacturers in skateboarding, these two brands share an influential heritage deeply rooted in the early days of skating’s genesis as well as current team riders from Amateur to Legendary such as Gilbert Crockett, Anthony Van Engelen, Geoff Rowley, Tony Trujillo, Andrew Allen, Curren Caples, Daniel Lutheran, Dustin Dollin, Elijah Berle, Jason Dill, Omar Hassan, Pedro Barros, Christian Hosoi, Jeff Grosso, John Cardiel, Ray Barbee, Steve Caballero and Tony Alva. Hailing from Santa Cruz, Independent has offered skateboarding hardwoods since the late 70’s, providing the functional equipment that hardcore skaters rely on to this day.
For the official word from Vans, follow the jump. [click to continue…]