2013 February

Help Support Ryan DeWitt


This weekend, a fire destroyed the house of the former Element TM and current Vans East Coast Head of Marketing, leaving him with just the items in the backpack he brought to work.

Friends of Ryan are asking for the help of the skateboard community to help him get back on his feet. You can make a donation in any denomination by clicking here. It’s quick and easy and you don’t need to set up an account to donate.

It would be great if donations can be sent between now and March 11th so Ryan can receive them as soon as possible. The money will be collected and distributed to Ryan via a check from WePay as soon as the fundraiser is over (March 11th).

2013 Vans Bowl-A-Rama Results

After a 24 hour weather delay, the skies cleared up for 2013’s acclaimed Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi event to properly entertain all of those gathered in attendance and all over the world via the live webcast and Vans Live 2.0 App.

At just 17 years old, Pedro Barros blew our collective minds and won his fourth consecutive Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi Pro title with insanely high Indy 540s, a deep bag of sick tricks and a back tailslide shove it to seal the deal. Bucky Lasek ripped the bowl apart and took home the second place spot followed by the supreme skating of Rune Glifberg in third. This year’s Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi podium was exactly the same as it was last year.

Denmark’s vertically inclined pro vet Nicky Guerrero edged out Steve Caballero to seize the revered Masters title with consistency and a great display of creative lines and assorted stunts too. World Cup Skateboarding has posted the complete results.

We’ve embedded the recorded broadcast above where you can scrub through the footage to locate your favorite skaters, heats, and coverage throughout the day.

Final Results
1. Pedros Barros
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Rune Glifberg
4. Josh Stafford
5. Sam Beckett
6. Alex Sorgente
7. Brad McClain
8. Omar Hassan
9. Kalani David
10. Kevin Kowalski

1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie Elguera
4. Pat Ngoho
5. Christian Hosoi
6. Mike McGill
7. Sergie Ventura
8. Adam Luxford
9. Lester Kasai
10. Jeff Grosso

Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama 2013

In its ninth year, 2013’s Vans Bowl-A-Rama at Bondi Beach is just hours away (weather pending) and if you’re not there beachside, you can once again watch the global live webcast from your region of the planet. Tune in and catch the action at www.bowlarama.com.au and via the Vans Live 2.0 App.

UPDATE: Due to yesterday’s rain delay, all proceedings of Vans BOWL-A-RAMA at Bondi Beach will now be postponed until Sunday, 24th February. The event program and schedule times throughout the day will remain unchanged. Check out the webcast at 4pm PST today!

TORRO! NYC x House Of Vans

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Rodney Torres and his TORRO! NYC riders paid a visit to the House Of Vans in Brooklyn, New York recently to warm up from the frigid New York winter. Steve Marino filmed all the action.

Brixton Spring 2013

Brixton launched their Spring 2013 collection and have a brand new video to go along with it. Check it out.

New Lakai Site Launched

Lakai has redesigned its website with plenty of new features including highlights with new shoe offerings and new videos with its team riders. Check the footage of Miles Silvas for example, have a look around and revisit frequently.