2013 January

Vans Girls Combi Pool Classic 2013

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Gals from all generations and regions that love to shred concrete bowls convened along with their friends and supporters on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Vans Combi Pool Classic competition held at the Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, California. New England’s Nora Vasconcellos (video above) blasted big backside airs followed up with solid lines and a heavy dose of consistency to seize first palce. Veteran pros Steve Caballero and Christian Hosoi handled judging duties and Steve Van Doren once again delivered the stoke for the day while handling the free barbeque for those in attendance.

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Girls Combi Pool Classic 2013 – Highlights
Ozzie Ausband and Ray Zimmerman have recapped the action at Blue Tile Obsession with photos that give you an idea of the vein deep devotion, camaraderie, and skill that surrounded Vans’ renowned Combi Pool on Saturday with these ladies. Have a look!

Final Results – By Age Group

1 Nora Vasconcellos $2500
2 Lizzie Armanto $1000
3 Julz Lynn $500
4 Alana Smith
5 Hunter Long
6 Nicole Hause
7 Amelia Brodka
8 Abby Zsarney

28 and Over
1. Karen Jones $2500
2. Katherine Folsom $1000
3. Jean Rusen $500
4. Cara Beth Burnside
5. Lauren Callahan
6. Mansy Esch
7. Natalie Das
8. Kim Peterson

14 and Under
1. Ariana Carmona $1500
2. Poppy Starr Olsen $1000
3. Jordyn Barrett $500
4. Bryce Wettstien
5. Madi Thomas
6. Pauline Brannon
7. Annika Vrklan
8. Lilly Graves

RIP Lewis Marnell

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We’re saddened to share the news that professional skater Lewis Marnell has passed away. He was a great and gifted person both on and off of his skateboard and will be missed immensely by the global skateboarding community. Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts of positivity go out to his family and friends. Roll for Lewis today. Rest in Peace. Never Forget.

Trunk Boyz Wheels with Spitfire

The Trunk Boyz, Raven Tershy, Stevie Perez, Elijah Berle, Cory Kennedy & Vincent Alvarez just rolled out a video for the release of their new Trunk Boyz Spitfire Wheels. Check out the video, along with an assortment of new wheels from Mike Mo, Chris Cole, Marc Johnson, AVE and more in the catalog from Spitfire.

Jason Adam’s Guns and Arrows


For those of you who might be around the SF Bay Area this weekend, be sure to make some time available to check out Jason Adam’s Guns and Arrows art show opening. It takes place on Saturday night at the Book and Job Gallery from 7-11pm.

Rowley Week – Day 5: Five Favorites


With this being the final Day of Rowley Week, the good people at Vans have shared a video of his five favorite spots in Long Beach with some Cherry Park footage. Have a look.

Felipe Gustavo and Rodrigo Teixeira

Deeper Roots Stronger Branches: Felipe Gustavo and Rodrigo Teixeira